Howard Happenings



Howard Fire Company will host a chicken bbq at the fire station tommorrow, Feb. 22 at noon. The dinner will include 1/2 chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad and a roll for $8.

Please continue to support your local fire department with their fundraising activities.


Friendship Community Library will host a Meet N’ Greet on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-7 p.m. at the Friendship Community Center in Beech Creek.

This will be an opportunity for you to meet those serving on the library advisory board and to exchange ideas, become informed with the services that are available thru the library and to join the group while enjoying light refreshments.

You’re invited to share your ideas, services and/or support for the library.

Friendship Community Library is a funded as a branch of the Ross Library in Lock Haven. For those interested or if you’d like more info you may contact Donna at 570-962-2547.


Howard United Methodist Church held a soup sale luncheon yesterday to benefit Logan and Sean McCann and their daughter Wren. Wren is six months old and was born with a hole in her heart and the little muscle is not working. She has been at Pittsburg Children’s Hospital and has been placed on the heart transplant list.

Logan and Sean have both exhausted all of their vacation and leave time to be with little Wren and the financial burdens are a big worry for them. This soup sale will give them some assistance and allow them to continuing focusing on Wren.

If you missed the soup sale and would like to make a donation to help the family you can write a check to Logan and Sean McCann and mail to the Howard United Methodist Church, PO Box 257, Howard, PA 16841 for delivery to them.

Please keep Wren and her parents in your thoughts and daily prayers.


The Orviston Community Club will have a chicken and waffle supper tomorrow, Feb. 22, from 4-7 p.m. at the Beech Creek Fire Company social hall. The cost is $7 for those 12 years and older. Children under 12 can eat for a donation. Tickets are available by calling Brenda at 570-660-5283 or Wes at 570-962-2916.

Take-out meals are available, too. The proceeds from the supper will pay for the fireworks at the Orviston Festival that will be held on July 11, 2020.

You can buy your tickets at the door if you haven’t already bought them. This meal is usually very well attended so I kindly ask that when you are finished eating that you get up and allow others waiting to take a seat to eat, too.


Last year Insurance Office, Inc. sponsored a 55 Alive Safe Driving Course at the Howard fire hall to allow participants to save on their auto insurance premium.

I’m wondering if there are others who would be interested in taking an 8-hour course (offered in segments of four hours on two days) or a 4-hour refresher course for those who have already taken the course in the last three years.

The cost would be $20 to take the course and if there’s enough interest I would pick the dates in April with instructor John Eck.

If you’re interested in taking the course please call Insurance Office, Inc. at 814-625-2488 to let me know to put you on a list. We need 10 people to sign up to be able to hold the classes.


Lions Club Bingo will be held on Feb. 27 at the Beech Creek Fire Company social hall. Doors and the kitchen open at 5 and bingo games begin at 6:30.

Howard Lions Food Bank distribution dates will be on March 2 for Centre County residents in the Lions service area and on March 16 for those Beech Creek area residents.

Howard Area Lions will be selling the Veteran’s bricks for the Walk of Honor at Foster Joseph Sayers Dam. If you would be interested in honoring a veteran this way you can purchase a brick at $65 and have the name of the veteran engraved on it. Any veteran is eligible to be honored with a brick in this Walk of Honor. For a brick application form or questions contact Gene Teaman at 570-962-2578.

If you order your brick soon then it will be engraved and laid into the Walk of Honor before the Lions Club holds their annual Memorial Service in May.


Liberty Township Sportsmen’s Association will hold their 9th annual coyote hunt on Feb. 28 thru March 1. The hunt starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ends with prize money and raffle winners announced at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Walk-in registration will be held at the Club House this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Rules and applications for the hunt are available on-line at www.libertysportsmen.com. Mail-in applications must be received before Feb. 27.

The Club House will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 8-4 during the hunt with food and beverages available. There will also be a flea market with hunting, fishing and camping items available from vendors. To reserve your vendor table for one day is $15 and for both days is $25.

Contact Todd at 570-367-9608 or Butch at 814-280-3015 for information.


Howard Area Civic Club will be holding a bingo on March 1 at the Howard fire hall. Doors and the kitchen open at noon and bingo games begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased early or at the door. The bingo prizes feature Amish furniture and Country Home Decor. The grand prize is a really nice outdoor glider made of high quality poly wood that’s valued at $700. Tickets are available this week at Insurance Office, Inc. in Howard during weekday office hours or by calling Dorothy 814-482-8018.


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