Howard Happenings


Porter Township will be hosting a 5K Color Walk or Run on June 4 at Browns Hill Tavern. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the starting time for the walk/run is at 10 a.m. Registration can be done online at www.porterheritagedays.com before May 20 to get a free T-shirt for the event. There will be five color stations throughout the course.

Registration is $25 for adults; $20 for ages 12-17; and those under age 12 can participate free of charge. Walk-in registrations will be accepted the morning of the event.

All proceeds from the 5K Walk/Run will benefit the Heritage Days Festival that will be held on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lamar Park along Route 64. Call Linda at 570-295-1052 or Larry at 570-962-2848 for more info.


The Blanchard Church of Christ will hold a chicken BBQ fundraiser for the Carnahan Family on Sunday, May 22, at the church. The fundraiser will be held rain or shine beginning at noon (until sold out) with the meals being distributed from the outdoor parking lot pavilion. A meal will include 1/2 chicken, baked beans, mac and cheese and a roll for $12. There will also be a bake sale on-site.

The benefit will help Rich Carnahan with medical expenses associated with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (HEDS) as he’s hopeful that a doctor in New York City can offer treatment and relief for his symptoms. Rich and his wife, Joby, and their daughter, Alaina, appreciate the love and support that has been shown to them.

Donations for the Carnahan family can also be mailed to the Blanchard Church of Christ, P.O. Box 388, Blanchard, PA 16826. Be sure to put Carnahan Family on the memo line of your check. Call the church at 570-962-2423 for more info.


Howard Area Lions Club will hold a Memorial Service at the Foster Joseph Sayers Monument (at the spill way area of Sayers Dam) on Friday, May 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair with you for use during the service.

Jacksonville Cemetery will hold memorial services on Sunday, May 29, beginning at 4 p.m.

Advent Cemetery in Moose Run will be having their annual memorial service on Monday, May 30, at 9 a.m. Afterward, from 10 a.m. until noon, there will be special services at the historic Advent Church which will be entitled “Music at the Advent — Remembering Family.” This will be the first of a 2022 concert series that the Advent Historical Society is sponsoring free of charge. The Stauffer Family Band will play traditional music, hymns and popular songs during the singalong.

Following the program, attendees are invited to join in a social hour featuring homemade pies, cakes and other goodies. For more information you may visit the Advent Historical Society Facebook page or call Sarah Hedges at 410-961-6218. Advent Church and Cemetery are located at 1303 Moose Run Road, Bellefonte.

Eagle Cemetery will have memorial services on Memorial Day at 1 p.m. Eagle Cemetery is located along Old 220 Road near the Curtin Mansion. The guest speaker will be Debra Burger from Bellefonte, the sister of Major Lewis Smith, USAF. Major Smith was shot down over Laos on May 30, 1968 and was declared MIA.

Schenck’s Cemetery in Howard Township will have memorial services on May 30 at 2 p.m. Debra Burger will be the guest speaker at this service, too.


Howard United Methodist Church invites the public to church services this Sunday, May 22, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Dress casually and bring a covered dish to pass. The church will supply the table settings, drinks and a cake in honor of Bob and Fay Watson. The Watson’s will be moving to Chambersburg and this will be their last Sunday at Howard UMC before their move.

The worship service will be held outside in the parking lot if the weather is good and then there will be food and fellowship inside.

The church will also be hosting a free picnic on Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The picnic is for thanking moms and dads, so bring your mom and dad along with you to the picnic. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts and drinks will be provided. RSVP before June 15 by calling Patti at 814-625-2182 and you’ll receive a free goodie treat bag at the picnic.

Howard United Methodist Church has been blessed and they’d like to share their blessings with you!


The Back Porch String Band will host their Country Jam this Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the Yearick Center in Howard. The event is free and those attending should bring a covered dish or snack item to share. There is a donation basket passed with the proceeds benefitting the Howard Fire Company. For more info about the band or Country Jam dates call Connie at 814-625-2724.


There will be community yard sales in Woolrich today and tomorrow. The Woolrich United Methodist Church is also having a yard sale on May 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Centre Hall Fire Company will be having a flea market on May 27 and May 28 at the fire hall grounds. Vendors are encouraged to apply by contacting the fire station at chfc4treasurer@gmail.com or by emailing grammyhock@yahoo.com.

The firemen will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks on Saturday. The fire hall will also be holding the flea market on June 24-25 when the town-wide yard sales in Centre Hall are being held.


Howard Area Lions Club will be holding their Lions Bingo at the Beech Creek Fire Company social hall on Thursday, May 26. This will be the last bingo since the Lions will be taking the summer off until September. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m.

Liberty Township Sportsmen’s Association will hold a cash bingo on Sunday, June 26, at the club house along Marsh Creek Road in Howard. Only 100 tickets will be sold. The tickets are $25 and can be obtained by calling Butch at 814-280-3015 or Dawn at 570-660-7901. Doors and the kitchen will be open at 11 a.m. and bingo games begin at 1 p.m.

— — — —

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


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *


Starting at $3.69/week.

Subscribe Today