Howard Happenings


The Howard Area Lions Food Bank will be open on Monday, June 15, for the Clinton County residents living in the Beech Creek area and those residents of Centre County who missed their distribution earlier this month. The Lions will also provide food aid to anyone impacted by COVID-19 that are in need at this time.

Distribution is from noon-4 at the former Beech Creek Elementary School. Bring your boxes back so they can be reused each month at the food bank. Stay in your vehicle and the Lions will help you. Do wear your mask when you encounter other individuals, both for your own protection and those around you.

If anyone has a working freezer that they can donate to the Lions Club for their food bank use it would certainly be appreciated.

Anyone needing emergency food bank help during the month should feel free to contact Ron Davy at 570-962-2407.


The townwide yardsale in Howard is going on today and tomorrow. Residents can set up their yard or garage sales for June 5 and June 6. Remember to practice social distancing.

Remember that the mail man and the garbage man need to be able to get thru to do their normal routes so don’t park to obstruct their duties.

Also, if you put up signs advertising your yard sales you need to go back and take those signs down so that our town isn’t littered with outdated and unnecessary signs.

Howard Christian Church is holding a yard and bake sale today and tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m. each day in the youth building at the church located along Walnut Street in Howard. Numerous items have been donated and there will be a selection of baked goods offered for sale, too. Hot dogs will be available for purchase if you get hungry during your yard sale shopping day.

The church is using this as a fundraiser to replenish their benovelent fund which will be used to help those in need in our local community. Please drop a few dollars in the donation jar to help the church provide aid to those in need.


The Nittany Valley Amish Benefit Dinner that was scheduled for June 6 at the Hublersburg fire hall has been cancelled because of the virus restrictions.

The first dinner had to be cancelled and now this one, too. The Amish community hosts the dinners to raise funds for their local schools.

There’s one more dinner scheduled for this year on Sept. 19. Hopefully the virus threat will be gone by then that the meal can continue as planned.

For those who paid early for a meal please contact Katie at 814-383-2008 to discuss your refund options or call Sam at 570-295-1785 for more info.


The Jacksonville Cemetery Association’s annual festival that was planned for July 18 has been cancelled because of CO-VID19. The festival will continue with selling their raffle tickets and the drawing will be held on July 18 at the festival grounds in Jacksonville at 6 p.m.

The $1 raffle tickets are still on sale and are available by calling Brenda at 814-383-2796. Winners will be notified immediately following the drawing on July 18.

If you’d like to purchase raffle tickets, or if you could sell some tickets to help the cemetery association out please contact Brenda.

The cemetery association relies on the annual festival to support the maintenance, mowing and upkeep of the cemetery grounds. Monetary donations can be mailed to Jacksonville Cemetery Association, 3440 Jacksonville Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823.


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.


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