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CIVIC BINGO

The Howard Civic Club will hold its annual bingo this year on Sunday, March 6 at the Howard Fire Station. It will be an all-cash bingo. Tickets are $25. The doors and kitchen open at noon and the bingo games will start at 2 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, tear-off tickets and a giveaway auction during the afternoon. Call Dorothy at 814-482-8918 for tickets and more information.

Howard Civic Club supports clubs and community needs. All proceeds from this event will be used within the community.

SALE OF PIES BY THE POT

The Bald Eagle Valley Community Church will be holding a ham or chicken pot pie sale on Monday, March 14. The pie comes in freezable plastic containers and costs $8 a pint. Bread is included with the pie.

Pre-orders are requested by calling Janette at 814-883-0893.

Picking up and paying for your orders will be done via a drive-in procession in the church parking lot beginning at 4 p.m. on March 14.

The church is located at 111 Runville Road, Bellefonte, which is directly behind the Sheetz store in Wingate.

WINTER PARTY

The second annual Winter Festival to benefit Howard Cubs and Boy Scout Troop 353 will be held Saturday, March 12 at Howard Community Park. This is an outdoor event that will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Craft vendors are required for this event. Vendors will need to provide their own awning or tent and tables for a 12’X12′ space. The fee for each space will be $20. Interested vendors are asked to contact Patti at 814-625-2182 or send an email requesting an application to [email protected]

Local churches are invited to get involved in chili cooking during the festival. If your church agrees to make a 6 quart chili pot, please contact Patti immediately.

There will be food and crafts, raffles, carriage rides, a walking tour with historian Matt Maris and more!

More information will be available next week for you and each week closer to the event.

CHEER CLUB

The Senior Cheer Club will meet at noon Thursday, March 3 at the Friendship Community Center in Beech Creek. Club members should bring a covered dish to share for lunch and your own drink. Unwrapped gifts for the Chinese auction should also be brought for the March meeting.

Anyone aged 55 and over is welcome to try the Cheer Club on March 3. For more information on the Senior Cheer Club, please call club president Larry Butler at 570-962-2848.

EMERGENCY MEALS

The Millheim Fire Company will be offering a traditional Amish wedding-style meal at the fire station on Saturday, March 5. The all-you-can-eat meal will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adult meals and takeout are $16. and for ages 6-12, the price will be $8. There is no charge for children 5 and under.

The meal will include turkey, garnish, mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, creamed celery, vegetable pizza, coleslaw and applesauce. For dessert, there will be apple and cherry pies and homemade vanilla ice cream.

Proceeds from the meal will benefit the fire company trying to buy new tools and equipment for the rescue truck.

You can contact Delmer at 814-883-2238 for more information.

REUNION AT THE CEMETERY

The Schenck Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at Howard United Methodist Church. All lot owners and those interested in the welfare of the association should plan to attend.

COUNTRY JAM

The Back Porch String Band will host their Country Jam on Sunday, February 27 at Howard Fire Hall. The jam session will run from 2-6pm and others are welcome to bring their instrument and play or just sit back and enjoy listening. A donation basket is passed along with the proceeds to benefit the fire company. Participants should bring a covered dish or snack to share during the afternoon.

For more information about the band or Country Jam, call Connie at 814-625-2724.

SUNDAY CONCERT

The Penn State Paperclips will return to Howard United Methodist Church on Sunday morning, Feb. 27. The service begins at 9 a.m. and the public is invited to attend.

Howard United Methodist Church has hosted the Trombones for five or six years now. Usually about once a month while the students are in session, a quartet will come for morning service. Almost all are Penn State undergraduates who are members of the Penn State Trombone Choir. Many students are music performance or music education majors.

The church collects a trombone love offering to thank the students for coming and to help them continue their musical endeavours.

SHOES COLLECTION

Gospel Tide in Chambersburg is collecting new and lightly used shoes for the India mission project. Gospel Tide Ministry is an international Christian organization committed to providing evangelism and discipleship worldwide. The project is “Your Soles for Their Souls” and is held during the month of February.

Gospel Tide’s goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes and sneakers of all sizes, from children to adults. So far, approximately 1800 pairs of shoes have been collected during the February collection.

Marsh Creek BIC participates in the collection and other churches are also invited to participate. So far, nearly 125 pairs of shoes and sneakers have been collected from Marsh Creek Church. There’s still time to rummage through your closet and grab those shoes, sneakers, and sandals you haven’t worn in a while and donate them to this project. Please make sure shoes and trainers have good laces.

Once the shoes are collected, Beech Creek resident Bonnie Young will transport them to the Gospel Tide office in late February where they will be sorted and prepared for shipment to India. Bonnie is ready to pick up shoes from local churches and individuals if you call her this week at 570-962-2665. To learn more about Gospel Tide, you can visit www.thetide.org or call Erlinda at 717-264-7288.

BENEFIT DINNER

The Nittany Valley Amish will host a fundraising dinner at the Hublersburg Fire Station on Saturday, March 26, from noon to 7 p.m. homemade bread, coleslaw, apple salad, cream of celery and lots of desserts.

Prices are $20 for adults; $18 for seniors over 65; $18 for children 11 to 17; $7 for children 5-10 and toddlers under 5 eat free.

To reserve your time slot between noon and 7 p.m., you can call Katie at 814-383-2008 or Sylvia at 814-380-2499. The one-hour time slots between 5-6pm and 6-7pm fill up quickly, so make your reservations early or, for less of a wait, you can choose an earlier time for dinner.

Proceeds from this spring dinner will benefit area Amish schools.

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Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by calling 814-625-2684 or emailing [email protected]



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