2014-04-10 / 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.

Earth Day Festival An Earth Day Festival, organized by the Fulton County Library’s Teen Advisory Board, will be held at the main library Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free to the public and will include crafts and games for children, food and much more.

Szwydek Run/Walk The fifth annual Szwydek 5K run/walk will get under way at Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School Saturday, April 19, at 9 a.m. Registration forms may be obtained by contacting Nancy Szwydek at 240-291- 6920 or at any of the three county high schools. In addition, forms can be obtained through the Forbes Road School District Web site at http://frsd.k12.pa.us. Forms and registration fees can be sent directly to Semper Fi Memorial 5K Run/Walk at 276 Mays Chapel Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267.

Food Auction Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a food auction April 12 beginning at 2 p.m. Kitchen opens at noon. Vendor is Mike Sullivan. Frozen foods, snacks, dry goods, miscellaneous items available.

Open Stage Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor an open stage Saturday, April 26, at 6 p.m. The kitchen opens at 5 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt An Easter egg hunt will be held Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m., at McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends Center, McConnellsburg, for ages 12 and under. There will be 25 small prizes and 4 big prizes awarded. The Easter Bunny will be appearing. Bring your own cameras for pictures.

Easter Egg Hunt An Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m., at Buck Valley Park, for ages 2-12.

Motorcycle Ride Operation: God Bless America XXIV, a motorcycle ride for veterans, will be held Sunday, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Travel Center, I-81 and Rt. 16, Greencastle. Cost is $10 per person. Departure is set for noon with arrival at Martinsburg VA Hospital at approximately 1 p.m. No alcoholic beverages permitted. More information may be obtained by calling 717-328-9238.

Softball Registration BiValley girls softball is taking applications for local softball league (ages 4 and up). Registration will be held at the alumni building Friday, April 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information may be obtained by calling Michelle Eichelberger at 717-372-5922.

SF Basketball Camp Southern Fulton Elementary School will be the site for the 2014 Southern Fulton Girls Basketball Camp. The camp will be held from Monday, June 30, to Thursday, July 3, and will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for those four days at the elementary on Rt. 522 in Warfordsburg. Cost is $50 and includes a daily snack, instruction and camp Tshirt. There will be daily individual and team competitions and there will be awards given at the end of the camp to participants. Please request information from Carolyn Mottern at cmottern@sfsd.k12.pa.us or by calling 717-552-1584. Registrations are being accepted through May 16.

Movie Night! As part of the Fulton Fatherhood Initiative Program, one of the goals at Fulton County Family Partnership Inc. is to encourage positive family interactions. Join in Friday, April 25, for a family movie night at Fulton Theater in McConnellsburg. Snacks, crafts and the movie “Despicable Me!” are all included. All family members can join in on this fun and relaxing evening for free. Bring lounge chairs and blankets, or sit on the chairs provided. Call 717-485-5038, Ext. 215, by April 21.

New York City Trip Modern Woodmen of America Camp 7948 is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City Saturday, May 17. The bus departs from McConnellsburg Courthouse at 6 a.m. Estimated arrival back is 12:15 a.m. Cost is $50 for adults and children under 12 $45. Send to Rick Claar, PO Box 624, Bedford, PA 15522 or call 888-623-6719.

Easter Egg Hunt Forbes Road Lions Clubs Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, weather conditions permitting. In case of inclement weather or muddy grounds, the event will take place in Forbes Road High School gym. Candy and special prizes for toddlers thru 12 years old. Raffle tickets are now on sale to support the egg hunt and other Lions Club projects.

Easter Egg Hunt McConnellsburg Lions Club will host its annual Easter egg hunt for youths 12 and under at Lions Community Park Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. There will be different age groups with prizes for each group.

Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center April 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. Food and drink will be available. Donation is $1. For more information call 717-294-6020.

5K Run/Walk A 5K run/walk will be held April 26 at Chambersburg. Registration sheets are located on the CAMS South Middle School’s Web site at www.chambersburg.k12.pa.us. Start time is 8:30 a.m. for a 1- mile run run for ages 12 and under and 9 a.m. for the 5K run/walk. More information may be obtained by calling Brandt Mellott at 717-414-8294 or Doretta Mellott at 717-987- 3661.


