Howard Happenings



Howard United Methodist Church will host a Mother’s Breakfast tomorrow, May 8, at the church. Bring your mom to eat (shhh … don’t tell her it’s free!) from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Take-out meals are also available.

The breakfast menu will include a breakfast casserole, oven-browned potatoes, pancakes, muffins, fresh fruit cups and a beverage. Please RSVP to Patti at (814) 625-2182 today to let her know how many will be dining in or getting take-out meals.


Howard VFW Club will be holding a chicken BBQ tomorrow, May 8, at the club along state Route in Howard. The barbecue chicken should be ready to go at 11 a.m. and will be sold until gone — and it goes fast. Your meal will include the one-half chicken, baked beans, a roll and your choice of either macaroni salad or potato salad for $10.

Bruce and Tim will be cooking up the chicken using their “Marsh Creeker’s Secret Recipe” for the chicken and it’s been delicious in the past so come early to get yours. The proceeds from the sale will go toward supporting the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.


I’m happy to add community yard sales to my Howard Happenings article. Keep in mind that if you put up yard sale signs you should go back and take them down, too. You should wear a mask and practice social distancing when attending yard sales. Take along some hand sanitizer to use frequently, too.

Howard Town-wide Yard Sale Days are today and May 8. Please remember that the mailman needs to be able to access the mailboxes so don’t park in front of the mailboxes in while you’re shopping. The garbage man goes on Fridays in Howard, too, so be sure to keep the route clear so the garbage truck can get through without any problems.

Howard Christian Church will be having a yard and bake sale today and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church will have food and baked goods available along with yard sale items. Call Sheri at (814) 876-2910 for more info. Proceeds from the sale will be used to help neighbors in need through the church’s outreach mission.

The Myers Development area of Nittany will be having their yard sales on May 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Laurel Run United Methodist Church is having their annual yard sale and baked goods sale on May 14 (from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and on May 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are being accepted through Thursday evening by contacting Paula at (814) 359-3459. The church is located along Laurel Run Road between Beech Creek and Mill Hall.

Milesburg Yard Sale Days will be on May 14 and May 15. Milesburg Museum will also be open during the sale days. Milesburg will have its fall yard sale days on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, 2021.

Bellefonte Yard Sale Days will be May 14 and May 15.

Howard Fire Company will have their indoor yard sale May 20 through May 22. You can drop your donations off on May 17-19 at the fire hall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please be sure your items are clean and in good working condition. No donations of tires or electronics (like televisions or computers) will be accepted. The sale times will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday.



The annual Memorial Service at the Fairview Cemetery will be held on Sunday, May 23, beginning at 2 p.m. The service is outdoors and people should practice their social distancing skills.

The Howard Area Lions will hold a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 28 at 6 p.m. at the Foster Joseph Sayers Memorial site near the spillway in Blanchard.

The Beech Creek American Legion will be having Memorial Services on Monday, May 31. Joe Hills, the Legion Commander, has informed that the day will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Legion grounds. At 10 a.m. there will be a flag dedication service at Hayes-Ferron-Bossert Cemetery with the memorial service afterward.

From there the procession will head to Clark’s Cemetery, to the Beech Creek Bridge, to the Church of Christ Cemetery in Blanchard, to the cemetery beside the Liberty Baptist Church and finally the last stop will be at the Foster Joseph Sayers Memorial at the spill way.

I will have more about the Flag Dedication and Legion Memorial Services here next week.


Friendship Community Center in Beech Creek will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 10. Everyone who is interested in the well-being of the FCC is encouraged to attend. This is the first meeting since the start of the pandemic so hopefully people will be excited about getting together and will attend the meeting.

Some items to be discussed at the meeting will be the improvements planned for the restroom, the town-wide yard sale in June and the raffle tickets that are being sold.

As a fundraiser, the FCC is selling the Mill Hall Kiwanis raffle tickets and help is needed to sell all 500 of the tickets. FCC President Sandy Boob will have the tickets at the meeting and hopefully people will volunteer to sell or buy the tickets. The tickets are in booklets of 10 and are $1 each. The proceeds from the ticket sale will go towards insulating the restroom and replacing the exterior siding at the Friendship Community Center. This insulation work will be a beneficial and energy-saving improvement at the FCC.

Sandy and volunteers will be at the FCC on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m., so if you’d like to buy tickets or if you can help sell the tickets please drop by the FCC or call Sandy at (570) 962-2397.


Howard Area Lions Food Bank distribution for the Beech Creek area residents in Clinton County and those of Centre County in the Lions service area who missed their distribution earlier this month will be on May 17. The food bank runs from noon until 3 p.m.

Penn State’s Master Gardeners Club will have free garden plants available at the May 17 distribution and again on June 7 for the food bank distribution. You may contact Food Bank Chairman Ron Davy at (570) 962-2407 for more info on the food bank program.

Howard Area Lions has a free medical equipment loaner program for those who need medical supplies. Canes, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, hospital beds, bedside toilets, shower chairs and other equipment is available to those who need it by contacting Lion Duwayne Haines at (570) 962-2939.

If you have medical equipment that you borrowed from the Lions and are no longer using it please return it so that it will be available for others who could benefit from it.

Howard Area Lions Club is 97 members strong and would like to encourage other men in the area to become a Lion. If you have a desire to serve others and participate in club activities that benefit our communities then please ask a Lion for a membership application. There are a lot of Lions activities coming up this summer that you can be a big help with.


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


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