2018-08-23 / Community Bulletin Board



Fall Festival The Akersville fall festival will be held October 18 and 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 3431 South Valley Road, Crystal Spring. Fifty spaces of crafters and vendors, good food, cost of food by donation, ice cream, antique cars and tractors, kids activities, raffles, live music and so much more. Come join in for a fun-filled family friendly day. From Route 30 take 915 south 2.5 miles; from I70 take Crystal Spring Exit 151, to 915 north 3.5 miles.

Open Stage Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an open stage August 25. An open stage and chicken barbecue will also be held September 22.

NASCAR Trip A NASCAR Sprint Cup race bus trip is planned for October 7 to Dover International Speedway. Cost is $140 per person and includes race ticket and transportation. For more information contact Phil and Alice Miller at 717-377-2944. Sponsored by Shade Gap Fire Co.

Cruise-In For A Cause Cruise-In For A Cause will be held September 15 (rain or shine) at Thomas All Things Automotive, 21518 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event is being held to benefit Sandy Mellott of Needmore and Darryl Kipe who are battling cancer. A $10 donation is being accepted per registered vehicle with all donations going directly to Sandy and Darryl. Any year or type of cars, trucks or motorcycles are welcome. The first 50 registered vehicles will receive a thank-you gift bag. Food will be available for purchase by Hustontown Fire Co. Bake sale items will also be available. No alcoholic beverages. Not responsible for accidents. For more information call Kevin and Kim Mowen at 717-485-5492.

Cruisin Over Cancer As a part of Cruise-In For A Cause, those who have been affected by cancer will be recognized. Come plant a flower flag in the Cruisin Over Cancer garden in honor or memory of loved ones. All registered will be announced the day of the cruise-in. Cruise-In For A Cause will be held September 15 at Thomas All Things Automotive.

Needmore Parade Needmore firemen’s parade and ice cream social will be held September 8. Parade lineup will be at 5 p.m. and parade at 7 p.m.

Fulton Fatherhood Join Fulton Fatherhood August 31 at Saunderosa Camp playground for a dual cornhole event for both Fatherhood and Fatherhood and Teens. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Lights refreshments will be served.

Gun Bash Everett and Breezewood Fire Cos. will hold a gun bash August 25 at the Breezewood Firehall. Free food and refreshments from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. No takeouts. Bring lawn chairs and tents. Outside lighting provided. No one under the age of 18 is permitted. Ticket admits one for a donation of $10. Must have ticket to attend drawing. Doors open at 4 p.m.; drawing starts at 5 p.m. Need not be present to win.


Free Lunch Lunch will be served every first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at McConnellsburg United Methodist Faith and Life Center, across from the courthouse. Parking available behind the church. Soup, sandwiches, salad bar, potato bar and dessert bar are served. Dine-in or carryouts with donations accepted.

Legion Picnic The American Legion picnic will be held August 26 at the picnic grounds. Tickets on sale at the Post.

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.

Food Sale Whips Cove Church Missions will hold a soup, jelly, pickle and bake sale Thursday, September 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, September 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, September 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. Available soups will be chicken corn, vegetable, bean and chili along with many types of jellies and pickles. Lunch stand will be available each day. The church is located at 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg. All proceeds benefit missions of the church. For more information call 717-294-3108.

Turkey Dinners Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co. will hold turkey dinners September 9, October 14 and November 11, at 11 a.m. until sold out. Meals will be available to eat in or to take out. Mark calendars for trunk-or-treat October 27. Proceeds benefit Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co.

Chicken BBQ Needmore Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue at the firehall Sunday, August 26.

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.

Ice Cream Festival Fairview United Methodist Church will hold an ice cream festival September 15. The church is located four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. Homemade ice cream, soups, sandwiches, french fries and desserts will be for sale. Festivals begin at 4 p.m.


Kuhn/Clevenger/Kendle Reunion The Kuhn-Clevenger- Kendle reunion will be held Sunday, August 26, at 1 p.m. Note new location is Mercersburg Mennonite Church at 10060 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg. Please bring place settings, utensils and drinks for family and two dishes, hot or cold, to share. Don’t forget something for the auction. Any questions call Lori Group at 717-372-2655

Hendershot Reunion The annual Hendershot reunion will be held Sunday, August 26, at Buck Valley Park. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m. All are welcome.

MHS Class of 1978 Reunion McConnellsburg High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40th reunion October 20, at Great Cove Golf Course dining room. Contact Paul Johnston at 717-816-5442 for details and reservations.


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.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Monday morning at 11 a.m. (even holidays), at Fulton County Medical Center Community Health and Wellness building located at 294 Lincoln Way West and every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the basement of McConnellsburg alumni building, 301 East Maple Street. Both are open meetings and anyone can attend.

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.

Memory Loss Suppor t Group A memory loss support group meets the third Tuesday monthly, at 6 p. m., in the Pearl Room at Fulton County Medical Center. Please use the south entrance. For more information call 717- 485- 6108.

Narcotics Anonymous Meets two times per week in Mc- Connellsburg. NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. 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 (patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous.) Anyone is welcome no matter what is used or how big the desire to stop using is. Sundays at 7 p. m. in Fulton County Medical Center Wellness Center, 294 Lincoln Way West (old Dollar General); Thursdays at 7 p. m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, McConnellsburg (down the outside stairs). Any questions call 814- 448- 3297.


