Tidioute Life

Photo submitted to Times Observer VFW Halloween Costume Winners were: First-place, Voodoo Witch and Doll (Andrea Reed and Jessi Nuttall); second-place was Richard Simmons, (Andy Spencer); and third-place was Cousin Eddie from National Lampoons Vacation (Devin Kagle).

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, November 2 will be Baked Fish, rice pilaf, broccoli and carrots, wheat bread and fruit cup.

Monday, November 6 will be Chicken Philly Pita with onions, peppers, and cheese, creamy potato soup with crackers, pita bread and birthday cake.

Tuesday, November 7 will be Baked Ham, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, white bread, and brownie.

Thursday, November 9 will be BBQ Pork Ribbette, Cheesy hash browns, green beans, white bread, and peaches.

Monday, November 13 will be Baked Zit with meatballs, salad, Italian bread, tropical fruit salad.

Tuesday, November 14 will be Breaded Chicken, Au Gratin potatoes, sweet peas, wheat bread, and mandarin oranges.

Thursday, November 16 will be the Thanksgiving Dinner of Roasted Turkey with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

Monday, November 20 will be Breaded Fish Sandwich with cheese, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, hamburger roll, and sliced pears.

Tuesday, November 21 will be Stuffed Pepper, garlic whipped potatoes, corn, dinner roll and cinnamon apples.

Thursday, November 23 will be Closed for Thanksgiving Day.

Monday, November 27 will be Burgundy Beef with mushrooms, egg noodles, broccoli and carrots, wheat bread and pears.

Tuesday, November 28 will be Chicken and White Bean Chili, tossed salad, baked potato, corn drop biscuits and mandarin oranges.

Thursday, November 30 will be Center Cut Pork Chop with gravy, whipped potatoes, braised cabbage, white bread and apple crisp.

Call the center at 814-484-3020 to sign up at least two days in advance so Merla can make sure there is enough food ordered for everyone.

Special VFD Meeting

Members of Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m., for a “Special Meeting.”

On November 21 at 5:30 p.m., the Fire Department Auxiliary will meet and the regular membership will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the board will meet following the regular meeting. This is a change from the 28th to the 21st.

Scarecrow Contest

Tidioute Community Charter School PTO will hold a Scarecrow Competition in the lobby of the school on Wednesday, November 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Judging will be at 6:30 p.m.

They are inviting the community, families and students to participate.

Competition is free and prizes will be awarded to the winning scarecrows. There are six different categories.

Best Traditional Scarecrow, Silliest, Prettiest, Biggest, Most Unique and People’s Choice.

There will be light refreshments, crafts, games, book fair, chair raffle, and there will be hayrides.

Come dressed in your western duds and receive a prize.

Food Voucher Donations

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation and did not receive a letter you can contact Linda at 484-7525 or send your monetary donations to her at 60 Jefferson St., Tidioute, PA 16351, and make checks or money orders payable to “Tidioute Holiday Food Vouchers.”

Holiday Food Vouchers

Those seeking assistance for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas Dinners can find applications at Tidioute Trading Post, Tidioute Library, Tidioute Towers, Evans Market, Buccardo’s Restaurant or Northwest Bank/Tidioute branch.

Applications are due back to the committee by November 4. They need to be Mailed to Linda Scott, 60 Jefferson St., Tidioute, PA.

Committee members include: Les and Cindy Lindemuth, Karen Konkle, Linda Scott and Mary Huntington.

Bell Ringers Needed

It is that time of year once again when the Salvation Army sets up bell ringing at the Tidioute Trading Post, Northwest Bank and Evans Market. This year we will be ringing the bell at Buccardo’s Restaurant also.

All proceeds raised here in Tidioute are kept here to help those in need and your support is greatly appreciated.

