2015-07-23 / Community Bulletin Board



Open Stage Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an open stage Saturday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Free admission.

Social Night Warfordsburg Senior Center will host a social night Saturday, July 25. Seniors 60 and older are welcome to attend and enjoy an evening of music with the DJs Barb and Forrest. Bring a covered dish with meat furnished by the club. Meal is at 5 p.m. Music will start shortly after. For more information call 717-294-6020.

Kids Event “For The Kids” community event will be held August 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Alumni & Friends building, McConnellsburg. Free games, prizes, meal and fun for all. Also raffles, dunk tank and bouncy house.

Wells Tannery Homecoming The Wells Tannery Homecoming will be held July 25. Chicken barbecue and hot roast beef sandwiches top the menu to be served starting at noon, as well as homemade pie and cake. A car show will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Music will be provided by Dick Mc- Connell starting at noon and Chris Woodward and Shindiggin at 2 p.m. The parade starts at 11 a.m., and more participants are needed. The first 50 participants in the parade will get dash plaques. More information at 814-685-3399.

5K Run/Walk Online registraiton forms are availablae for the third annual 5K run/walk sponsored by Southern Huntingdon Library Saturday, August 15. Proceeds benefit the allvolunteer library. More information at 814-448-0040 or 814-447- 0065.

Auction An auction will be held Thursday, August 6, at 4:30 p.m., at Hustontown Senior Center, 387 Cole Road, Hustontown. Boxes yet to be unpacked. Gift certificates for restaurants, services, products, complete vehicle detail and much, much more. Lunch stand reserved by senior citizens. Lots of homemade goodies.

Car Show Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 140 Mc- Governs Lane, McConnellsburg, will hold a car show August 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All types of cars, trucks, tractors, ATVs and 4-wheelers will be on display. Special music, games and petting zoo for the children. Food provided. by C.I.B.C.

Shade Gap Picnic The 132nd annual Shade Gap Picnic will be held July 26 through August 1 at Harpers Memorial Park in Shade Gap. For a schedule of events and more information go to www.shadegapfire.com or call 814-259-3252.

Hope And Healing Fulton County Family Partnership will hold an evening of “Hope and Healing” for the community July 27 at 7 p.m. at Lions Club Park in McConnellsburg. all members of the community are invited to attend and share in the evening words of comfort and spiritual healing from local church leaders. Local agencies will also be available to provide information on how to prevent child abuse. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-6767, Ext. 251.

Art In The Park Create your own piece of the park to take home at Art In The Park at Cowans Gap State Park July 25, August 15 and October 3, at 11 a.m. Meet at the Brightbill Interpretive Center. Join Nancy Mendes to create a landscape of the park. A donation of $25 is requested for participation in these events. Please contact the park office to register.

Path Valley Picnic The 108th annual Path Valley picnic and homecoming will be held August 12-15 at Hammond’s Grove, north of Spring Run. Admission and parking are free. More information may be obtained by calling 717-349-2949.

Bus Trip A bus trip is planned to Richmond NASCAR race September 12 and 13. Price is $210 per person and includes ticket, motel and bus. Benefits Shade Gap Area Fire Co. More information may be obtained by calling Ron and Evelyn Peterson at 814-259-3734.


Summer Lunch/Breakfast Join in this summer for lunch and breakfast at Central Fulton High School cafeteria. Free, nutritionally balanced lunch and breakfast, for all children 18 years and under regardless of income status. No registration or reservations required. Walk-ins are welcome. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults are welcome. Adult meal price is $3 for a lunch and $2 per breakfast. For more information call 717-485- 3195, Ext. 7040 or Ext. 7074.

PIAA Officials Training PIAA high school training for new field hockey officials will be held July 27, 28 and 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Shippensburg University. No charge. To register call 717-377-3707 or abhall91@centurlylink.net. Must be 17 years of age.

Historical Society Museum Open Fulton County Historical Society’s Fulton House Museum will be open every Friday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., through August 28. On display will be paintings by Charles Walker and also the permanent exhibits of chairs, guns, furniture, quilts, etc., all made by local craftsmen from long ago. There is no admission charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Special Olympics Special Olympics Fulton County has volunteer and athlete opportunities. Anyone wanting more information should call 717-485-5038, Ext. 211. The management team meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the alumni and friends building in McConnellsburg.

