2017-10-12 / Community Bulletin Board



Activities Fulton Fall Folk Festival activities at Hustontown Fire Co. are as follows: roast beef dinner Friday, October 20; slippery potpie on Saturday, October 21; open stage Saturday, October 21; and all-you-can-eat buffet Sunday, October 22.

Food Basket Anniversary Fulton County Food Basket’s 35th anniversary will include a hot dog and beard contest October 21 at 2 p.m. Registration fee is $10. First-place prize is $100; second- and third-place prizes will be $25 gift cards. A raffle will be held for ladies for a Vera Bradley bag. Yard sale and vendor spaces available Friday and Saturday for $30. Reservations accepted until October 19. For more information call 717-485-5688.

Chili Fest Once again the chili fest will be at 123 South Second Street October 21 with all kinds of chili for a “buck a cup.” Featured are venison to vegetarian, mild to spicy hot. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until gone. Watch for signs. The chili fest is a project of the Fulton and Friends Democratic Clb.

FFA Festival Activities McConnellsburg FFA will host fun activities for kids Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. They will be set up across from the firehall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Activities will include a petting zoo, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, train rides and other fun activities. Drinks, baked goods and other foods will be available.

Benefit Breakfast A benefit breakfast will be held at Needmore Bible Church for the Brazil team, Saturday, October 21, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Served will be scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage and ham, regular, blueberry, chocolate chip and buckwheat pancakes, coffee, juice and milk. For information contact Nikki Schultz at 717-552-6246.

Barn Quilt Tours Fulton County Barn Quilt Committee will sponsor tours of barn quilts in the county during Fulton Fall Folk Festival on Friday, October 20. The northern route will leave at 8:30 a.m. from Giant parking lot. The southern route will leave from Giant at 1 p.m. Cost is $20 for one or $35 for those who want to do both tours. More information can be found at www.frontierbarnquilttrail.com or on the trail’s Facebook page. Preregistering is greatly encouraged to guarantee a seat. To reserve a seat and pay contact Mike Crampton at 717-830-5953 or at info!frontierbarrnquilttrail.com.

Vendors Needed Akersville Fall Festival will be held October 19, 20 and 21, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with 49 spaces of crafters, vendors, food, live music, apple butter and cider, antiques, cars, tractors, kids’ activities and much more. Directions from Rte. 30: take Rte. 915 south, 2.5 miles from I-70, Exit 151, onto 915 north 3.5 miles. The address is 3431 South Valley Road, Crystal Springs. For more information call 814- 735-3576, 717-977-2953, soccergrandma00@yahoo.com.


PASR Celebration Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, Fulton County, will celebrate 50 years of service to the community October 17 at Celebrations Unlimited. Call Sharon Eckerd at 717-987-3789 to attend.

Halloween Pipes Spooktacular A Halloween pipes spooktacular free concert will be held Friday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m., at Mercersburg Academy Chapel. Featured will be area organists and friends with special guests Moriah O’Brian, soprano, and David Smith, storyteller. Costumes welcome and trick-or-treats for kids.

Gun Drawing A 225 gun drawing will be held Saturday, November 18 at Needmore Fire Co. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Dance to follow. Tickets are $30 for ticket holder and guest. Must be 18 years of age to attend. No carry-outs permitted. To purchase tickets contact any fire company member.

X Card Shoots X card shoots will be held at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club every Friday thru November 17. Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. and shoot starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Trunk-or-Treat Enjoy trick-or-treating in a safe community environment and also enjoy a ride in the fire engine at Needmore Fire Co. Anyone wanting to participate by setting up contact 717-504-0583 by October 24. Located at the new firehall at 8366 Great Cove Road, Needmore.

Grocery Auction Needmore Fire Co. will hold a grocery auction Friday, October 13, at 5:30 p.m. Lots of food, laundry items and much more. More information call 717-504-0583.

Paint Night A Halloween jack-o-lantern paint night will be held at Needmore Fire Company Friday, October 20, at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 per ticket with $15 deposit required. Located at 8328 Great Cove Road, Needmore. Contact 717-504-0583 for more information.


Chicken BBQ Needmore Fire Co. will hold its last chicken barbecue of the year Sunday, October 15. Menu is half a chicken, baked beans, baked potatoes, cake and roll for $9 or half a chicken and roll for $7. Call-ins will be done first. Anyone wanting chicken call Sunday, October 15, at 717-494-2917 or 717-504-0583.

Apple Dumpling Sale Center United Methodist Church ladies are currently accepting orders for apple dumplings for $3 each. Orders are due Friday, October 13, and may be picked up at Center community bldg October 16, between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If unable to pick up, let Jane know at 814-685-3236. All proceeds benefit cemetery fund.

Potpie Dinner A ham potpie dinner will be held at Warfordsburg Presbyterian Fair Center November 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit local deacon mission needs. Donations accepted. For more information call 717-294-3028,

Democratic Banquet The Fulton County Democratic banquet will be held Saturday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Mc- Connellsburg Firehall. Tickets available at the door.

