Howard Happenings


Craft vendors are needed for a craft show in the front yard of Bellefonte VFW located on Spring Street in Bellefonte. The craft show will be held on Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To reserve a vendor spot or for more information call Sandy at 814-321-1758.


Vendors are needed for a Pop-Up Market at the Friendship Community Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. To rent a table space and reserve your vendor spot call Dalene at 814-482-1058.


Howard Area Lions Food Bank distribution for Clinton County residents that live in Beech Creek Borough and Beech Creek Township will be on June 21. The food bank runs from noon until 3 p.m. with “drive-thru service” so you remain in your vehicle while the Lions load it up. Please bring your empty boxes back each month to be reused for future food distributions.

The Lions will have their food trailers at the Orviston Festival Days on July 9 and 10. The Orviston Festival Committee usually provides me with the activities and times of the events that I’ll share with you once I receive it following their meeting that’s to be held this week.


The monthly meeting of the Friendship Community Center in Beech Creek will be held on Monday, June 14, at 7 p.m. Anyone who is interested in the well-being of the FCC should plan to attend. Bring your ideas and suggestions for ways that the FCC can fund-raise to overcome the pandemic shortages.

Thanks to those who donated baskets for the basket benefit held at the FCC during the Beech Creek Yard Sale Days and to all who visited and shopped at the yard sales that were set up indoors at the FCC.

FCC is open and available for rentals for birthday parties, reunions, funeral meals and baby or bridal showers. Contact Sandy to reserve your event date today at 570-962-2397.


Millheim Fire Company members will be at Millheim’s Small Engine Shop selling their raffle tickets on June 12 for the prize of a new Polaris General 1000 side-by-side. The tickets are $20 each (or 6 for $100) and the winner will be drawn on Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the Millheim Tractor Pulls on June 19 and fire company members have tickets or you may stop by or call the fire station at 814-349-8164 to see about purchasing tickets.


Howard United Methodist Church is hosting a Father’s Day Picnic on Sunday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The picnic will be held outdoors if the weather cooperates (or indoors in the church fellowship hall if raining).

The picnic meal is free and will consist of hot dogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings, potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, chips and dessert. You can eat with others at the church or get take-out meals to go. Reservations are being accepted, but not necessary. You will get a goody bag if you call in your reservation to Patti at 814-625-2182.

The church congregation has been blessed and now wants to share their blessings with you so please take advantage of the free picnic to celebrate dads and families.

Howard United Methodist Church is located at 144 W. Main St. in Howard.


Children (and parents) are invited to Vacation Bible School at the Marsh Creek Brethren in Christ Church on June 13-16. VBS will be held each evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Bible stories centering around the Israelites “camping” in the wilderness for 40 years. Children will be learning the 10 Commandments found in Exodus Chapter 20.

The theme for VBS is “S’more of Jesus makes a Happy Camper” and there will be nightly activities like making smores around a campfire, camping out, going on a hike to find (tasty) food and going fishing (for treats). Games and snacks will also be enjoyed.

The church has mailed out a flyer announcing VBS and hoping that all children in the area will attend. Parents are welcome to come and sit in the background to enjoy the children’s stories and activities. Marsh Creek BIC Church is located at 417 Summit Hill Road in Howard. Visit the Facebook page at www.marshcreekbicchurch.com or call Bonnie at 570-660-6468 or Lois at 814-441-7053 for more info.


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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