2017-05-18 / Community Bulletin Board



Sportsmen’s League Open House Fulton County Sportsmen’s League will hold its annual open house and children’s trout rodeo Sunday, May 21, at the Esther Run Nursery Meadow. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., for children 12 years of age and younger. Register at the desk beside the food stand in order to be eligible for door prizes and receive a handout listing the rules. Fishing will begin at noon and the rodeo will end at 3 p.m. A special door prize raffle for a wooden fishing art plaque will be held. Refreshments will be available for purchase, along with the new badge and raffle tickets. A children’s raffle for prizes will be held along with the regular raffle drawing at 3:15 p.m.

Musical Tribute A Honky Tonk Hangout, a musical tribute to the Grand Ole Opry, will be held at Hancock Performing Arts Center, Saturday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Sponsored by Hancock Arts Council.

Auction Ashlyn’s Angels’ live auction May 20 has been changed to an online auction to run from May 19-21. Donations are still needed. Please have them delivered or arrange for pickup by May 18. More information may be obtained by calling 717-799-7343.

Yard/Bake Sale St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, will hold a yard sale and bake sale Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Senior Social Night Warfordsburg Senior Center will host a social night Saturday, May 20. Seniors 60 and older come and enjoy an evening of DJ music. Bring a covered dish; meat is furnished by the club. Meal is at 5: p.m. Music will start shortly after. For more information call 717-294-6020.

Car Show/Chicken BBQ/Yard Sale A car show, chicken barbecue and community yard sale will be held June 10 at Hixon Bible Camp Inc., 3472 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg. Car show registration 9 a.m. to noon. Registration fee is $10 per entry. All trophies decided by voting. Chicken dinners are $8 and halves for $6. Yard sale spots are $8. To set up call 814-585-0282 or 301-842-3167 or email hixonbiblecampinc@yahoo.com

Volleyball Competition Fulton County Community Christian School will hold a volleyball 3-on-3 competition May 17 at Needmore Bible Church. Cost is $20 for males and $10 for mother or daughter. Register at the door at 4 p.m. Have team wear the same color shirt. Competition starts at 5 p.m. Free gift to all registrants while supplies last. Prizes awarded. Spectator admission, donations accepted. Concession stand will be open. For more information call 717-573-4400. Proceeds benefit Fulton County Community Christian School.

Color Run Forbes Road National Honor Society and Mc- Connellsburg High School National Honor Society will hold a color run to benefit Fulton County Food Basket May 20 at 9 a.m. at Central Fulton. Preregistration deadline is May 10. Race length is three miles. Medals awarded to top three overall finishers. Cost is $20 or $25 with T-shirt and kids $10 and $15 with T-shirt. Preregister by May 10 to guarantee a Tshirt. Register online at home.cfsd.info

Youth Field Day Fulton County Sportsmen for Youth will sponsor a youth field day June 10, at Camp Sinoquipe, Ft. Littleton, for area youths ages 10-15. Hands-on activities such as archery, trap shooting, .22 rifle and black powder rifle shooting, fishing, fly tying, furbearer trapping, wild turkey hunting techniques, waterfowl retrieval, white-tailed deer hunting techniques and ATV safety are just a few of the stations available for participants to learn outdoor recreation skills. A full day agenda begins with a flag-raising ceremony, followed by a bloodhound demonstration, in addition to morning and afternoon station instruction. A lunch is provided and the day ends with a closing ceremony. A parent must accompany the participant. Participants must register and download a liability waiver form directly at https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/102251 or on the PA Game Commission Web site.

Youth Shoot A youth 22 shoot will be held at Fulton County Pistol & Rifle Club. Open to public, ages 16 and under. Held Fridays in May (May 19 and 26). Registration starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open.

Dinner Auction The Fulton County Historical Society will hold a dinner auction Saturday, June 10, at Mc- Connellsburg Firehall. Silent auction is from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and traditional auction begins around 6:30 p.m. Donations are needed and greatly appreciated. Monetary donations are also welcome. Donations can be dropped off at Fulton County Treasurer’s Office or at Everett Marble & Granite office on South Seventh Street. Donations and gift certificates can be mailed to Fulton County Historical Society, PO Box 115, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. Dinner tickets are $15 each for adults, $7.50 for children 6-12 and are available at the county treasurers office; call 717-485- 4454; or at Everett Marble & Granite, 107 South 7th Street, McConnellsburg.

Gun Bash Hancock Fire Co. will hold a gun bash Saturday, May 20. Gates open at 2 p.m. and drawings from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $20 for two. All-you-can-eat and drink. Located on fire company property on Sensel Road. Contact any member or call the station at 301-678-7739 for tickets. Only 500 tickets sold.

New York City Trip Modern Woodmen of America, Camp 7948, will sponsor an on-your-own trip to New York City May 27. Price is $45 per person which includes a buffet breakfast. Call Rick Claar at 888-623-6719 for details. Pickup at Mc- Connellsburg courthouse at 6 a.m.


