Two Marsh Creek churches will be hosting spring revival services this week. Revival services will run from April 22-25 at Summit Hill Wesleyan Church. The Sunday night service starts at 6:30 and the other evening services start at 7 p.m. The Rev. George Holley will be the guest minister. Contact Pastor Ken at 355-3995 for more info.
Romola Bible Church revival services will run April 22-27 beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. David Sommerdorf will be the guest evangelist. The Sommerdorf ministry includes the Marine Corps Vette, a 1992 Chev. Corvette that's all decked out and paint schemed to honor military veterans. Contact Pastor Bob at 625-2376 for more info.
Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard will be having a spaghetti and meatball supper and basket auction on May 5 from 4-7 p.m. at the church. The cost of each meal is a free-will donation. Supper includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, desserts and drinks. Sit-down or take-out meals are available.
So far there have been eight baskets filled with a variety of different themes to bid on at the auction. Donation baskets are still being accepted and all proceeds will go towards the church gym fund. For more information on events happening at LBC contact Jamie at 570-295-1523 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are still a few of the church made Easter eggs left for sale yet. The price has been reduced and you can get your eggs by calling the church office at 962-2214 or contact Jamie directly.
The Beech Creek Museum is having a special work session Thursday, April 26, beginning at 6 p.m. All members are asked to attend and anyone else who would like to volunteer to finish up some projects and to nicely arrange the items that have been donated.
The museum is open to the public to visit on the first Sunday afternoon of each month from 1-4 p.m.
YARD SALE DAYS
It's that time of year when yard and garage sales are springing up everywhere. The Howard United Methodist Church will be holding a yard and bake sale May 3-5 at the church fellowship hall. Donations of good, clean and working items can be brought to the church to be set up for sale before April 30.
Sale dates and times are May 3 from 6-8 p.m. and on May 4 and May 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
GRANGE FOOD SALE
The Marion Grange in Jacksonville will be having a chicken bbq and bake sale tomorrow, April 21. The chicken should be coming off the grill and ready for you to enjoy around 11:30. A meal includes macaroni salad or toss salad, baked beans, a roll and cookies for $8. A chicken half and roll sells for $5.
The Grange ladies will have lots of homemade baked goods available as well. Call Joyce at 625-2278 for more info.
Choir members of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Jacksonville will be performing a free concert on May 12 beginning at 7:30 at the church. The choir group, "From the Heart Singers", will be taking us "down memory lane" with a variety of songs. The evening will feature some old favorites of gospel, country and western, love songs, ballads and everything in between.
This is the first concert performance by the group and the public is invited to come out for a few hours of musical "old-time fun", free of charge, and to enjoy light refreshments afterwards. For more info. call 625-2373.
Howard Youth Baseball will host a Vera Bradley bingo next Friday evening (April 27) at the Milesburg Community Center. Doors and the kitchen open at 5 p.m. and bingo games start at 7. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling Dorothy at 625-2152 or email to email@example.com.
JUNK IN THE TRUNK
Liberty Curtin Elementary School will have a yard sale and spring carnival on April 28 from 9-3 at the school. Donations are currently being accepted for good, clean and working items for the yard sale. Vendors selling food and other items are also being sought for this event. Call Amy at (570) 660-9204 for more info.
I learned recently that there will be a bridge replacement project and traffic detour planned for Marsh Creek in June. The open grate bridge near the 800 block of Marsh Creek Road will be torn out and replaced with a new bridge. This "humming bridge" is one of several bridges in the Marsh Creek area that is due for replacement in the next few years. I'm told that Nestlerode Contracting has been awarded the bid for the work which should start as soon as the school buses are on summer vacation. Completion of the new bridge should take 3-4 months.
Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning (814) 625-2684.