Spay/Neuter Clinic Bedford County Humane Society’s clinic provides low-cost dog and cat spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations. For information and/or appointment please call 717-987-3033.

Quilters Wanted Hustontown Senior Center is looking for anyone of any age who would like to come join in to quilt. The center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling Janay at 717- 987-3770.

Gowns Accepted Do you have a white wedding or prom gown you do not know what to do with? The LDS chapel will hold a compassionate service project this fall using the material from these gowns to make burial clothing for infants which will be available to all parents who lose a child. Anyone wishing to donate a gown or skills as a seamtress should call or text 717-485-1119.

Education/Career Services Available Standard of Living Augmentation (SOLA) Inc. will offer education and career services on a weekly basis in Fulton County to job seekers with disabilities, ex-offenders, veterans and those struggling with drug addiction. SOLA will have hours at Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg every Monday between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. SOLA provides a free services including career counseling; job search strategies; access to computer, Internet, phone, fax and copier; resume writing; and interview workshops. SOLA also offers financial management, access to community resources, textbooks and work tools and career development and job leads.

Thrift Store Accepting Donations Paws For Hope Thrift Store is accepting donations during business hours. Taking household items, clothing, furniture and supplies for Bedford County Humane Society. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 232 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg. More information may be obtained by calling 717-377-7860.

Three Springs Museum Open Three Springs museum will be open any Tuesday during July or August from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 8384 Ashman Street, Three Springs. To schedule a different time for a tour call 814-448-3764 or 814-448-3308.

Car Seats Available Fulton County Family Partnership has a limited number of car seats in various sizes available in the seat loaner program. To find out how to obtain a seat please call 717-816-5721 and leave a message.


No Free Meal There will be no free meal at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church during the month of July. Join again the second Tuesday of each month in August when the program will return.

Free Lunch The first Friday of every month a free and nutritious lunch is served in the Faith & Life Center at Mc- Connellsburg United Methodist Church on the courthouse square from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Festival Whips Cove Church will hold its annual festival Saturday, August 1, at 5 p.m. Entertainment by Dale Wigfield and Friends. Games for all ages, cake walks at 7:30 p.m. and silent auction with drawing at 8:30 p.m. Homemade food and ice cream. More information at 717-294-3229 or whipscovechurch@yahoo.com.

Ice Cream Festival Siloam United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, will hold an ice cream festival August 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Menu includes sandwiches, soups, pies and more than a dozen varieties of homemade ice cream. Live music by the Country Strings. Church is located three miles south of Harrisonville on Route 655.

Festival Laurel Ridge Christian Church festival will be held August 8 at 5 p.m. There will be homemade ice cream, soups, sandwiches, french fries, baked goods and soda. There will be special music by Dan Meredith and games/activities for the children. Everyone is welcome.

Ice Cream Festival Fairview United Methodist Church will hold its ice cream festival September 12. The church is located four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. Homemade ice cream, soups, sandwiches, french fries and dessert will be available for sale. Festivals begin at 4 p.m. Remember: Due to the turnpike bridge construction a detour is in effect on North Hess Road.


Nar Anon Nar Anon, a support group for families who are dealing with loved ones who have addiction issues, will be changing their meeting dates for the summer. There will be only one monthly meeting for the months of July and August. The meeting dates are Monday, July 13, and Monday, August 17. Weekly meetings will resume on September 14. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-3731 and leaving a message.

Narcotics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday nights in Fulton County Medical Center in the Pearl Room. NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. Membership is open to all drug addicts, regardless of the particular drug or combination of drugs used (including alcohol). Anyone is welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 814-448-3297. New meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, Mc- Connellsburg.


Rhodes Reunion The descendants of John Rhodes and his wives, Margaret and Alice, will hold their annual reunion Sunday, August 2, at Buchanan’s Birth Place near Mercersburg. Meal at noon. Bring a covered dish and grab bags for an adult and child.