Intr oduction To Home Food Preservation An introduction to home food preservation workshop will be held Thursday,

August 30, from 6 p. m. to 8 p. m., at Fulton County Community

Health and Wellness Center, 294 Lincoln Way West, Mc- Connellsburg. Introduction to preserving will explain the scientific reasoning behind today’s methods for home food preservation and the basics of using a pressure canner. Cost is $15. To register call 1- 877- 345- 0691 or register online at extension. psu.edu/ introduction- to -preserving- workshop. For more information call 814- 414- 0583 or ess10@psu.edu.

Hunter Trapper Course A Pennsylvania Game Commission

Hunter Trapper Education Training Class will be held Saturday, September 15, at the DCNR District Forestry Building located north of McConnellsburg off Route 522. The class will begin at 8 a. m. sharp, so students need to arrive by 7: 45 a. m. to receive class materials. Students must bring a packed lunch as no lunch is provided. Class will conclude at approximately

3 p. m., and parents need not remain with the students.

Students must be at least 11 years old to attend and register at https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/122608. For information only contact John K Johnston at 717-485-5390

Bulky Item Day Notice to Ayr and Todd Township and Mc- Connellsburg Borough residents: Fall bulky item day will be held Saturday, September 15, from 7 a. m. to noon, at the Ayr and Todd Township buildings. McConnellsburg Borough residents’ bulky items will be picked up on Friday, September 14. Please place items at the curb the night before. A detailed list of acceptable items will be advertised in the “News.”

Master Gardener Class A new Master Gardener class is being formed for interested citizens of Fulton County. Class - es will begin in October and consist of 40+ hours of training. An information session will be held Thursday, August 23, at 10 a. m., at the Victory Garden behind the McConnellsburg fire department. Contact Lisa Truax at Fulton County Extension Office at 717- 394- 6851 or at Int115@psu.edu.

Chamber Events Once again, Fulton County Chamber will host vendors at the Fulton County alumni building for the Fulton

Fall Folk Festival. Any vendor looking for a venue for the third weekend in October, consider the event. Contact Kathy Gable at 717- 485- 4064 for more info. Deadline for registration is September 21, 2018.

FFFF Chamber Directory Once again, the Fulton County Chamber is putting together a directory for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Last year, 7,500 copies were printed. It is a great way to let the public know what you have planned for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival and a great way to get advertisement for a business. Consider advertising in the directory. Contact Kathy Gable at 717- 485- 4064 for more info. Orders must be in by August 31, 2018.

Scouts Accepting Members Troop 43, chartered by the United Presbyterian Church of McConnellsburg, is accepting boys ages 11- 17. Meetings are held in the education building of the UPC Fridays from 6: 30 p. m. to 8 p. m. For more information contact Scoutmaster Brad Dickerson at 717- 485- 5328 or 717- 830- 5426. Pack 43, chartered also by the UPC, is accepting boys ages 7- 11. Meetings are also held in the education building of UPC Mondays from 6: 30 p. m. to 7: 30 p. m. For more information call Ron Grove at 717- 485- 5160 or 717- 404- 9250.


Church Anniversary Cherry Grove Church of God, 7590 Cherry Grove Church Road, Three Springs, will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, August 26, with a commemorative worship service at 10: 30 a. m., featuring special music, door prizes and a picnic after the service. All are welcome.

Homecoming A cordial invitation is extended to everyone to the annual homecoming of Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, September 2. Sunday School begins at 9: 30 a. m., followed by worship services with Rev. William Swope at 10: 30 a. m. A covered- dish lunch will be held at noon in the fellowship hall. Afternoon services begin at 1: 30 p. m. with special music by Sideling Hill Creek Singers and speaker will be Rodney Truax, pastor of Berkeley Springs Nazarene Church. The evening service is a hymn sing at 7 p. m.

Ladies Day Retreat A Ladies Day Retreat will be held at Faith and Life Center of the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church Saturday, September 15, from 8: 30 a. m. to 4 p. m. Breakfast and get- acquainted will be rom 8: 30 a. m. to 9 a. m., and worship starting at 9 a. m. Lunch will also be provided.

Come and enjoy three speakers: Joyce Pusey from Texas; Anita Rankin from Lancaster County, and Helen Overly. There will be a registration fee of $10. Contact Reta Chamberlain at 717- 816- 4586 or e -mail at mrrchamberlain@embarqmail.com for more information. Deadline for registration is September 8.

Revival One Accord community revival will be held Sunday, August 26, at 6 p. m., and Monday thru Friday at 7 p. m., at McConnell Park bandshell. Speaker will be Pastor Rob Mc- Corkle with community churches leading nightly worship. Bring chairs.

Rehobeth Homecoming Rehobeth Cemetery Association’s annual homecoming service will be held at Rehobeth United Methodist Church Sunday, September 2, at 2 p. m. There will be an old- fashioned hymn sing led by Rev. Ed James and pianist Hannah Guyer. Memorial gifts by mail are appreciated. Lunch in the pavilion after the service. Meats, bread, desserts, drinks and utensils are furnished. A covered dish would also be appreciated. Everyone is welcome. Send gifts to Helen Layton, 1792 Layton Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267.

Revival Walnut Grove Church of God in Maddensville will hold revival at the fellowship building August 26- 29. There will be free food and ice cream each evening from 6 p. m. to 6: 45 p. m. Services begin at 7 p. m. with special speakers and music. Bring lawn chairs. All are welcome.


Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet August 28 at the library at 11 a. m.

Friends Of Meadow Grounds Meeting The Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake now meets irregularly so please visit http://meadowgroundsfriends.org and click on the Update tab at the far right top for the next meeting date, time and location. Come support this worthy cause and find out the latest developments.

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