Quilt Club Meeting Fulton County Quilt Club will meet April 19, at 10 a.m., at Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg. The club welcomes anyone who may be interested in quilting, regardless of skill level.

Garden Club Meeting North End Garden Club will meet Tuesday, April 22, at 11 a.m., at Fulton County Library in the community room for a tea luncheon and meeting. Master Gardener Gary Ankney will present information on the community Victory Garden behind McConnellsburg Fire Co. Bring a fancy finger food, teacup and hat. Drinks will be provided. New members and guests welcome. Contact club President Sharon Berbert at 717-485-5736 for additional information.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting Fulton County Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet in the library’s community room Friday, April 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Teens are asked to bring their musical instruments and music stands as well as any recyclables they have collected for Earth Day.

Singles Meeting Knobsville Singles will meet Monday, April 14, at 9 a.m., at K’s Place. New members are welcome. Call Cherie at 987-3493 for more information.

POWER Meetings The goal of POWER is to bring awareness and education to the community about addiction. For more information contact Susanne Reed at 727-414-9695. Meetings are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 201 Lincoln Way West: April 14 and 28, May 12, June 9 and 30, July 14 and 28, August 11 and 25, September 8 and 29, October 13 and 27, November 10 and 24, December 8 and 29.

Cemetery Assoc. Meeting Wells Valley Presbyterian Cemetery Assoc. will hold its annual meeting at the home of Ronnie Eichelberger on Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. Any member may attend the meeting.

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


Blood Drive A Red Cross blood drive will be held April 10, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Faith Center in Warfordsburg.

Immunization Clinics The Department of Health is providing public immunization clinics by appointment only at the following locations: Fulton County Medical Center – every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Hustontown Senior Center – fourth Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Warfordsburg Senior Center – third Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eligible at low cost if underinsured (insurance does not cover the vaccine) or uninsured. For an appointment or questions call 814-623-2001 or 717-485-5137.

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

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.


Revival Several churches in the communities invite all to join in seeking God for a spiritual revival. Revival services will be held during Holy Week as follows: April 15 – 7 p.m., at Buck Valley Christian Church in Warfordsburg; April 16 – 7 p.m., at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs; April 17 – 7 p.m., at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore; April 18 – 7 p.m., at Needmore Bible Church. Dan Allen will be serving as the evangelist. Dan Allen is the director of both 800FollowMe and Joy in Jesus Ministries. Please call 717-573-2212 for more information.

Open Door Ministry Open Door Ministry from Emmettsburg, Pa., will be at My Father’s House Ministries Saturday, April 12, at 6 p.m. There will be worship, ministry and “Teen Challenge of Western Pennsylvania” will be there sharing. Everyone is welcome. My Father’s House Ministries is located along old U.S. 30, one mile east of McConnellsburg.

Life Celebration Party Come celebrate the Resurrection with My Father’s House Ministries, Friday night, April 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a small petting zoo, crafts and refreshments for the children. My Father’s House Ministries is located along old U.S. 30, one mile east of Mc- Connellsburg. For more information call 485-4680.

Bible Conference Kasiesville Bible Church, 12639 Ft. Loudon Road, Mercersburg, will host at Bible conference Monday, April 28, at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Fellowship of Bible Churches. Rev. Dale Carver, pastor of Hagerstown Bible Church, is scheduled to speak on “The End of the World – Future Judgments.” For more information, contact 301-790- 0877.

Revival Come and experience the refreshing presence of the Holy Spirit at revival services at My Father’s House Ministries April 18-20. Friday and Saturday night services will begin at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday morning services are at 10 a.m. The church is located along old U.S. 30, one mile east of Mc- Connellsburg. For more information call 485-4680.

Sunrise Services Easter sunrise services will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 7404 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville, at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast following service.

Video Center United Methodist Church will present the video “Isaiah 9:10 Judgement” Wednesday, April 30, 2013, starting 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 on Dublin Mills Road, continue approximately two miles, church is on the right. No cost and everyone is welcome.