Free Meal A free meal will be served the second Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 North Third Street. Please join in for good fellowship.

Spring Tea Warfordsburg Senior Center will hold a spring tea Sunday, June 4, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 by May 29. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information call 717- 294-6020.

Ice Cream Festival Center United Methodist Church will hold its first ice cream festival of the season Saturday, June 3. Ham dinners will be available with mashed potatoes, filling, gravy with choice of green beans or corn, applesauce or coleslaw and drinks along with sandwiches and soup, pie, cake and ice cream. Cost is adults $8 and children 12 are $4. Mark calendars for July 8 and August 26 for festivals.

Fellowship Meal There will be a fellowship meal held at Knobsville United Methodist Church Saturday, May 20, at 4:30 p.m. A silent auction will be held after the meal. A variety of items to bid on plus an assortment of homemade pies. Auction sponsored by Clear Ridge, Center, Fairview and Knobsville United Methodist churches.

Meals Available Once a month volunteers pack up boxes of food to be given to anyone in need in the Waterfall area. Pickup is at Center United Methodist Church community building on Doran Road, Waterfall. More information may be obtained by calling 814-685-3780. Calls will be kept strictly confidential.


Exercise Classes The following classes are available at the alumni community building: Yoga – Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Zumba – Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tai Chi – Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Pilates – Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Country Heat – Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Also come to the gym Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and walk inside, out of the weather, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. free. Any questions call Kathy Kendall at 717-377-3643.

Operation Save A LIfe Anyone concerned that a loved one is at risk for overdosing on heroin or a prescription pain medication should attend training on how to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose; how to administer intranasal Naloxone (Narcan) to reverse an overdose. The next training will be held April 26 at Fulton County Medical Center’s Pearl Room from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required for training and spaces are limited. Call 717-485-6767, Option 0 for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Monday morning at 11 a.m. (even holidays) in the Pearl Room, second floor of Fulton County Medical Center, and every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the basement of Mc- Connellsburg Alumni Building, located at 301 East Maple Street. Both are open meetings that anyone can attend.

Autism Support Group Autism support group meets the last Tuesday of the month quarterly at 6 p.m. Call Lauren Everetts 717-485-6107 for details.

Community Wellness/Silver Sneakers/Prime Community Wellness/Silver Sneakers/Prime will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center cardiopulmonary rehab gym. The cost is based on insurance. Call 717-485-6149 to see if insurance provider is accepted. Community Wellness is $40/month/person or $70/month/couple.

Narcotics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meets three times per week in McConnellsburg. 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. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free, productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA. Anyone is welcome no matter what was used or how big the desire to stop using is. Meetings are held Sunday and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Fulton County Medical Center (follow the signs at the main entrance to the Pearl Room) and Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, McConnellsburg. More information may be obtained by calling 814-448-3297.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Do you have questions about caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s? Visit the support group the third Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center in the Pearl Room. Light supper is provided. Meetings are free. There is a speaker each month focusing on different subjects dealing with this illness. As we travel this journey together there is help here, with daily, weekly and monthly challenges for all stages.

Memory Care Support Learn and discuss common topics and concerns associated with all types and levels of memory loss. The support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., in the Pearl Room of Fulton County Medical Center, 214 Peach Orchard Road. April’s meeting topic is Types of Memory Loss. Meetings are free with a light supper provided.


Book Sale The Friends of Tonoloway will have its books for sale before and after the annual Cemetery Association church service at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church on Thompson Road May 21. The service is at 2 p.m. For sale will be the Mellott and Truax booklets, “Tonoloway, If Its Walls Could Talk” and all four volumes of the “Veterans of the Civil War from Fulton County.” These are also available from Marlin Douglas at 717-263-9860 or e-mail dougmar2@comcast.net.

Blueberry Sale Fulton County 4-H clubs are holding a blueberry sale. Ten-pound boxes of large, clean blueberries for $27. Delivery is Tuesday, June 27. Contact a 4-H member or Penn State Extension Office at 717-325-4871 to place order. Last day for orders is May 24.

Rabies Clinic A rabies vaccination clinic will be held at Wells Tannery Community Park June 3, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 per pet. Other vaccines, wormers, flea products, microchips will be available. Booster shots given with presentation of prior vaccination certificate. Dog license and toe nail trimming also available. Benefits Wells Valley Presbyterian Church.

Fair Queen Applications Applications are available for Fulton County Fair Queen. Must be 16 years old but not over 20 years old as of June 1, 2017. For application form contact Vickie Gordon at 717-485-5137 or Susie Schmidt at 814-448-2613.

Book Sale A giant benefit book sale, May 19-21. More than 60,000 new and used books of all types, plus CDs, DVDs, audio books, puzzles and artwork will be offered for sale at bargain prices at the 33rd annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale at Laird Hall on the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg. Includes silent auction for rare books May 19 and 20. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 19; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 20; and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 21. For information call 717-262-2326. Food and drinks will also be sold.

