2017-09-07 / Community Bulletin Board



3D Archery Shoot Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold 3D archery shoots Saturday, September 2 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Compound bows only; no crossbows. Cost is $10 per person for 30 shots.

Benefit Auction Ashlyn’s Angels will hold a benefit auction Saturday, September 9, at McConnellsburg American Legion. Doors open at 3 p.m. and auction begins at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Children 10 and under are free. Proceeds benefit Sam Gelsinger and Sis McQuade. Donations are still needed. For more information or to make a donation contact Nancy Bivens at 717-799-7343 or Joni Mellott at 717- 830-1374.

Open House Anyone who has an interest in seeing a quilt that displays 293 names from the Wells Valley area circa 1920s is invited to Wells Valley United Methodist Church Sunday, September 17. Kay Wilcher, owner of the quilt, will be there between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to talk about the quilt.

Free Movie Free movie Friday at the the library September 8, at 6:30 p.m. “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” See column for more info.

Hixon Bible Camp Fall Festival Hixon Bible Camp Inc. will hold its third annual fall festival Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at 3472 McKees Gap Road, Warfodsburg. Festival starts at 8 a.m. both days. Live music, bake sale and food, vendors and yard sales, making and selling of apple butter, tractor shows and hayrides.

Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center September 9, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. Food and drink will be available. Monetary donations are appreciated. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 717-294-6020.

Competition Shoot Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a 3D archery range competition shoot Saturdays, September 16 and 23. Hunting bows only; no competition bows. Registration at 10 a.m. Shootoff starts at 10:30 a.m. Two person teams. Cost is $30 per team. Cash payout will be offered for first-place team. Must have seven teams or more to be able to pay a second-place team. Price of payout depends on number of teams entered. Three door prizes available to competition shooters only.

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. Pre-registering is greatly encouraged to guaratee a seat. To reserve a seat and pay contact Mike Crampton at 717-830-5953 or at info!frontierbarrnquilttrail.com.

Sportsmans Bash Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a Sportsmans Bash Saturday, September 9, on Sensel Road, Hancock. Gates open at 1 p.m.; buffet at 2 p.m. All you and a guest can eat and drink for $20. A total of 27 cash and gun prizes drawn from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Additional gun jars and tip jars. For tickets call 301-678-7739.

Open Mic Open Mic will be held in Hancock at the community center on High Street Friday, September 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Open to all ages and all genres of music. Hosts are Jeanne Ward and Mike Kligerman.

Cruisin Over Cancer Come plant a flower flag in the Crusin Over Cancer garden in honor or memory of those affected by cancer. This event will be a part of the Cruise-In For A Cause held September 16, at Thomas All Things Automotive, 21518 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Let’s weed out cancer.

Cruise-In For A Cause A cruise-in will be held September 16, 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 the Terri J. Guyer family and Susan Saylor Hann who are battling cancer. A $10 donation is being accepted per registered vehicle with all donations going directly to the family of Terri J. Guyer and Susan Saylor Hann. Food will be available for purchase from Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. Bake sale items will also be available. Any year of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to help Terri and Susan. The first 50 registered vehicles will receive a thank-you gift bag. No alcoholic beverages. Not responsible for accidents. For more information call Kevin “Turbo” and Kim Mowen at 717-485-5492.

Sprint Cup Race Bus Trip A NASCAR Sprint Cup race bus trip to Richmond International Speedway will be held September 9 and 10. Cost is $205 per person and includes race ticket, overnight accommodation and transportation. More information may be obtained by calling 717-377-2944. Sponsored by Shade Gap Fire Co.


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.

Food Sale Whips Cove Church will hold a soup, jelly, pickle and bake sale Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, September 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 5044 Moss Road, Warfordsburg. Available for sale will be processed vegetable, beef, venetian vegetable, chicken corn and ham and bean soup by the bowl or quart. Lunch will be served daily. Benefits Whips Cove Missions. Further information at 717-294-3229.

Turkey Dinner A turkey dinner will be held at Breezewood Fire Co. Sunday, September 10, beginning at 11 a.m. Meals are available to eat in or take out. All proceeds benefit Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co. The firehall is located at 150 Municipal Road, Breezewood. Call 814-735-4418. Watch Facebook page for chances to win two free dinners. Mark calendars for October 8 and November 12 for turkey dinner at October 28 for trunk or treat.

Ice Cream Festival Fairview United Methodist Church will hold a ice cream festival September 9. 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. Festival begins at 4 p.m.


Exercise Classes The following classes are available at the alumni community building: Yoga – Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Zumba – Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tai Chi – Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Pilates – Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Also come to the gym Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and walk inside, out of the weather, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. free. Any questions call Kathy Kendall at 717-377-3643.

Operation Save A Life Operation Save a Life will be held September 13 at Fulton County Family Partnership, 22438 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free dose of nasal NARCAN will e distributed at the conclusion of training. Registration is required for the training and spaces are limited. Call 717-485-6767, Option 0.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Do you have questions about caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s? Visit the support group the third Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center in the Pearl Room. Light supper is provided. Meetings are free. There is a speaker each month focusing on different subjects dealing with this illness. As we travel this journey together there is help here, with daily, weekly and monthly challenges for all stages.

