The 12th Annual “Allegheny Picnic” Reunion celebrating the 86th Anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 16, with a brief ceremony honoring our departed CCC boys at the Worker Statue at Warren County Visitors Bureau located on Highway 6/62 just west of Warren.
A picnic luncheon will follow at Chapman State Park’s Pavilion #2, approximately five miles from Clarendon.
CCC historians Dr. Michael Schultz, Martha Smith, and Tim Montgomery will talk about the rich legacy of the CCC.
Call in your reservations to (814) 726-2774; ask for Ed.
There will be food and entertainment at Chapman. Donations are welcome.
In September, the national CCC Legacy organization will be holding its annual gathering. The Friends of Letchworth State Park invite you to the 2019 CCC Legacy Annual Gathering to be held at the award-winning Letchworth State Park in the beautiful Genesee Valley of Western New York from September 26 to 28.
The park was the site of four CCC camps whose members are credited for laying the foundation to what has been voted the #1 State Park in America. Participants in this year’s gathering will be exploring the experiences and accomplishments of those “We Can Take It” men while enjoying the park’s colorful history and scenic beauty.
For more information on the national gathering at Letchworth, visit the CCC Legacy website www.ccclegacy.org/2019–Annual–Gathering.html
Wendy Hollabaugh, Master, presided over the recent meeting of Watson Grange with discussions on preparations for the Warren County Fair, taking the Dime Pitch to Tionesta for the Indian Festival in August, and the Fishing Tournament in Tidioute in September.
Dictionaries will once again be presented to third-graders at Tidioute Charter School in September.
Watson Junior Grange met with Miranda Irons in charge. Members worked on their art craft for the fair, discussed their exhibit for the fair, and practiced marching. Three Juniors — Braden Thomson, Maddie Wareham, and Gabby Lindsay — will be attending PA State Junior Grange Camp in Howard, Pa., the week of July 1 to 7.
A program concerning June is Dairy Month and Father’s Day with readings and a skit by John Hollabaugh and Miranda Irons was presented. Officers also revealed their personality according to their favorite ice cream during roll call.
Watson Grange will meet again at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, for the quarterly birthday dinner prior to the meeting.
The Eisenhower High School class of 1963 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Perkins. Spouses and friends are welcome.
The WAHS class of 1966 will hold a get together at noon on Saturday, August 17, at the Docksiders Wolf Run Marina Cafe located at 315 PA 59, just beyond the Kinzua Dam. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by responding to the post on the class Facebook page so that reservations can be made.
Halls of Ivy
Youngsville’s Michael Henry was named to the Dean’s List (3.5 or higher grade point average) for the spring semester at Alfred State College, Alfred, N.Y. Henry received a perfect 4.0 in the Motorcycle & Power Sports Tech program.
Christian women luncheon
Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women, will hold its July “Patriotic Luncheon” from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren.
Featured guest will be Gail Cowan of Youngsville with antique Marx toys; music is by Gary Wallin of Warren and Kay Jones of Clarendon; and the spiritual speaker is Linda Fanton of Wellsville, N.Y.
Wear your red, white or blue. Men, women, and new guests always welcome. The group is non-denominational and there are no dues or membership. A $9 fee covers lunch, program, and speakers. Call Lee Jones at 723-5952 for reservations by July 3.
July 4 closing
The Paws Along the River Humane Society will be closed on the July 4th holiday.
Caregivers Support Group
The first Thursday (5 p.m.) Caregivers Support Group will not meet on July 4th but will resume with the August 1st meeting at the regular time. The meeting will be at the Winger Room of the Grace United Methodist Church, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren. Enter the building from the PA Ave. entrance.
The Caregivers Support Group meeting on the third Monday will be held as usual at noon on July 15. It will be held in the Wesley Parlor of the Grace United Methodist Church. Use the elevator entrance at the rear of the parking lot and proceed to the Wesley Parlor on the first floor.
For information on either of these meetings, call Karen at 723-9440 or Linda at 726-1199.
The Warren County 4th of July Organization is made up of the following committee/board members:
Chairman — Bill Thompson; Secretary — Renee Geckle; Treasurer — Kelly Thompson; Grand Prize Tickets — Polly Post, John Hyde; Advertising — Wally Post; Solicitation — Kelly Thompson, Sally Hawkinson; Warren Gives — Gorden Mathis; Parade Chairman — Bill Thompson; Pre-Parade Show — Wally Post; Friday Night Concert — Bill Thompson; Betts Park Activities — Kelly Thompson; Bill Thompson; Melissa Almendinger; Renee Geckle; Sally Hawkinson; John Hyde; Fireworks — John Hyde; Fundraising — Sally Hawkinson, Kelly Thompson; Logistics — Karl Kelsey; Website — Eric Jones; Volunteers — Peggy Bullock, Bill Bullock, Nahoa Geckle, Nick Geckle, Aaron Buck, Don Nelson, Joe Nuhfer, Debbie Suppa, Bob Buerkle, Sam Carlson, Yvonne Bennett, Dave Bennett, Lori Walters, Jason Eyler, Jeri Grubbs; Parade MC — Bill Thompson.
The Wilder Museum’s annual BBQ fundraiser is Thursday, July 11. In the Local “Youngsville Life” section in the June 27 Times Observer, ticket prices were incorrect. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 at the door, not $10 and $12.