Grand Opening Second Blessings The grand opening of Second Blessings, 14289 Lincoln Highway, Everett, will be held Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Selling new and gently used items for the home at reasonable prices. E-mail secondblessings22@gmail.com for more information.

Hunter/Trapper/Education Class A PA Game Commission Hunter Trapper education class will be held Saturday, June 17, at the DCNR Forestry building, 5 miles north of Mc- Connellsburg off Rte. 522. Class will start at 8 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. Students must pack a lunch as no lunch is provided. First-time hunters or trappers must successfully complete a hunter trapper education class in order to purchase a hunting or trapping license. Students must be at least 11 years old to participate and must register for the class on the PA Game Commission Web site or directly at www.registered.com/events/view/102667. For information only contact John Johnston at 717-485-5390.

Computer Classes Fulton County Library will offer free one-on-one computer classes Monday, May 15. Signup for up to an hour between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., with librarian Jill Yaich. Call the library at 485-5327 or stop in to register.

Special Olympics Coaches Needed Special Olympics needs volunteer coaches. There will be a coach certification training in McConnellsburg Saturday, May 27 for athletics and basketball, at 9 a.m. at Friends and Alumni building, 301 East Maple Street, McConnellsburg. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/vxg1k4Bccy67A60cz2. The next management team meeting of Special Olympics will be May 17 at 4 p.m. at Fulton County Medical Center Barmont 3. Use the main entrance, turn left. The room is on the right. Please note change of day and time.

Book, Plant, Bake Sale North End Garden Club and Fulton County Library will hold a book, plant, bake sale and light lunch at the library May 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 pm., and May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Needed are gently used books, plants and baked goods. Proceeds benefit the library.

Parenting Power Hour A Parenting Power Hour of learning exploring and relaxing together is held every Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at Fulton County Family Partnership, 22438 Great Cove Road (use COPE entrance). Open to any caregiver interested in improving parent/child relationships, self-awareness and communication with children all while interacting with other parents. To register call 717-830-3177 or astoner@fcfpinc.org.


Sportsmen’s Meeting Fulton County Sportsmen’s League will meet at 7 p.m., in the stone house at the trout nursery May 19. Plans for the open house and fishing rodeo to be held May 21 will be finalized.

PASR Spring Meeting Fulton Retired School Employees (PASR) invites all school retirees to the spring meeting Friday, May 12, at K’s place at 9:30 a.m. Speaker will be Allen Michaels, the former lead person at the PSU horticulture center in Lancaster. Bring an auction item to benefit the scholarship and grant programs. Bring monetary donations for the Food Basket. Order off the menu for lunch. Contact Ron Mitchell at 717-377-6156 or ronaldmitchell@comcast.net if attending. Check out http://www.orgsites.com/pa/fulton-region-5-pasr for more information.

Cemetery Assoc. Meeting Zion Lutheran Cemetery Association of Buck Valley will hold its annual meeting at the church May 21, at 5 p.m.

Pumpkin Growing Contest McConnellsburg Motor & Implement Co., 875 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, is sponsoring a pumpkin growing contest during Fulton Fall Folk Festival. The Grease, Steam & Rust Assoc. will be working with them to coordinate this program. To participate seeds must come from the sponsors. Go to http://gsandr.com/index.php?page=pumpkin-contest or www.gsandr/eventrules for complete guidelines on participating in this program. Cash prizes will range from $50 to $1,000. Questions may be forwarded to dptcmt@gmail.com or 717-873-9359.


Memorial Services Tonoloway Cemetery Association will host its annual memorial service at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Randy Taylor of Cedar Lawn Missionary Church in Hagerstown.

Memorial Services Damascus Cemetery Association, 717 Big Cove Tannery Road, will hold its annual memorial services Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. There will be special music and guest speaker will be Pastor Duane Jensen, formerly of Hancock United Methodist Church.

Memorial Services The 73rd annual Memorial Day services will be held at Wells Valley United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Monday, May 29. Devin Horne will be the guest speaker. A light lunch will be provided after the service.

Memorial Services Jerusalem Christian Church Cemetery Association, 273 Church Road, Warfordsburg, will hold Memorial Day services May 21 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Carter Bard and the musical group Almost There.


Bible School Vacation Bible School will be held at Fairview United Methodist Church at Harrisonville June 12- 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with a program at 7:15 p.m. The VBS theme is “Over The Moat,” Drawbridge to the King! The students will learn God is our king, refuge, high tower, and shield. Run to tell Him about our joys and our fears – and keep on praising Him. All are welcome.

Special Services Bailey’s Crossing will perform at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 10987 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg, Sunday, June 4. They will provide special music, sponsored by Mt. Zion Union Cemetery Association at homecoming services at 10 a.m. The service is held once a year to honor community graduates and longtime members. All contributions received that day, unless designated otherwise, are used for the upkeep and maintenance of the surrounding cemetery. The cemetery is maintained solely from voluntary contributions. Everyone is invited to stay for lunch.

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