Health Screening A health screening will be held September 23 at McConnellsburg VFW, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Cost is $60. Optional tests are PSA $25 and Vitamin D $35. A screening consists of blood tests and a self-scoring health lifestyle evaulation. Blood test results will be mailed. To preregister call 1-800-776-6342 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Yoga Classes Reaching Wellness yoga classes will be held for all ages Tuesdays at 5 p.m., at the Fulton County Medical Center. Call for cost and to register at 717-860-5690.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Cub Scout Signup Cub Scout Pack 43 will hold a signup September 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at McConnellsburg Elementary School. For more information call Ron Grove at 717- 404-9250.

Farmer’s Market Vouchers Farmer’s market vouchers are still available at the Fulton County Area Agency on Aging. Individuals age 60 and over who have not yet received vouchers this year with income for a 1-person household less than $22,311 and 2-person household less than $30,044, are eligible for the vouchers. Vouchers will be available until September 29 while supplies last. Any questions call 717-485-5151.

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.

Victory Garden Program Are invited to the Penn State Master Gardeners of Fulton County Victory Garden, located behind the McConnellsburg Firehall on Second Street September 21, at 9 a.m. and on the property of the United Presbyterian Church Administrative office. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. the gardeners will share what the sixth-year Victory Garden has done and answer any questions about the Penn State Master Gardener program. Anyone who enjoys gardening this is a program to attend. For more information stop by the Penn State Extension Office, 610 East North Street, McConnellsburg, or call 717-325-4870 or 717-325-4874 or e-mail fultonmg@psu.edu.

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.

Bookmaking Bookmaking For Kids in grades 2-6 will be held at the library, Tuesdays, 6:30, Sept. 26-Oct. 31. Kids will learn how to make the Concertina and do Japanese paper mar- bling. Register by Sept 19, Cost $10. See our column for more information.

Master Gardener Workshop Penn State Master Gardeners of Fulton County invite all to participate in the summer workshops. The following will be held at Penn State Extension Office, 610 East North Street, McConnellsburg. Workshop will be conducted September 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.. Confirmation e-mails will be forwarded to attendees with more details prior to workshop. “Gardening to Minimize Ticks and Composting with Worms and Regular Composting” workshop will be conducted. Cost is $15/person. For more information stop in the office or call 717-325-4870 or 717-325-4874 or e-mail fultonmg@psu.edu. Money must accompany reservation.


Farm Women Meeting Fulton County Society of Farm Women will meet Thursday, September 7, at 6 p.m., at Fulton County Medical Center Long Term Care activities room. New members are welcome.

Singles Meeting Knobsville Singles will meet Monday, September 11, at 11:30 a.m. at Lincoln Way Pizza.

PARSE Meetings PARSE Chapter 127 retired state employees meeting for September has been cancelled. Meetings will resume in October.


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.

Clippinger Reunion The annual reunion of the descendants of Wilson Montgomery Clippinger will be held Saturday, September 16, at Forbes Road Lions Club pavilion. Meet at 1 p.m. and lunch at 1:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish.

Shoemaker-Weller Reunion The 13th annual family reunion of the descendants of the late Jacob Shoemaker and Goldie (Weller) Shoemaker will be held Saturday, September 9, at Camp Harding in Pectonville, Md., at the pavilion on the left. Social hour begins at noon and plan to eat at 1 p.m. Bring a hot or cold dish and dessert. Chicken, table settings and drinks provided. Relatives and friends welcome. For more information call 301-678-6867.

Harr Reunion The descendants of John Harr, 1776-1852, will hold their 32nd reunion Sunday, September 17, at the VFW picnic grounds in Big Cove Tannery. Each family is asked to bring own table settings and picnic lunch to be shared at 12:30 p.m.

Hustontown/ FR Alumni Banquet The Hustontown/Forbes Road alumni banquet will be held October 17, at Hustontown Firehall. Doors open at 4 p.m. to visit with friends. Ham and chicken meal at 6 p.m. All graduates of both high schools are welcome. Cost is $12.50/person. Put year of graduation on check and send reservations to Sarah Shaw, PO Box 446, Hustontown PA 17229, by September 23.

Smith Reunion The family reunion of Isaac and Sophia Smith will be held in Needmore Bible Church Family Life Center (large tan building), 6939 Great Cove Road, Needmore, Sunday, September 17, at 1 p.m. Paper products supplied; bring covered dish, personal or share drink. For questions or directions call 717-294-3414 or 301-331-3688. Bring an item for the auction

Chilcote Reunion The Chilcote reunion will be held at a new location this year September 10 at 549 Doran Road, Hustontown, starting at noon.

MHS Class Of 1992 Reunion McConnellsburg High School Class of 1992 will host its 25-year class reunion Saturday, September 23, at Lincoln Way Pizza, McConnellsburg. Light appetizers will be provided. Dinner and drinks will be available on your own. Plan to join in for the evening any time from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. For more information contact Julie Elvey Dovey at 717-485-5923 or e-mail elveyje@hotmail.com.


Worship Night Worship night will be held at Mc- Connellsburg High School September 8 at 6 p.m. with a night of worship and prayer. All are welcome.

Evening Of Praise The 13th annual evening of music and praise will be held Saturday, September 23, at 6 p.m., at Laurel Grove United Methodist Church, 17697 Amberson Road, Spring Run. Special music, freewill offering and refreshments.

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


Bingo Southern Fulton Geography Club will hold bingo September 10 at 2 p.m., at Needmore Firehall (new building). Doors open at noon. Cost is $25/ticket. Giving away more than $1,500 in cash, more than $2,500 in prizes, auction items, jars, chance to win more than $400 in lottery tickets, door prizes, homemade food and goodies. For more information call 717-552-0114 or 240-291-8067 or any club member.

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