Ward Reunion The Ward reunion will be held Sunday, July 26, at Buck Valley Park pavilion. Meal at 1 p.m. Please arrive a bit early to socialize before the meal. Any questions, please call Scott at 240-625-2582.

DeShong Reunion The family of Elvie and Regina DeShong will hold their reunion at Knobsville United Methodist Church July 26, at 12:30 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling 485-5413.

Knepper/Shaver Reunion Descendants of the Charles Knepper and Newville Shaver families will meet Saturday, August 15, at 12:30 p.m., at Center United Methodist Church community building for their 56th annual reunion at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish. All are welcome.

Gress Reunion The annual Gress family reunion will be held Sunday, August 2, at Knobsville United Methodist Church, 11048 Waterfall Road, McConnellsburg, at 12:30 p.m. Drinks and tableware provided. Please bring one meat dish and a covered dish and items for the silent auction. More information may be obtained by calling 717-860-0434.

Miller-Wright Reunion The Miller-Wright reunion will be held at Center United Methodist Church, Waterfall, at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, August 9.

McKee Reunion The annual McKee reunion will be held Saturday, August 1, at Warfordsburg Community Park behind the Warfordsburg Senior Center. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Bring an item for the auction. All are welcome.


Homecoming Amaranth Church of the Brethren, 2709 McKee’s Gap Road, Warfordsburg, off Interstate 70, will hold its annual homecoming service Sunday, July 26, at 10:15 a.m., with Bobby Youst as speaker, along with special music. Services should wrap up around noon, followed with a covereddish meal. Meat is provided. All are welcome to bring a favorite covered dish or dessert. More information may be obtained by calling 814-259-0195.

Camp Meeting Crystal Spring Camp Meeting begins Friday, August 7, through August 16. Nightly services begin at 7:30 p.m., with song leader Dan Meredith and evangelistic services under the leadership of Rev. Carl Schmidt (August 7-11), and Pastor Mark Lingenfelter (August 12-16). Special nightly music is also scheduled. Sunday concerts are at 2:30 p.m. August 9: Second Chances from Hagerstown; and August 16: Michelle Layton of Breezewood. Daily activities for all ages. Grounds are located at 1008 Camp Meeting Road, just off I-70 (Exit 151), follow the signs. More information may be obtained by calling 814-285-0986 or 814-735-4918.

Bible School Vacation Bible School will be held July 27- 31 at Cito United Methodist Church, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes for all ages. For more info: www.citoumc.org or 717-485-9020.

Homecoming Celebration Timber Ridge Cemetery Association, in cooperation with Antioch Christian Church, invites all to the homecoming celebration Sunday, July 26, at Antioch Christian Church at 2 p.m. Included will be gospel music and a memorial message followed by fellowship at the adjacent pavilion. Meat, beverage and paper products will be furnished. Bring a covered dish. RSVP and direct questions to 717-573-2133.

Bible School Laurel Ridge Church will hold Bible School July 27, 28 and 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Classes for all ages. Ride aboard the ship of hope and send your SOS signal and receive your lifeline.

Services For Deaf Worship services for the deaf will be held at 10 a.m. August 16 at McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church. A professional signing interpreter has been hired through Deafnet of Hagerstown to interpret the entire service from announcements to hymns. A short portion of the service will be dedicated to teaching signs to the congregation. This ministry has been well accepted in Fulton County and current plans are to continue the services every third Sunday of each month.


Historical Society Meeting Fulton County Historical summer membership meeting will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015, at McConnellsburg Presbyterian Church, 116 South Second Street, McConnellsburg. Ron Morgan, of Roberstdale, will be the featured speaker. He is one of the founders and 25-year president of the nonprofit Broad Top Coal Miners Historical Society.

Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, July 28, at 11 a.m., at Crampton Inn Barn, departing from Giant at 10:30 a.m. Theme is Hawaiian attire. Bring a Hawaiian covered dish. New members and guests always welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 717- 485-4017.

Buddy Walk Meeting Fulton County Buddy Walk will hold monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., in the Community State Bank meeting room. Anyone who is interested in participating with this year’s Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness is encouraged to attend. Please contact Valerie Bivens at 717-360-5122 for more information.

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