2012-05-17 / Community Bulletin Board



The annual Memorial Day services for Buck Valley will be held Sunday, May 27 at the Christian Church at 9 a.m. and proceeding to the Hendershot cemetery, from there to the Brethren Church at Amaranth, then to the Lutheran Church and ending at the Methodist Church for services at 11 a.m. Speaker will be Lynn Rohm.

Memorial Day tribute services for McConnellsburg and surrounding area will be held Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m., at Union Cemetery. Selections will be by McConnellsburg High School Spartan Band and memorial address will be given by Col. Jeffrey D. Houston. Refreshments will follow at the American Legion.

The 68th annual Memorial Day services will be held at Wells Valley United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Monday, May 28, 2012. Joe Barrett will be the guest speaker. Musical selections by members of the Forbes Road Band. A light luncheon will be provided after the service. The public is invited to attend.


Concert Dublin Mills Community Church will hold a concert with the Regan Family May 27 at 7 p.m. More information may be obtained by call 814-685-3910. All are welcome.

Vacation Bible School is scheduled at Center United Methodist Church June 11-15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Musical A community musical “Children of Eden” will be presented Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, at Cito United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Church is located at 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsburg.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in Penn’s Village Shopping Center, will hold a family home evening June 4, at 6 p.m.

Concert Steve Hess and Southern Salvation from

Tenn., will be in concert Sunday, May 20, at 6 p.m.,

Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville. This nationally known group features baritone vocalist and pianist Steve Hess (nephew of Gospel Music Hall of Famer Jake Hess), lead vocalist Stephen Hoell and native Fulton Countian tenor Chad Riley. This trio has shared the stage with numerous of today’s prominent Southern gospel artists nationwide. Together they have dedicated their talent and lives to presenting the gospel through music. Pleasant Ridge is located at 5806 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville. A freewill offering will be taken. For additional information call Pastor Dan at 717-485-3973 or 717-816-3707.

Damascus Cemetery Assoc. will celebrate its 76th memorial services Sunday, May 27, at 2 p.m. Pastor Duane Jensen and the Praise team of Hancock United Methodist Church will provide the message and special music. Lunch will be served in the social room of the church at noon. The trustees of Damascus hope to have the church handicapped accessible by this time. All are welcome.

Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Cemetery Association will hold its annual memorial service Sunday, May 20, at Fulton County’s oldest church located on Route 655 just a few miles north of Hancock. Pastor Frank Pilcher of Westview Baptist Church in Martinsburg, W.Va., will speak at the 3 p.m. service. Special music will be performed by the New Crossroads Gospel Quartet. Members of this group have toured the East Coast of the U.S. from Maine to Florida as members of various gospel groups in the past. Their music is traditional and Southern gospel style. Services at this historic church are held twice yearly, this memorial service in May and a fall service by Friends of Tonoloway on the first Sunday in October. Refreshments will be served following the service.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m., at Jerusalem Christian Church, located on Old 126, Warfordsburg. Rev. Delmas Bard will be speaker and special music will be by the Darrell Trail family.

The annual Timber Ridge Cemetery Association memorial services normally held on the first Sunday of June has been cancelled. Instead there will be a homecoming celebration held Sunday, July 29. More details will follow at a later date.


Cove Valley Youth Camp will hold a family fun fest Sunday, May 20. A kids carnival and petting zoo will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Cove Valley Cup from 4 p.m .to 5:30 p.m.; trading post from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; VeggieTales movie at 6 p.m.; and fishing derby from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A cookout will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The camp is located at 5357 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg. More information may be obtained by calling 717-328-3055.

Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, May 26 at 6 p.m. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited to come and share talent or just come and enjoy the talent of others.

Two students of voice teacher Richard Overcash will present musical selections at a recital Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church auditorium, 3845 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle. Hannah Ott and Katelynn Mellott will perform selections. All are welcome and admission is free.

The annual spring festival will be held Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine. The event, sponsored by Trinity United Church of Christ, Fort Loudon, will be moved from the community grounds to the pavilion behind the church at 13189 Main Street. Food stand will open at 8 a.m. for breakfast. Sandwiches, soups, drinks and baked goods will be sold. Chicken barbecue will be available at 11:30 a.m. Food can be carried out or enjoyed in the paviion or the church social room. Yard sale items from church members will also be sold. More information may be obtained by calling 369-2169.

Free youth shoots May 18 and 25 at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club at 5:30 p.m.

Free movie Friday, May 17, at 6:10 p.m., in the library’s community room. Call 717-485-5327 to find out what’s playing.

The second annual Rose Walk At The Conococheague Institute will be held Sunday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Explore and enjoy the C.I. grounds during a self-guided tour. Free admission. Refreshments will be provided in the Welsh Barrens Visitors Center, 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg.

Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a food auction Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m. Kitchen opens at noon. Vendor will be Mike Sullivan.

Free family fun day will be at Fulton County Library with author Floyd Stokes Saturday, May 26, at 110 a.m. in the community room. Meet the author, book sale and signing, and door prizes.

