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Howard Happenings

By Tammy Coakley

JARS NEEDED

The Pleasant Valley Ladies Aid is planning their annual Harvest Day in early October. Homemade soups and apple butter is made in kettles over an open fire for the Harvest Day event. The apple butter is sold by the pint and quart jars, and many jars are needed for the event. The jars must be able to accept a Ball refill lid. If anyone has any pint or quart jars that you could donate you can leave them at the Brotherhood Park pavilion or call Phyllis at 814-355-2268 for local pick up.

CHURCH NEWS

Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard will be having a take-out Chicken BBQ on Sept. 28 from 11-1 at the church. A meal will include 1/2 chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, a roll and dessert for $10. Tickets for the take-out meal will be available by calling the church at 570-962-2214. Leave your name and how many meals you plan to purchase. Local delivery is possible if arrangements are made early.

Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard is taking orders for Terri Lynn candy and nuts. Orders must be placed by Sept. 22 and delivery should be in the later part of October. If you are interested in the candy and nuts please call Joyce at 570-962-3355 for pricing and to place your order.

The Beech Creek Wesleyan Church will have an outdoor service beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22. The public is invited to bring a lawn chair to the service and the picnic afterward. The Friends of Kels Lomison Band will be performing during the morning worship service. A love offering will be taken for the Lomison’s.

. The picnic will feature BBQ chicken, baked potatoes and many more dishes to make for a delicious meal following the service. All are welcome to come for music, food and fellowship. The church is located at 217 Main Street in Beech Creek. Pastor Alan Eckenroad can be reached at 570-962-2732.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Central Bald Eagle Fish & Game Association will offer a gun drawing at the Club located at 345 Mount Eagle Road on Sept. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets for gun and cash prizes are available for $10 each. Call Leo Bomboy at 814-355-2394 for tickets and information.

The Fairview Cemetery Association will be hosting a Chicken BBQ and Bake Sale on Sept. 21 at the Yarnell Community Center. Tiny will be grilling up chicken halves that will be sold beginning at 11 o’clock. Baked goods are needed for the event and can be dropped off at the center on Friday or the morning of the bake sale. Call Mark Watson at 814-353-8393 or Gail Richner at 814-355-0921 for tickets or information.

.A Nittany Valley Amish Benefit Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Hublersburg fire hall from noon to 7 p.m. You get to pick your dinner hour for this home-cooked, wedding style meal. Seating reservations can be called into Katie at 814-383-2008. Walk-ins are welcome and take-out meals are available. Prices are $18 for adults; $16 for senior citizens and those who are aged 11-17; $5 for children ages 5-10; and little tykes eat free. The proceeds benefit the Amish schools in the area.

Howard Fire Company’s annual Punkin Chunkin will be held on Oct. 12 at Bald Eagle State Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be craft and food vendors, hay rides, a bounce house and pumpkins being launched throughout the day, There is still space available for vendors and applications are available on-line at chunkincrafts@gmail.com or by calling Kathi at 814-360-1680.

LIONS CLUB NEWS

Howard Area Lions Club had 58 Lions and 7 non-Lion volunteers parking cars during Grange Fair week. These Lions donated more than 1,448 hours of their time to earn funds that will be used to help individuals and groups in our area. The Lions will be continuing this fundraiser at Grange Fair next year.

Howard Area Lions Food Bank provided aid to 121 families during the month of August.

Food Bank dates for October will be on the 7th for Centre County residents and on the 21st for Beech Creek area residents.

Lions Bingo will be held on Sept 26 at the Beech Creek Fire Company social hall. Doors and the kitchen open at 5 p.m. and bingo games start at 6:30 p.m.

Howard Area Lions Club is 110 members strong, but there is always room for more men who would like to become active in our local Lions Club. No one has ever been turned down for membership, so if you are interested in joining the club just ask any member for an application and you will soon be welcomed into the ranks. You don’t necessarily have to live in Howard to become a Howard Area Lions Club member.

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Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can reached by telephone at 814-625-2684 or by emailing to tammy@ioiofficeinc.com

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