DaKota Sellinger has chosen a spring carnival as her senior project and she's hoping that the public will come out to support this event which will help the Central Mountain Booster Clubs to raise funds.
As criteria to graduate a student must complete a 20-hour senior project that benefits or provides a service to the community. DaKota has already put a lot of thought, planning and advertising into her project. Each of the sports booster club's has been invited to use a 10-foot by 10-foot spot at the carnival to sell food, clothing or other merchandise. Some spots will host carnival games.
This spring carnival will be held on May 15-19 from 6-10 each evening. It will be held along Hogan Boulevard between Mill Hall and Flemington in the lot across from the Puff Discount Store. The carnival will feature rides by SunShine Shows.
DaKota is a junior at Central Mountain High School where she participates in girls' basketball. She is the daughter of Wanda and Paul Sellinger of Marsh Creek.
Bring the kids out to this carnival to help support DaKota and all of the Central Mountain sports clubs. For more information call (814) 625-2792 or email DaKota at email@example.com.
DOWN MEMORY LANE
A free concert will be held at the Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Jacksonville tomorrow evening beginning at 7:30. Choir members who are calling themselves "From the Heart Singers" will be taking us "down memory lane" with songs of gospel, country and western, love songs and ballads.
Vocalists include Rich Swope, Eileen Cramer, Ray Gardner, Randy Dixson, Amber Gardner, Sharon Eminhizer, Mary Long and Ruth Thompson.
The public is invited to come to the free concert and to enjoy fellowship and light refreshments afterward.
FIRE COMPANY YARD SALE
Howard Fire Company will be holding it's annual in-door yard sale on May 17-19 at the fire hall. Donations of good, clean and working items are being accepted on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-5 and the sale starts Thursday morning at 8 a.m. For more information call Earl Thompson at 625-2373 or the fire station at 625-2761.
A memorial service will be held at Fairview Cemetery on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m.. The public is invited to attend. A donation basket is passed with the proceeds going to the cemetery association for grounds upkeep and improvements.
A suicide prevention and awareness workshop will be held at Howard United Methodist Church on June 3 from 1-3 p.m.
The public is invited to the informative discussion to learn and recognize the warning signs of suicide and measures that can be taken to prevent injury or suicidal deaths. Lunch will be provided, followed by a DVD program and then open discussion led by Shannon Quick, Director of Crisis Intervention Services at the Meadows Hospital/UCBH.
If you would like to attend this free workshop please call the church office at 625-2362 before June 1 so that food and seating preparations can be arranged.
There will be a benefit walk at Medlar Field in Lubrano Park (home of the State College Spikes) on Saturday, May 19, for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 11 a.m.
Diabetes is a serious, life-threatening disease that affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States. Diabetes can often lead to kidney failure, limb amputation and loss of eyesight.
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and is caused by the body's inability to produce insulin that is required to convert food into glucose to be used for body energy. Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured but it is able to be managed.
Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in adults. Sometimes the disease can be prevented or managed by eating healthy, exercising regularly and controlling one's weight.
We've made great strides in research and treating diabetes. In 1922 insulin therapy began to be used as an effective form of management of the disease. Hypodermic needles for administering insulin shots have given way to new insulin pumps. However, more research is needed if we are to be able to find a cure.
Ashlyn is a beautiful 10-year-old child diagnosed with diabetes in March 2011. Last year was her family's first year to participate at the JDRF walk. Ashlyn's family and supporters formed "Peanut's Troop" to walk and raise funds to help to continue research in the hopes of finding a cure for Ashlyn's illness.
Ashlyn and her family invite others to join them at Medlar Field on May 19 to walk and to pledge your support for Peanut's Troop. Last year during their first walk the family was able to raise $1,485 for JDRF. Their goal this year is to surpass that amount which will be a big help to Ashlyn and thousands of other children coping with juvenile diabetes.
If you are interested in providing a pledge or joining those who will walking please call 625-0146 for more information. You may also make an on-line donation directly to JDRF by logging onto JDRF.org and be sure to specify your contribution on behalf of "Peanut's Troop".
A spaghetti meal is planned at the Unionville Cafe on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. Melissa at the Unionville Cafe will be serving up spaghetti meals to raise funds for the local Multiple Sclerosis chapter. The local chapter helps over 6,100 individuals with this disease. This is the sixth year that Melissa and her team have raised funds for this worthy cause.
Please drop by the Unionville Cafe on Saturday to take advantage of an all-you-can-eat meal featuring spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, desserts and a drink for $12. One half of the meal cost will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis organization.
Call Melissa at the Unionville Cafe at (814) 574-4925 for more information.
Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (814) 625-2684.