Howard Happenings


It’s time to renew your Beech Creek-Blanchard Ambulance membership for another year.

Applications were mailed to local residents in the area, but if you didn’t receive one and would like to get a membership you may call the fire station and request an application. Payment and your completed application can be mailed back to the address on the yellow membership application card before Feb. 1.

The cost of an ambulance membership for the year for an individual is $35 and the cost for a couple is $70. A family membership will be $75.

For more information about the ambulance membership or if you might be interested in joining the BC-B Fire Company you may call the fire station at 570-962-2382.


The annual meeting of the Jacksonville Cemetery Association will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Marion Township Municipal Building in Jacksonville. All lot owners and anyone who is interested in the well-being of the association is asked to attend.

Those attending should practice social distancing and wear a mask during the meeting.

This meeting is designed to discuss the financial well-being of the cemetery association, to begin planning for the annual festival that’s usually held in July, and to devise a budget for the mowing and upkeep at the cemetery along with other items of interest pertaining to the cemetery association.

Last year the festival was not held because of the pandemic gathering restrictions, but hopefully (depending on the coronavirus protocol) it can be held this summer.

The board members would like to encourage all lot owners and anyone who would like to volunteer to help with the fundraising efforts to attend this annual meeting. Many of the board members have served for years and devoted their time and efforts to the association and they would like to see some new faces become interested in carrying on the association’s work.

Call Joyce at 814-359-0307 for more info about the Jacksonville Cemetery Association.


Tickets for the Gun Drawing at Walker Township Fire Company are on sale now.

The gun drawing was planned for Sept. 12, 2020 and the tickets have that date printed on them, but since the event had to be postponed because of the pandemic’s gathering restrictions you should keep your ticket as it will be honored for the new date which will hopefully be held this spring. The new event date will be announced soon and will be held regardless of whether it is open to the public or virtual depending on the virus conditions. Tickets are $10 each and are still available from any fire company member.

Please help to support your local fire department as each has been hit hard during this pandemic with their lack of fundraisers and hall rentals that provided funds to allow each fire company to provide their services to our communities.


There is a local project that may be of interest to those needing to fulfill their high school senior project or Eagle Scout requirements. Howard Fire Company would like to have a new digital marquee. The fire company already has some ideas for the new marquee and the project mentor would be fire company member Josh Collins.

The fire company would certainly be supportive of the individual(s) who would like to take on this project as far fundraising to pay for it and the installation of the new marquee. Howard Borough Council representatives and local church officials are favorable to the new marquee proposal since it could be used to inform of all activities in the Howard area. For more info call the fire station at 814-625-2761 and leave a message for Josh to get back to you.


Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by emailing to tammysue0115@gmail.com or by telephoning 814-625-2684.


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