Howard Happenings


Howard Area Lions Club sells veterans bricks for the Foster Sayers Memorial Walk of Honor that is located down at the breast of the dam near the spill way. Bricks with a veterans name on are available for ordering by contacting Lion Gene Teaman at 570-962-2578. Any veteran can have a brick in this Walk of Honor. Order your bricks quickly so that they can be sent to the brick engraver at the end of March so they can be added to the walk of honor later this year.


Liberty Curtin Elementary will be hosting a Family Bingo on April 7 from 1-4 p.m. at the Beech Creek Fire Company social hall. Tickets are $20 before bingo day or $25 at the door. Doors and the kitchen open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo games begin at 1 o’clock.

In addition to the bingo games and specials there will be door prizes, 50/50 raffle and a themed basket auction. The bingo prizes this year will be great fun for the whole family. There are bikes for both boys and girls, tickets to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, Day passes to DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash, Yeti products, Vera Bradley and Alex & Ani gifts, Yatzee and Jenga yard games, and many more.

Proceeds from this bingo benefit the school’s PTO which pays for field trips and other special treats for the school students.

Tickets and more info is available by calling Michelle at 570-660-1004.


Sam Gates of Howard wants to honor veterans, especially all World War II veterans. Gates is a veteran himself, and he is putting together an evening to honor veterans on March 30. The program will begin at 4 p.m. with a supper meal served at 5 p.m. The after supper program will feature guest speaker Roy Wallace, a veteran who parachuted into France on D-Day, 1944.

The event will be held at the Milesburg Community Center and any veteran is welcome to attend. Sam is currently looking for those WWII veterans who are still living so that he can personally invite them to the program. If anyone knows of a WWII veteran living in our area please call Sam at 814-355-2448 so he can extend the invitation. He would need to have the veteran’s name and phone contact information.

The program and supper meal is free but you must RSVP to Sam so that a count of those attending can be used for food preparations. Please call your attendance response to Sam before March 24.


Howard Area Lions Food Bank will be held on Monday, March 18, for Beech Creek area residents and those from Centre County who missed their distribution date earlier this month. Distribution is from 2-4 p.m. at the former Beech Creek Elementary School.

Bald Eagle State Park will offer a Spring Equinox Full Moon Hike on Wednesday, March 20, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will be hiking about two miles on the Skyline and Butterfly Trails to observe the signs of spring under the Worm Moon. This moon watch will be held weather-permitting and would be cancelled if rain, a cloudy sky or bad road conditions occur.

A Spring Bazaar will be held at the Friendship Community Center in Beech Creek on March 22 and March 23. Friday’s activities are from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday the bazaar runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tables are available for rent by calling Sandy at 570-962-2397.

Howard Area Lions Bingo will be held on March 28 at the Beech Creek Fire Company social hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo games begin at 6:30 sharp. An incentive to get more people out to bingo is now in place. Bring a friend or if you have never been to Lions Bingo before you can receive $10 off your purchase price by telling Lion Paul that you’re a brand new Lions bingo player. Lions Bingo will continue on the second and fourth Thursday’s until the last of May when the club takes a summertime break.

Nittany Valley Amish Benefit Dinner will be held on March 30 at the Hublersburg fire hall from noon to 7 p.m. You can pick your time slot to eat a traditional Amish home cooked wedding style meal. Call Katie Beiler at 814-383-2008 or John Glick at 814-383-0180 for more info or to arrange your meal time slot. Walk-ins are welcome and take-out meals are available, too! Proceeds from the meal benefit the Amish schools.

The Virginia Rose Foundation will hold their annual silent auction and bake sale on March 30 at the Friendship Community Center in Beech Creek from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lots of nice prizes to bid on and plenty of homemade baked goods. The kitchen will be open to sell soups, sloppy joes, hot dogs and beverages.

This event honors the memory of Virginia Rupert and the proceeds help to provide nursing student scholarships and individuals in our area who are getting cancer treatments or who have other serious crisis situations that they need assistance with.

For more information you may call Deanna at 814-625-2195.


Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by emailing to

or by telephoning 814-625-2684.