2014-01-23 / Community Bulletin Board



Walking At Alumni Gym McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Assoc. will open the alumni community gym every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., for anyone to get out of the cold and exercise in the gym. This is a free activity. If Central Fulton School District is closed because of the weather, the alumni gym will also be closed. Any questions call 485-0221 or 377-3643.

CF Hall Walking Central Fulton hall walking will begin Tuesday, January 21, and run until the end of March. Hall walking will be at the high school Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Check the Web site for updates at www.cfsd.info.

Sweetheart Ball The 30th annual Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart Ball will be held February 8 at McConnellsburg American Legion. Tickets are $40 per couple. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by dancing and live and silent auctions. Funds raised are to benefit Renewing Hope Ministries, Ladies Recovery Center and other local charities. Music by DJ Shane Imler, Northeastern Entertainment. To purchase tickets call 717-294-3160, 485-5930 or 717-485-5288. Please purchase or respond by February 1.

FR Youth Baseball/Softball Registration Forbes Road youth baseball/softball registration will be held January 25 and February 8 in the old gym form 9 a.m. to noon, and January 29 and February 5 in the new gym from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or online at www.leaguelineup.com/fryb.

Softball Registration BiValley Girls Softball is taking registrations for travel teams that play in Chambersburg Suburban League. Plans are made for 12U, 14U and 18U teams to play in CSL. 12U games begin at the end of April. 14U and 18U won’t start until high school ball season is nearing an end. Registrations for local league will be held at a later time. Any questions or to register call 717-372-5922.

Line Dance Fulton County Line Dance Club will hold line dance sessions every Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month) beginning at 7 p.m. at VFW Post 655, Poplar Street, McConnellsburg. All are welcome. Come and learn some new steps. A $2 donation is appreciated.


P.O.W.E.R. Meetings P.O.W.E.R. (Parents Offering Wisdom, Education and Release) will meet on the following dates: January 27 and February 20 and 24. The goal of the group is to support and educate the community, the addict and the families of addicts to the issues and problems that can occur when dealing with addicts and their recovery programs. Emotional and possible financial support are also offered to any individual who might need it to successfully overcome an addiction. The meeting is held at 292 Buchanan Trail. For more information, contact Susanne Reed at 717-414- 9695.

Legion Meeting American Legion Post 561 active members regular meeting is the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Auxiliary members meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Members of both organizations are urged to attend.

Library Teen Board Meeting Fulton County Library’s Teen Advisory Board will meet Friday, January 31, at 6 p.m., in the community room for its monthly meeting. The evening will include planning for the annual Earth Day Festival. All teens ages 13 to 19 are welcome to attend. Historical Society Meeting Fulton County Historical Society will hold its winter general membership meeting at 7 p.m., January 31, at McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church. The program for the evening will be a presentation by Steve M. French, author of “Imboden’s Brigade During the Gettysburg Campaign.” The meeting is open to the public.

Heritage Days Meeting The next Fulton County Heritage Days planning meeting will be held January 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., in the Pearl Room at Fulton County Medical Center.

Historical Society Meetings Fulton County Historical Society monthly board of directors meetings will be held February 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15 at 7 p.m., at the Fulton House, McConnellsburg.

PARSE Meeting Pennsylvania Association of Retired StateEmployees(PARSE)hasa9a.m.breakfastmeetingon the second Wednesday of every month at McConnellsburg FOVA (VFW). If roads are snow-covered, meeting will be cancelled. All retired state employees and spouses are invited to attend. For additional information, call 717-294-3861.

MOMS Meetings Southern Franklin County MOMS Club meets the third Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Support is offered to stay-at-home moms in Greencastle Antrim School District, Tuscarora School District and McConnellsburg. For location and more information contact sfcmomsclub@outlook.com.

Democratic Meetings The Fulton County Democratic Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Democratic Headquarters building at 123 South Second Street in McConnellsburg. Meetings are open to the public, light refreshments are provided and all are welcome. More information may be obtained by calling 485-3386.

Friends Of Meadow Grounds Meeting Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake holds a monthly meeting on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Community State Bank at 415 Fulton Drive (runs from the Giant to Cito Road). The public is invited to attend and contribute.

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


Yoga Classes 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Free blood pressure screenings will be given at the following locations: Mc- Connellsburg Senior Center – the first Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Hann’s Apartments – the first Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Warfordsburg Senior Center – the first Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon; and Hustontown Senior Center – the third Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon and Mt. View Apartments – second Tuesday monthly 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group Alzheimer’s/ dementia support group meets the third Tuesday monthly at 6:30 p.m. in Fulton County Medical Center, Pearl Room. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-6108.