Summer Mission Experience “Hands & Feet Of Hope,” a summer mission experience open to all junior and senior high students, will be held June 22-28 in Fulton County. Students receive community service hours for light construction projects, home repairs, handicap access, painting, yardwork, etc. Evening activities, games and worship. Cost per student is yet to be determined dependent upon funding sources. All meals, lodging, activities, Creation tickets, supplies and materials included. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-4815, Ext. 2.

Open House The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold an open house at their meetinghouse April 12, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The meetinghouse is located at 182 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, in Penn’s Village Shopping Center. Anyone interested in increasing their awareness and understanding of the church, its programs and how Latter-day Saints worship is cordially invited to attend. The members of McConnellsburg congregation routinely participate in many acts of service benefitting Fulton County residents. Displays will provide insights into how Jesus Christ is central to the church, which bears His name. In addition, they will demonstrate the role of family; the lay ministry of the local congregations; the major efforts to provide humanitarian service; and the major emphasis on interfaith relations. Members will be available to answer questions. Refreshments and opportunities for discussion will be provided.


FR School Registration Forbes Road School District will hold school registration for the 2014-2015 year Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23, for Red Birds and kindergarten students. Red Birds must be 4 by the first day of school and kindergarten students must be 5 by September 1. Please call Brenda at 814-685-3865 to schedule an appointment.

Climate Change Program Fulton County Environmental Action Group will present a free public program “Do You Have Questions On Climate change?” given by David Titley, professor of meteorology at Penn State at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the community room of Fulton County Library.

Library Building Dedication Fulton County Library Board of Directors will hold a building dedication at the main library in honor of the considerable financial contributions made by Anna and the late Paul Shockey. The dedication will be held Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Community Victory Garden Thursday, April 24: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – McConnellsburg’s third annual Victory Garden, sponsored by Fulton County Master Gardeners, begins its 2014 program. The garden is located at Second Street behind McConnellsburg Firehall. Cost is $25/person or $30 for a family for the entire season. This is a hands-on experience offering a weekly, summer-long class during the growing season from April to September. This program provides a unique experience for class members to learn about and to participate in the process of vegetable gardening, starting from soil preparation in the spring to the final fall harvest and preparing the garden for winter. In addition you get to share in the vegetables you grow.

Miniature Garden Workshop Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will hold a miniature garden (fairy) workshop Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at McConellsburg firehall. Cost is $10/person. To reserve a seat call 717-485- 4111. Program presented by Fulton County Master Gardeners. Learn to make own whimsical magical miniature garden at home. One person will take home a door prize. Open House Fulton County Community Christian School in Needmore will be open for visitors April 14-17, 2014, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Science projects will be on display in the gym area and classrooms will be available for visitors. Preregistration packets will be distributed to anyone who requests one. The pre-K program is open to students who will be 4 years old on or before September 30, 2014. The kindergarten program is open to students who will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2014. Students entering other grades will be placed as appropriate for their age and prior school experience. For more information call 717-573

Benefit Book Sale A giant benefit book sale will be held May 9-11. Over 60,000 new and used books of all types, plus CDs, maps, sheet music, magazines, videotapes and artwork will be offered for sale at bargain prices at the 30th annual Friends of Legal Services book sale at Laird Hall on the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 9; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 10; and noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 11. For information call 717-262- 2326.

Gabriel Project Fulton County Catholic Mission is sponsoring the Gabriel Project. It is a program to help pregnant women of any age with practical needs for their newborn baby up to 2 years old. Further information may be obtained by calling Sister Margie at 485-5917.

Free Tax Preparation Chambersburg Tax Aide Program and AARP Foundation will offer free tax preparation in Chambersburg and McConnellsburg to low- to moderate-income families. Site locations and dates: Eugene Clark Jr. Community Center, 235 South Third Street, Chambersburg: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; American Legion Post 46, Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays; and Fulton Theatre building, North Second Street, McConnellsburg: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays.

Horse Pasture Workshop Franklin County Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a Healthy Horse Pasture Workshop Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Welsh Run Stables in Mercersburg.

