Howard Happenings


The Curtin United Methodist Church will have a fall yard and bake sale today and tomorrow, Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 at the church. Today the sale will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Saturday the sale will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be delicious treats, pies, homemade soups, hot dogs, sloppy joes and lots of yard sale bargains.

Milesburg will have it’s fall community yard sale days on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2.


There will be a Jeep and Side-by-Side Show & Shine benefit for Keith Peters who is now battling cancer. The benefit will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the softball field behind the Beech Creek borough office building.

There are different categories for your ride to enter — whether it is those rides that are all shined up and looking their Sunday best or those with some rock rash and trail scars. Maybe your ride fits into the category for being the dirtiest from splashing through those mud holes?

Pre-registration can be done by contacting Shirley at 814-482-1048 or you can register the morning of the event.

There will be food, raffles, craft and commercial vendors at the benefit so come and show your support to Keith and his family.


For more than 50 years now the Pleasant Valley Ladies Aid and the Marsh Creek Brotherhood has combined to bring an annual Harvest Day to life. Harvest Day won’t be held this year but the groups will still be making the homemade apple butter to sell as they’ve always done.

Help is needed from the community to pull this tradition off this year. Volunteers are asked to come to the Brotherhood Park on Tuesday, Sept. 28, to help peel more than 50 bushels of apples. Volunteers may come anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day. Bring your dish pan to hold apples and your favorite paring knife or apple peeler to use. Volunteers who come on Tuesday morning will be treated to a noon meal of turkey and the trimmings as a thank you for your help during the day.

The peeled apples will be cooked down and turned into apple butter that will be sold by the pint for $5 and by the quart for $8. These are the same prices charged in 2019 since the pandemic cancelled the 2020 activities. Jars of sugar-free apple butter are also sold at the same prices.

If you can volunteer to do your part to make sure those 50 bushels of apples get peeled please call Phyllis at 814-355-2268 or Mary at 814-355-9580 so they can have a count on how many will be there for the noon meal preparations. Volunteers can come anytime during the day as your schedule allows.

You may also call Phyllis or Mary to order your apple butter that should be picked up on Friday, Oct. 1, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.



Central Bald Eagle Fish & Game Association will have their gun or cash drawing at the old Mount Eagle school house tomorrow, Sept. 18. Tickets are $10 each for the 20 prizes up for grabs this year. The drawing runs from noon until 5 p.m. with food and drinks provided. Tickets are available at the door. For more info contact Leo “Tom” Bomboy at 814-280-2961.


The Back Porch String Band will have their Country Jam at the Howard fire hall on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 2-6 p.m. Bring a covered dish or snack to share. A donation basket will be passed for contributions to the Howard Fire Company.

Contact Connie at 814-625-2724 for info about the Country Jam or The Back Porch String Band.


Howard Area Lions Food Bank distribution will be on Monday, Sept. 20, for residents that live in Beech Creek Borough and Beech Creek Township and those residents of Centre County who missed their food pick-up last week.

Distribution is from noon to 3 p.m. at the former Beech Creek Elementary School. Please remember to bring your boxes back each month so the Lions can reuse them for future distributions. Anyone having food bank questions may call Lion Ron Davy at 570-962-2407.

Howard Area Lions Bingo will be on Thursday evening, Sept. 23. Bingo is held at the Beech Creek Fire Company social hall. Doors and the kitchen open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo games begin at 6:30 p.m. Lions bingo will be held on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of the month.

At the bingo on Sept. 9, we sang Happy Birthday to Fay Holt of Howard. It was nice to see everyone since we hadn’t had the bingo since March of 2020. We missed seeing Lion Jim Packer at the bingo. Jim is having some knee surgery so we hope all goes well and that he makes a quick recovery so we get to see him at bingo again.



Walker Township Fire Company in Hublersburg is selling tickets for two raffles that will be drawn on Saturday, Sept. 18. This year instead of a gun raffle the fire company decided to have an All Cash Raffle with 25 cash prizes being awarded. The event runs from 3-9 p.m. with food, drinks and a DJ playing. The tickets are $10 each.

The second raffle that will be drawn during the day will be for the prize of a Blackstone 36″ griddle with hood. This raffle is the project of three of the fire company’s junior members for their high school senior project. The tickets are $10 each or three tickets for $20. The proceeds from this raffle will be going towards the purchase of an Emergency UTV and trailer for the fire company.

Tickets are available from any fire company member or call the fire station at 814-383-4538 for info or you may stop by the fire station on Thursday evenings between 7-9 p.m. to buy your tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door on Sept. 18.

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


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