Howard Happenings


Howard United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Eve Worship Service this evening, Dec. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The public is invited to attend the service and to enjoy ice cream and a birthday cake honoring Jesus afterward.



Howard Borough’s Parks & Rec Committee will have their 2022 calendars for sale outside the post office from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday’s. Proceeds from the calendar sales will keep the town’s parks looking nice so be sure to purchase yours soon.

There is a commemorative Christmas ornament that is being sold, too. The first of its kind, each ornament is hand painted and has 2021 on it. Both the calendars and the ornaments are $10 each.


The Country Jam at the Howard fire hall will not be held this month since the fourth Sunday is so close to Christmas and the band members will be busy with their day-after-Christmas activities.

The Back Porch String Band members want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year.


Howard Fire Company has started a Cornhole League and participants are welcome to join and play each week. The new league began on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and will be held every Tuesday evening through the end of March at the fire hall. Individual scores are kept during the weeks that you attend.

The cost is $10 per person each week and you can play individually or with a two person team.

Contact Don Moore on the Howard Fire Company Facebook page or just show up on Tuesday evening to register to begin playing CornHole.



Howard Borough’s Parks & Rec Committee held the Second Annual Happy Howardays Christmas Decorating Contest last week with folks decorating and driving in the evenings to see those homes that had been decorated. There were nine houses this year entered in the contest.

Voting was done in person at the gazebo in Howard Community Park. Treats and beverages were served and enjoyed while waiting for everyone to cast their votes for the best decorated Happy Howardays House.

The votes have all been tallied and (drum roll, please) the winners are:

— First place: 254 Shirlyn Drive, the Wagner Family.

— Second place, 152 E. Main St., the Long Family.

— Third place, 123 Heverly St., the Nyman Family.

A very big thank you goes to Howard Christian Church, Brothers Pizza in Howard and the Kitchen Witch Cafe in Howard for providing generous donations of gift certificates for the winners.

I’m sure those entered in the contest will be keeping their lights and decorations up for a few more weeks so if you’d like to look at their decorations here are all of the locations of the homes that were entered in this year’s contest: 152 E. Main St.; 195 E. Main St.; 196 E. Main St.; 123 Heverly St.; 145 Black St.; 127 Howard St.; 306 Walnut St.; 224 Shirlyn Drive and 254 Shirlyn Drive.

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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 telephoning 814-625-2684.


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