Cowans Gap Homeschool Days Homeschool Days will be held at Cowans Gap State Park as follows: Monday, May 12, 9 a.m. to noon - Precious Plants; Thursday, June 19, 9 a.m. to noon - Aquatic Communities; Monday, July 14, 9 a.m. to noon - Invertebrates, Reptiles and Amphibians; Thursday, August 21, 9 a.m. to noon - Adaptations and Habitats; Monday, September 15, 9 a.m. to noon - Raptors and Songbirds; Thursday, October 16, 9 a.m. to noon - Seasonal Changes. Meet at the interpretive center. Preregistration is required. More information at 717- 485- 3948 or NRCowansEEprograms@ state.pa.us.

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.


SF Class Of 1984 Reunion Southern Fulton Class of 1984 has planned their 30th class reunion for May 31, at Whips Cove Church social hall, 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. The evening will continue at The Log Cabin in Hancock for those who wish to attend. Contact Tina Crawford at tlc050303@yahoo.com for information and to provide address information for yourself or former classmates.


Community Picnic Everyone is invited to a free community picnic Saturday, May 17, at Lions Club Park in Mc- Connellsburg, from noon to 3 p.m. There will be good food, good fun with games for the family, and good entertainment. All food is provided including pulled pork barbecue, grilled chicken and pit beef. Come join neighbors, friends and family for a fun afternoon in the park. Hosted by McConnellsburg Presbyterian Church. Please call 717-485-4400 for more information or directions to the park.

Spaghetti Dinner An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, April 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Center United Methodist Church community building. Menu will be spaghetti, coleslaw, applsauce, bread, cake and drink. No charge, donations accepted. Whole pies will also be for sale.

Easter Candy/Bake Sale Needmore Bible Church will hold an Easter candy and baked goods sale Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, at Dott Store and Hancock Antique Mall. Proceeds benefit the Brazil Mission team. Contact Nikki at 717-552-6246 for more information.

Pancake/Sausage Breakfast A pancake and sausage breakfast will be held April 26 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 7404 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville, from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Regular, blueberry and buckwheat pancakes, sausage, puddin, meat, fruit, coffee and tea will be available. Donations are accepted.

Democratic Dinner The Democratic dinner will be held Friday, April 11, at Hustontown Firehall, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available at the door or any committeeperson.

Bake Sale McLaughlin’s Drug Store in Penn’s Village Shopping Center will hold a bake sale Monday, April 14, and Tuesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Dinner/Auction Renewing Hope Ministries is dedicated to the restoration and relief of ladies who are fighting the devastating effects of addictive or self-destructive habits. Renewing Hope is having its second annual dinner/auction Saturday, April 12, at Breezewood Firehall. The silent auction is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the traditional auction begins after dinner. Tickets are $10 each or a table of 8 for $75. Tickets may be purchased by calling 717-860-3782.

Spring Tea The Historical Society Museum’s annual spring tea will be held Saturday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m., in the Fulton House in McConnellsburg. Decorate a hat for the tea and win a prize for either the funniest or the prettiest. Luncheon and desserts served along with the tea. Tickets are $9 for adults and $4.50 for children 12 and under. For tickets or to make reservations stop in at Tickle Your Fancy on Main Street or call Ruth at 717-485-4496 or Edie at 814-735-3039.

Chicken BBQ Warfordsburg Presbyterian deacons will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, April 12, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eat in or carryouts for half a chicken or half chicken dinner. More information may be obtained by calling 717-294-3028.

Hoagie Sale St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, will hold a hoagie sale Saturday, April 12, at 14660 Great Cove Road, Big Cove Tannery. Lunch will be served at the schoolhouse across from the church and made-to-order hoagies will be served, along with homemade soups and pies. Serving begins at 9 a.m. For call-ahead orders contact Betty Bivens at 717-485-3508. Mark calendars for Saturday, June 21, for the annual church festival.

Soup Night McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church soup night will be held each Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through April 9. All are welcome to come and enjoy a free meal and great fellowship. Special Lenten services follow from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.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.

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