Howard Happenings


Jacksonville Emmanuel Church will offer a chicken bbq on Saturday, May 11. The chicken should be ready to go at 11 a.m. and will be sold until all gone. The price for one-half chicken is $6 and the cost for the meal which includes macaroni salad, baked beans and a roll is $8.

Baked goods will also be available at the church, too. The proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Call Don at 814-353-0538 to reserve chicken or for more information.


Liberty Township Sportsmen’s Club will be having a bingo on May 16 at the Club House on Marsh Creek Road, Howard. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30. The kitchen will be open for snacks and drinks, too.

Club House Bingo will be held on the first and third Thursday evenings throughout the summer months. Call Dawn at 570-660-7901 for information.


Fairview Cemetery Association will hold their annual Memorial Service on Sunday, May 19 beginning at 2 p.m. The guest speaker this year will be Elisa Osman, the Chaplain at The Oaks retirement home in Pleasant Gap. The Fairview Cemetery is located in Boggs Township at the intersection of Bullit Run and Fairview Roads and at the top of the Curtin Hollow hill. For more info about the cemetery call Nicky at 355-4823 or Herb at 355-1974.

Howard Area Lions Food Bank distribution will be on May 20 for Beech Creek area residents and those in Centre County who missed their distribution date earlier this month. Food bank hours are from 2-4 p.m. at the former Beech Creek Elementary School.

Howard Area Lions Bingo will be held on Thursday evening, May 23, at the Beech Creek Fire Company social hall. Doors and the kitchen open at 5 p.m. with first bingo ball dropped at 6:30 p.m. The Lions will take a break during the summertime months after the May 23 bingo night before resuming bingo again in September.

Howard Area Lions Club is planning a Memorial Ceremony at the Foster Sayers Memorial site at Sayers Dam. The service will being at 6 p.m. on May 24. Dress for the outdoor service and bring a lawn chair to be more comfortable.

The Beech Creek American Legion will host the Memorial Day Parade on May 27. Parade line-up begins at 9 a.m. and the fire whistle blows at 10 a.m. for the parade to start. Floats, marching bands, twirling groups, fair queens and ball teams, fire trucks and ambulances and anyone else who would like to participate is welcome to join in the parade. Call Melvin at 570-660-6619 or Carol at 570-962-2265 for more information.


A used book sale to benefit the Howard Fire Company will be held during the fire company indoor sale dates at Storage Unit # 3 located behind the apartment building and across from the post office building. There is a massive selection of various genres including mystery, suspense, romance, science fiction and others with more coming in daily. The books were taken from the Gilbert Glenn home following his passing and will be available for a donation dropped into the fireman’s boot.

The storage unit was full of books before the town-wide sale earlier in May and I’m told that 531 books found a new home. More books are being sorted thru and brought to be added to the storage unit and sold during the fire company sale dates. Plan to stop by the storage unit to pick up some books on May 16-18. There are no prices, but rather you just drop your donation into the fireman’s boot to support our local fire department.

Contact Deb at 625-2102 for more information about the many books being offered at this sale.


Milesburg Yard Sale Days will be on May 10 and 11.

Howard Fire Company’s annual indoor yard sale will be held on May 16-17-18. Donations of clean and working items will be accepted at the fire station on May 13-14-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The yard sale times on May 16 and 17 will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The kitchen will be open during sale times for you to buy snacks and treats, too.

The fire company will not be accepting any tires, tv’s or computer-related electronics. They don’t sell well and the American Rescue Workers will not take them once the sale is over. Call Earl Thompson at 625-2373 for yard sale questions.

Beech Creek town-wide yard sale dates will be on May 31 and June 1. The Friendship Community Center will have tables available for those who want to set up for the yard sale and reap the benefits of having air-conditioning and no rain hassles. Tables are available to rent for $10 each and can be reserved by calling Sandy at 570-962-2397.

Friendship Community Center will also have their kitchen open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for you to buy snacks and drinks during the yard sale times in Beech Creek.


Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by email at tammy@ioiofficeinc.com or by calling 814-625-2684.