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

McConnellsburg AA Meetings The McConnellsburg Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. every week at the Alumni Building basement, McConnellsburg, and Mondays at 11 a.m. at Fulton Co. Medical Center.


Computer Classes Free computer classes will be held at Fulton County Library Tuesday January 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the library at 485-5327 to sign up for help. Reserve up to an hour with Coyle Free Library reference librarian Jill Yaich.

Veterans Assistance Dan McIntyre, assistant state service office of Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be at McConnellsburg VFW to assist veterans with service-connected disability claims. Primary day is the second Wednesday of every month and the alternate day is the fourth Wednesday of the month. Also available by appointments. Contact 717-414- 0675 or dmcintyrevfwso@yahoo.com.


Breakfast Fair Ridge Assembly of God, Shade Gap, will hold a breakfast Saturday, February 1, in the ministry center at 6:30 a.m. Menu will be chipped beef and biscuit, egg casserole, pancakes and buckwheat cakes, sausage patties, coffee, juice and tea. Donations accepted. All proceeds go to the purchase of supplies for the upcoming Germany mission trip.

Potpie Supper A potpie supper and yard and bake sale will be held at Needmore Bible Church Saturday, January 25. Yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and supper is from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Menu will be ham, beef and chicken potpie, dessert and beverage. More information may be obtained by calling 717-552-6246.

Pancake Supper Whips Cove Church, 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg, will hold a pancake supper Saturday, February 1, at 5 p.m. Served will be buttermilk and old-fashioned buckwheat cakes, ham, sausage, puddin’, sausage gravy and eggs, orange juice and coffee. Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated. All donations go to the young adult projects. More information may be obtained by calling 717-294- 3229.

Murder Mystery Dinner A Murder Mystery dinner, hosted by Forbes Road Athletic Association Boosters, will be held at Post 561 American Legion February 15. Doors open at 5 p.m. and meal at 6 p.m. Show follows the meal. Advanced ticket purchase required: adults $35, students $20. Tickets are available at Forbes Road High School office or Palmer Construction Co. For more information contact Pete Hall at p.hall@frontier.com.

Lincoln Day Dinner Fulton County Republican Committee will hold its Lincoln Day dinner Saturday, March 1, at 6 p.m., at McConnellsburg Firehall. Adults are $13, children ages 7-12 are $6.50 and 6 and under eat for free. Call committee members or Jackie Yates at 717-573-2571 for tickets.

Soup Night McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church soup night will begin Wednesday, February 5, with the last night being April 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Any cancellations due to weather will follow the Central Fulton School District schedule.

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.


Cash/Prize Bingo A cash and prize bingo will be held at Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co. Sunday, January 26. Doors open at 1 p.m., with games at 2 p.m. Prizes will include cash, Longaberger, Diamond Candles, Vera Bradley, Kate Spade, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef and others. There will also be small games of chance and raffle items. Kitchen will be open. More information may be obtained by calling Donna at 814- 735-4418. All proceeds benefit Breezewood Fire Co. Mark calendars for turkey dinner on February 9.

Redneck Bingo Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. and friends will host a benefit bingo for Larry Traxler January 26 at 1 p.m. On December 13 Larry fell off his house roof and has a long road to recovery. The proceeds will help pay medical bills. Tickets will be sold in advance as well as at the door for $20 to play 20 games. Donations will be accepted in any form such as prizes for the bingo games and raffles. Other donations for sale such as baked goods, sodas, snack foods would be appreciated. Kitchen will open at noon for food and drinks. Any questions, call 717-377-2683 or 717-830-8824.

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


Video Center United Methodist Church will present the video “Isaiah 9:10 Judgement” Wednesday, February 5, at 6 p.m. A biblical prophecy decoded by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, best-selling author of the “Harbinger.” The two-hour video compares the United States with ancient Israel when the Israelites failed to heed God’s warnings. Light refreshments will be served between the two videos. The church is located between Waterfall and Hustontown off Rt. 655, turn at Dublin Mills Road, go approximately two miles, church is on the right. No cost and everyone is welcome.

Special Services Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene, Harrisonville, will host David and Rhoda Restrick, missionaries to Mozambique, Sunday evening, January 26, at 6:30 p.m. The Restricks have served in Mozambique since 1992. David had previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching math and science at a Nazarene High School in Swaziland and served as professor and academic dean at the Lula Schmelzenbach Memorial Nazarene Theological College in the Northern Province of South Africa. Prior to the missionary appointment, the Restricks pastored the Church of the Nazarene in Weston-super-Mare, England. Rhoda is a registered nurse and certified in midwifery and served at the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Swaziland. The public is invited to join in and learn more about the mission work in Mozambique. The church is located at 5806 Pleasant Ridge Road, Harrisonville. For additional information contact 717- 485-3973 or 717-816-3707.

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