Howard Happenings


Pets Come First in Centre Hall has rescheduled their Bingo (that had to be canceled back in May) for Sunday, July 26, at the Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg. If you purchased tickets for the May bingo they will be honored for the July 26 Bingo event. Doors and the kitchen will open at 2 and bingo games will start at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets can be obtained by visiting the Pets Come First website, send an email to Shannon@petscomefirst.com or call the shelter at 814-364-1725.


The Jacksonville Cemetery Association’s annual festival that was planned for July 18 has been canceled because of COVID-19. The festival committee is 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 George Rogers Family Reunion scheduled for Sunday, July 26, has been canceled. Please be sure to pass the word to other family members who may not see it here. For info call Joyce at 814-359-0307.

The Schenck’s Reunion that was scheduled for Aug. 8 at Bald Eagle State Park has been cancelled. Please pass the word to all the family members who may not see it here. Questions can be directed to Barb at 570-748-8631.

John Eck, our 55 Alive Defensive driving instructor, has notified me that AARP has canceled all classes for the rest of 2020. Once we would learn of classes able to be restarted we will make every effort to schedule a local class so that people can register and get their auto insurance discount again.

Country Music Jam at the Howard Fire Hall that is usually held the fourth Sunday afternoon of the month has been canceled for July 26.


Sheri that works at the Insurance Office, Inc. with me is in need of packing peanuts to use when she ships out her scented oils to customers. If anyone has any peanuts that you’d like to get rid of please let us know. You can drop the peanuts off at our office in Howard during the weekdays or call us for local pick up at 814-625-2488.


There’s a Farmer’s Market at Ace Hardware in Milesburg on Thursdays. Additional vendors are needed and can learn more about the farmer’s market by contacting

Valley ACE Hardware, 224 Old 220 Road, Milesburg, Pa. 16853. The phone number is 814-355-5451. Stop by the market to support the local farmers and small businesses who are there.


Mill Hall Fire Company will have a bingo night on July 10 at the fire station. Doors open at 5:30 and bingo starts at 6:15. The kitchen will not be open though, so you will need to bring your own snacks and drinks. Because of COVID-19 you should wear a mask and practice social distancing. The chairs will be set up six feet apart to help. Bring your own hand sanitizer to use, too.

The fire company depends on the weekly bingos to support their budget so that they can continue to provide their valuable service to the community. July 10 will be the first evening of resuming the bingo and depending on the attendance the fire company will determine if they will continue having the bingo each week.

For more information about the Mill Hall Fire Company bingo contact Bill at 570-660-0288.


Howard Area Lions will have their Food Bank distribution on July 6 for Centre County residents and on July 20 for residents in the Beech Creek area of Clinton County. The food bank hours are from 1-4 p.m. Bring your boxes back for the Lions to reuse each month for the distributions. Due to COVID-19 you should stay in your car and the Lions will direct the traffic and load your boxes for you. Please wear a mask when encountering those working at the food bank. These men are a great group of fellas who are volunteering within the community to help others so we want to do our part to keep them safe during these pandemic days.

If anyone has a working freezer that they would care to donate to the food bank for storing their frozen foods please contact Ron Davy at 570-962-2407.


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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