Howard Happenings


Howard Area Lions Club will have their Food Bank distribution on Aug. 17 for residents who live in the Beech Creek area of Clinton County and those of Centre County in the Lions Club service area that missed their food bank pickup date already. The Lions have changed the hours for picking up food. Food bank hours are now from noon-3 p.m. at the former Beech Creek Elementary School. Those coming for food aid should remain in your vehicles and wear a mask when approached by the food bank workers. Please bring your empty boxes back each month so the Lions can refill them for the food distribution.

If anyone has a freezer that works but you are not using it and would care to see it go to a good home please consider donating it to the Lions Club for their food bank program use. The club members would be happy to come pick up the freezer from your home. The Howard Area Food Bank contact person is Lion Ron Davy who can be reached at 570-962-2407.


Country Music Jam at the Howard Fire Hall that is usually held the fourth Sunday afternoon of the month has been canceled for Aug. 23. Call Connie at 625-2724 for info on the Back Porch String Band.

The Meckley family reunion scheduled for Labor Day at Bald Eagle State Park has been canceled. For info call Pam at 814-404-4598.

The Nittany Valley Amish Benefit Dinner scheduled for Sept. 19 has been canceled because of the pandemic gathering restrictions. The first two meals in the spring had to be canceled, too. If you already made a reservation and paid for your meal you can get a refund by calling Katie at 814-383-2008.


Howard Post Office will have a change in their working hours beginning on Aug. 10. Customers may enter the lobby and obtain window service Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The post office will be closed for lunch from 11 a.m. until noon on weekdays.

On Saturday the post office will be open from 7:30 until 11 a.m.


Residents of Curtin and Liberty Townships will be given an extension on paying their Centre County taxes. According to Joyce McKinley from the Centre County Tax Office the due date for paying the face amount has been extended until Sept. 30, 2020. Questions can be directed to your local tax collector whose telephone number is shown on your tax bill.


There’s a Farmers Market every Thursday morning at Valley Ace Hardware parking lot in Milesburg. Vendors are usually there selling until mid-afternoon. More vendors are encouraged to come set up your stands and can stop by the store or call 814-355-5451 to learn more details.

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


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