Lamar Lighthouse Camp will be continuing the summer concerts throughout the month of August. The Sunday evening concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m. The campground is located along Rt. # 64 near Lamar. A love offering is taken during the evening that will be used to repair the roof of the tabernacle. Seating is provided in the tabernacle, or you can bring your own lawn chair.
The dates and featured entertainers during the month of August are:
- August 5 - Theo-Phonics
- August 12 - Keystone State Quartet
- August 19 - The Stevens Family
- August 26 - New Season Gospel Trio
Amanda Hassell of Marsh Creek will be having a bake and rummage sale on August 11 from 9-4 at the Summit Hill Wesleyan Church pavilion. Amanda is seeking baked goods and sale donations to make this endeavor a success. Amanda is using the sale as her senior class project and all proceeds from the sale will go to support the church playground refurbishing project.
There will be food and drinks available at the sale along with the baked goods and rummage sale items. Items needed as donations to make the sale a success are toys, household goods, small appliances and sporting goods. No clothing or shoes are requested. All donated items should be clean and in good working condition.
Amanda hopes to raise enough funds from the sale to be able to sand and weather seal the existing wooden swing set at the church pavilion and to possibly add a few more pieces of playground equipment. Your help with donations and attending the sale will be greatly appreciated. Items may be left at the church pavilion anytime this week. Baked goods should be brought on Friday evening or early Saturday morning. For more details you may contact Amanda at (814) 355-2513.
The Bald Eagle Area High School Class of 1982 will be holding their 30th reunion in October. Help is needed to notify all of the classmates.
The schedule of events will include revisiting the school halls (touring the school since the large addition has been added) and attending a home football game on October 5. An informal gathering will also be held on October 5 at Governor's Pub in Bellefonte.
A reunion and picnic is planned for October 6 beginning at 5:30 at Skripek's Lodge in Moshannon. Tickets for each of the events can be reserved by contacting Tawna (Letterman) Smith at (814) 692-5227 or by emailing to email@example.com.
The Beech Creek Museum will be open on Sunday afternoon from 1-3 for visitors.
There are several people that Lynn Bitner and the museum committee would like to thank for their contributions to the museum over the past few months.
The museum was open on Memorial Day following the parade and there was a problem with the light ballasts that caused concern and the fire department had to be summoned. The firemen handled the problem and also helped to rid the building of the smoke. Thank you (again) to the firemen for their quick response and help with the incident.
Steve Hendricks owns the former elementary school building and allows space for the museum. Shortly after the fire incident Steve replaced all of the lights in the museum area. Since the old lights were more than 20 years old having new lighting is a welcomed convenience for the museum.
A plea was issued for someone to consider donating a working TV for use at the museum with the interviews that have been taken. Thank you to Barb Confer of Harrison Street and her daughter Tresia Rickert for donating a colored TV and also to the Wasser family for donating a TV and VCR. These TV's will be used for showing the interviews on Sunday's.
Several interviews have already been conducted and recorded so we thank those who were willing to share a few memories of growing up in the area. Lynn would love to have more people volunteer to do an interview with him, so stop by and set up a time to provide your interview. Some simple items that Lynn would like you to mention during your interview is your name, age and where you live and also give a brief history of your family and then you can just start sharing your memories. These interviews can be done by anyone who has lived in the museum watershed areas which includes Beech Creek, Blanchard, Hunter Run, Marsh Creek, Romola, Yarnell, Monument and Orviston.
Thank you to those who have provided memorabilia to the museum. Lewis Spangler provided a photo of the Blanchard Dam spillway that was taken on June 24, 1972. The photo was taken from the hill beside the dam and shows the Hunter Run side and the main body of the lake with the water going over the spillway. Hopefully we won't ever see that happen again since it was caused by days of torrential rains during Hurricane Agnes.
Morgan Bittner, the teenage who has been helping at the museum for the past year, is planning to have an open house in the fall. I'll be sure to let you know when this will be. Morgan has done an awesome job and has contributed numerous hours (above and beyond the requirement to fulfill her senior project) at the museum.
There has been some additional interest by another teenager who is contemplating putting together a book of the history of Beech Creek. The museum is an interesting place to visit and Lynn is very pleased that young people (especially teenagers) are becoming actively involved in preserving and learning more about the local history.
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Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (814) 625-2684.