Republican Fall Dinner The Fulton County Republican Committee will hold a fall dinner Saturday, October 28, at 6 p.m., at Hustontown Firehall. Tickets are adults $15; children $7.50 and children under 6 are free. Call Jackie Yates at 717- 573-2571 or committee persons for tickets. Please reserve tickets by October 23.

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.


Blood Drive A blood drive will be held at the Warfordsburg Faith Center Thursday, October 12, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p .m. To expediate service call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Warfordsburg to schedule an appointment.

Lyme Disease Support Group A Lyme disease support group will be held Thursday, October 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 374 Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg with a showing of “Under Our Skin,” a powerful look not only at the science and politics of the disease, but also the personal stories of those whose lives have been affected. The group welcomes members affected by the disease and other tick-borne illnesses the second Thursday of each month.

NAR-ANON Meeting The Nar-Anon Family Group is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have travelled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind. When you come into the family group you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. Meetings have been moved from Thursday at 7 p.m. to 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 717-446-1005.

Nutrition Class Fulton County nutrition awareness classes are held at Warfordsburg Senior Center on the third Monday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. When the third Monday is a holiday, the class is held the fourth Monday. To register or sign up for lunch call 717-294-6020.

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.

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.


Christmas Gift Sign-up Fulton County Catholic Mission is accepting applications for its annual Christmas gift program for those in need. To sign up call 485-5917.

Military Honor Roll Dedication Forbes Road Lions Club has completed and installed a Military Honor Roll at Forbes Road High School that recognizes Hustontown/Forbes Road students who served in the United States Military. A dedication service will be held in the high school auditorium on November 9, 2017 in conjunction with Forbes Road School District’s annual observance of Veterans Day. All veterans, parents and the public are invited to attend the ceremony. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the program beginning at approximately 1:15 p.m. If you have any questions please call 717-987-3395 or the high school principal 814-685-3866.

Community Food Giveaway A community food giveaway will be held Saturday, October 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Rehobeth New Life Church, Needmore. No income eligibility. Everyone is welcome.

Photo Contest Frontier Barn Quilt Trail is sponsoring an amateur photo contest featuring local barn quilts in their setting. Prizes exceed $450. For complete information and entry forms go to www.frontierbarnquilttrail.com or call 717-839- 5953.

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.

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.


MHS Class Of 1956 Reunion McConnellsburg High School Class of 1956 will hold a reunion Saturday, October 28, at 1 p.m., at New Fort Restaurant, Fort Littleton.

MHS Class Of 1972 Reunion McConnellsburg High School Class of 1972 will hold a reunion Sunday, October 29, at New Fort Restaurant. Social time will be at 3 p.m. and meal at 4 p.m. RSVP by October 16 to Dixie at 717-860-4515.

MHS Class Of 1982 Reunion McConnellsburg High School Class of 1982 will hold a reunion October 21, at 6 p.m., at Great Cove Golf Course. For more information call Teresa Leese at 717-658-1189.


Special Speaker Knobsville Church of the Brethren will host Chaplain Craig Shambaugh from the Carlisle Truckstop Ministry October 15 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 221 Knobsville Road, just off U.S. Rte. 522 in the village of Knobsville. All are welcome. For more information call 987-3935.

Revial Services Knobsville Church of the Brethren will host revival services Sunday, October 29 to Wednesday, November 1. Brother Frank Heidler, Penn’s Creek, will be the speaker. Sunday worship will be at 10:30 a.m., with a covered dish meal at noon. Services will be held in the evenings at 7 p.m. The church is located at 221 Knobsville Road, Mc- Connellsburg, off U.S. Rte. 500. For more information call 717- 987-3935.

Missions Speakers Alleene and Charles Dean who returned this summer after serving a year with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Indonesia will share their experiences on October 22, at the 10:30 a.m. service at Rock Hill Church. All are invited. The church is three miles south of McConnellsburg off Back Run Road.

Prayers For Peace Join Ebenezer United Methodist Church on the streets of McConnellsburg for an hour of prayer October 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. E-mail mellott@centurylink.net to be added to the list of participants. Call 717- 860-2844 with questions.

Revival Revival services will be held at Pleasant Grove Pentecostal Church October 22 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Speaker will be Frank Menhart. All are welcome.


Sportsmen’s League Meeting Fulton County Sportsmen’s League will meet October 20, at 7 p.m., in the stone house at the trout nursery.

FAFSA Meeting A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) meeting will be held at McConnellsburg High School cafeteria October 16, at 7 p.m., for anyone needing information on filling out the FAFSA. For more information, please contact the Guidance Office at 485-7048.

Historical Society Meeting Fulton County Historical Society will hold its fall membership meeting Thursday, October 19, at 7 p.m., at the Fulton County Courthouse. Featured speaker and author James Hostetler will give a Forbes Road presentation that includes General Forbes Campaign and Fort Bedford, the Braddock Road versus the Forbes Road, and interesting aspects of the Forbes Road. This meeting is open to all.


McCbg. Bingo McConnellsburg Fire Co. will hold bingo every Friday. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Bingo Bingo will be held November 26. Doors open at noon and games at 2 p.m. Six-pack of games for $25 with exception of early-bird quickie additional $1. Extras are available for purchase. Kitchen will be open. More information call 717-504-0583.

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