Teen night will be held at McConnellsburg library, Friday, May 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free and all teens welcome. Wii, board games, craft, movies, books and music available. Enter through community room door.

The McConnellsburg Boy Scouts will have a car wash by donation on Saturday, May 19, from 8-2, at All Things Automotive north of McConnellsburg on Rt. 522. Baked goods, ham & bean soup and sodas will be available for purchase.

The McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will sponsor an old-fashion free card party at the alumni building in McConnellsburg Saturday, May 19, 2012 starting at 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring a covered dish to be shared by all. Any questions please call Kathy Kendall at 485-0221 or 377-3643.

Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church will hold a community yard/craft sale Saturday, May 26, from 8 to 3 p.m. Spaces are available for $15. Call 294-6258 to reserve a space.

Knobsville United Methodist Church, Waterfall Road, will hold an indoor game day Sunday, May 20, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite board game or card game and participate in this day of fun and fellowship. Hot dogs, pizza and beverages will be served. Contact Nova Boyer at 485-3539 for more information.

The 22nd annual Strawberry Festival is on schedule for Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9. Activities begin at 10 a.m. each day. Good food and fellowship each day. Friday noontime will feature the live music of “Old Friends,” and also after the firemen’s parade. Saturdday morning kicks off with the 5K Strawberry Stampede run/walk at 8:30 a.m. At noon Saturday, the McConnellsburg Fire Co. will sponsor a parade. Also featured will be a Beautiful Baby and Toddler contest, strawberry recipe contest, strawberry capping contest, window decorating contest and strawberry coloring contest for kindergarten and first graders. Applications are available at 485-4064 or www.fultoncountypa.com.

Fulton County Parks and Recreation will sponsor a family friendly hike Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. Meet at the Oregon Camp parking area, Rt. 30 west to Rt. 915 north to Oregon Road. DCNR’s Shawn Lynn will guide the approximately two-mile, two-hour hike over relatively flat terrain. The hike will feature the history of the CCC Camp, old turnpike tunnel, railroad bed and arch. Water provided. Questions or for more information, call 485-6767, Ext. 205, or 717-377-5882.

Great Cove Golf Course & Recreation Club will offer American Red Cross swimming lessons. The following sessions will be offered during the 2012 summer season: session #1 – June 18-29; session #2 – July 9-20th; session #3 – July 30 – Aug. 10. To register call Kathy J. Kendall at 485- 0221 or 377-3643.


Danielle Paruch will be talking about her experience in the Peace Corps Saturday, June 30, at 10 a.m., in the community room of Fulton County Library.

Fulton County Library book, plant and bake sale will be held Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Applications are available to enter the 2012 peach pie baking contest. It will be held during the peach festival on August 18 at the community grounds in Fort Loudon. To receive an application or more information, e-mail stpaulsparsonage@embarqmail.com or send a request to Pie Baking Contest, c/o Corinna Rotz, P.O. Box 343, Fort Loudon, PA. 17224.The festival is sponsored by Trinity United Church of Christ, Fort Loudon.

The American Red Cross will be holding recertifications for lifeguards May 19 at James Buchanan High School Pool in Mercersburg starting at 9 a.m. Any questions or register please call Kathy Kendall at 485-0221 or 377-3643.

Fulton County Library Teen Advisory Board and Fulton County Conservation District will be doing a cleanup of Cove Creek on Sunday, May 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meet at Clevenger’s Beverage Connection in Mc- Connellsburg.

A rabies clinic will be held at Butterfly Gardens on Cito Road, Saturday, May 19, from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 per dog or cat, sponsored by Friends of Better Days Animal League, Fulton County. Please call 717-987-3774 to preregister by May 9. Barbecues, hot dogs, drinks and baked goods for sale along with funnel cakes, themed-basket raffle, T-shirts and kettle corn.

Master gardeners from Penn State Fulton County Extension are dedicated volunteers to help with all gardening questions. They are available throughout the week. A master gardener will be available in the office to provide immediate help to the public on gardening, managing pests, diseases, fertilize and man other horitculture questions on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Please call 717-485- 4111 or stop in the office at 216 North Second Street, Mc- Connellsburg.

Pleasant Grove Christian Church, will hold its seventh annual spring auction May 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lawn mower races will be held at 5 p.m. and yard sale begins at 9 a.m. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day.

Due to limited staffing, Fulton County FSA office, located in McConnellsburg, will be closed on the following dates: May 18; June 1; June 15; June 29. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Fulton County office at 717-485-3231, Ext. 2; the Franklin County Office at 717-264- 8074, Ext. 2; or Don Delp, district director, at 717-645-6065.


Mason-Dixon Chapter of Hunters Helping Kids will hold its annual banquet May 19, at Hustontown Firehall. There will be a live and silent auction and small games of chance. All proceeds are tax deductible. All proceeds go to taking kids hunting and education in the outdoors. Presale tickets are $15 for adults, $20 for couples, children 6-12, $8; and under 6 are free or at the door for $20 adults and $25 couple. For tickets call 717-485-5529. Have a business or organization set up a table. Call for space is limited.

An ice cream social will be held Saturday, June 2, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cito Fellowship Hall, 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsbur. Served will be homemade ice cream and pie, along with some enjoyable music. All are wel-

Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue Sunday, May 20, at 11 a.m. Menu includes half a chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, cake and roll.

Ham dinners and bean soup will be served May 26, at 11 a.m., at Clear Ridge Community building. Also available will be sandwiches, pies and ice cream.

Center United Methodist Church will hold its first ice cream festival of the year Saturday, June 2, at 4 p.m. Turkey dinners will be available with filling, mashed potatoes, green beans or corn, applesauce or coleslaw. Also available will be sandwiches, soup, pie, cake and ice cream. The church is located one-half mile off Rt. 655, five miles north of Hustontown on Dublin Mills Road. Mark calendars for July 14 and August 25 for festivals.

Fairview United Methodist Church will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, May 19, beginning at 4 p.m. The church is located four miles north of Hustontown on North Hess Road. Dinners will include half a barbecue chicken, baked beans, applesauce, dinner roll, cake, coffee, iced team, punch or lemonade. Eat in or takeouts. All are welcome.

Festival St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, will festival June 16, at 4 p.m. Menu includes homemade cream, soups, pies and cakes, barbecue, hamburger and hot dogs. Entertainment provided by the County Classics band from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The church is located five miles south of McConnellsburg on Route 522.

St. Paul Lutheran Church at 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg, will serve a free meal the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship.


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 Kim or Patti at 717-485-6149 to see if insurance provider is accepted. Community Wellness is $40/month/person or $70/month/couple.

Reaching Wellness yoga classes will be held for all ages every Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at Community State Bank. Call for cost and to register at 717-485- 4492.

Zumba will be held at Relay For Life at McConnellsburg high school track, Saturday, May 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Zumba instructor John Tanon with guest instructors Emily Brown, LeAnn Bennett, Luann Minor, Melisa Engul-Unruh.

Reaching Wellness Zumba fitness class will be held for all ages every Friday, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mc- Connellsburg Alumni & Friends building. More information may be obtained by calling 717-253-7599 or at jtanonsilver@comcast.net.

CPR class will be held at Fulton County Library Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to noon. Please register at the library. Cost is $25.

Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton counties will sponsor a workshops on applied suicide intervention skills training Thursday and Friday, June 7 and 8. The workshop will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 26 W. Commerce Street, Chambersburg, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Training will focus on suicide prevention and will cost $30 per person for all Franklin and Fulton County residents, including food and all expenses. Interested people should contact 717-264-4301.

Reaching Wellness Zumba classes will be held for all ages Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at Celebrations Unlimited. Call for cost and register at 814-259-3667.


A basket bingo will be held Sunday, May 20, at Needmore Firehall, sponsored by Needmore Fire Co. ladies auxiliary. Doors open at 1 p.m., a light lunch at 2 p.m. and games start at 3 p.m. King Tut jars, special games and tip jars. $25 per ticket which includes meal and a pack of specials. Reserve in advance and get an extra free pack of specials. More information and reservations may be obtained by calling 717- 573-4528 or 717-573-4599.

A basket bingo will be held to benefit Glycogen Storage Disease research Sunday, May 20, at the alumni buildling. Cost is $20 per ticket. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m. Baskets are filled. Raffles, King Tut, door prizes and auction items. Food stand available. Call 485-5027 or 485-4185 for tickets or more information.


Young adult book club will meet Friday, June 1, at 4:30 p.m., upstairs at the Fulton County Library. Discussing “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. Please call Jamie at the library at 485-5327, Ext. 202, or e-mail jbrambley@fclspa.org if you need a copy of the book.

Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. will hold a town hall meeting Thursday, May 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Needmore Firehall.

Fulton County PARSE Chapter 127 will not hold meetings June, July and August. Meetings will continue in September.

Fulton County Quilt Club will meet Saturday, May 19, in the community room of Community Staet Bank, located on Fulton Drive in McConnellsburg. The club will be adding sashing to quilt blocks, putting the quilt together and machine quilting a quilt.

North End Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the home of Dorothy Mellott, 248 Locust Drive, McConnellsburg. Bring one or more plants to exchange. New members and visitors are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-5736.

VFW/FOVA meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, immediately following the board of directors meeting.

Fulton County Sportmen’s League will hold its annual open house and fishing rodeo for children 12 and younger at the trout nursery Sunday, May 20. Fishing will start at noon and the drawing for the spring raffle will be at 3 p.m. The food stand will have a variety of foods available including roast pork sandwiches, bean soup, hamburgers and hot dogs.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 43 meets every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the VFW, 518 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg. It is open to all boys 11-18 years of age. Monetary donations and help will be accepted. More information may be obtained by contacting the Scoutmaster Martin Seylar at 717-496-1783.

Fulton County Sportsmen’s League will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the stone house at the trout nursery May 18.


McConnellsburg High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20-year class reunion. Any classmates interested in participating or helping to plan, please e- mail 1992classMHS@gmail.com or call Julie Elvey Dovey at 717-485- 5923.

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