Signup sheets are at each location or you can call Mary Donahue at 484-3471 to ring at Evan’s Market on Fridays or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Barb Downey at 730-0392 to ring at Northwest Bank on Fridays from 9 a.m. till 5:45 (close early with bank hours), or call Linda Scott at 484-7525 to ring the bells at Tidioute Trading Post from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. A signup sheet is at Buccardo’s for bell ringers to sign up on for Fridays and Saturdays.

Bell ringing starts on Friday, November 3 and the last day is Saturday, November 25. We only ring in November due to the extreme cold weather we encounter here.

Past Commanders Dinner

VFW Post 8803/Servicemen’s Home Corp Past Commanders Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov., 9 with happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. and the dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

There will be no sign up at the bar and no daily drawing.

Club will open at noon and close at 4 p.m.

Tying The Greens

The Holiday Lighting Committee will be busy on Friday, November 10 at the Tidioute borough garage Tying the Greens beginning at 7 p.m.

Volunteers are needed and this is an event where the entire family can get involved.

This is the 70th year for the Tying the Greens and Tidioute is the only community that still uses real live greens for this event.

Ham Dinner

There will be a Ham Dinner at the Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.

This is open to the public and the menu will consist of Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans or corn, applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverages.

Cost for the dinner is $8 per dinner, you can eat there or get a take out.

Deliveries will be made within Tidioute Borough only. To order a takeout please call Linda at 730-2555 (Leave a message with a phone number).

All proceeds benefit the Holiday Food Vouchers for Thanksgiving and Christmas to Tidioute residents who are in need of some help for holiday meals.

Your support is greatly appreciated.


There will be Bingo Games at Tidioute Firehall on Saturday, Nov. 11, with the doors opening at 1 p.m. and the games beginning at 2 p.m. Kitchen will be open for your convenience.

Bingo is sponsored by Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

Sons of American Legion

Sons of American Legion Post 0334 has changed their meetings to Sunday, November 12 at 11 a.m. at the Post

All members are encouraged to attend.

Also remember that dues are being accepted.

Veterans Day Celebration

VFW Post 8803 will hold a celebration on Saturday, November 11 at the Post home at 11 a.m. All are welcome to come.

Rep. Kathy Rapp will be the guest speaker at the services.

Veterans Social

American Legion Post 0334 will have light refreshments at the American Legion Post 0334 on Saturday, November 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.

All are welcome. Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit

Tidioute Craft Show

The Annual Craft Show at Buccardo’s in Tidioute will be on Saturday, November 18, this year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Several return vendors have booked their spots. There will be something for everyone.

To reserve your table, call Lynn at 484-7003.

Christmas Wreath Lottery Raffle

American Legion Auxiliary Unit of Post 0334 is holding a Christmas Wreath Lottery Raffle.

Tickets are available from any of the Auxiliary Unit members, at the local Post and the Tidioute Trading Post.

Cost is $2 each and the drawing will be December 16, 2017.

Free Smoke Detectors

The Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department still has several free smoke detectors, all you have to do is stop at the firehall any Thursday evening between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. or any Sunday morning from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m.

Smoke detectors were donated to the fire department by the Tidioute Lions Club.

Car Battery Collection

Tidioute Lions Club is now collecting car and truck batteries at the recycling center.

There is a pallet located near the recycling bins where you can put the batteries.

There is no charge, just drop them off with your other recycling items.

Fall Gun Raffle

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday, November 25 when the doors open at 6 p.m. and the games begin at 7 p.m.

One gun will be drawn for every 75 tickets sold.

A maximum of 750 people will be permitted, children under the age of 18 permitted with an adult only.

Must a ticket to receive a gun. Winner will be responsible for background check. If unable to pass, store credit will be given by Tall Tales Sporting Goods.

All Guns must be picked up within 30 days or they become the property of Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department.

Guns listed include: Stevens 320 Security 12 ga; Ruger 10/22 with truglo 3-9×40; T/C Compass Pkg .223; T/C Compass Pkg 30-06; Ruger American .17HMR with truglo; T/C Venture 7mm-08; Winchester SXP Turkey Hunter 12 ga.; Mossburg Patriot .270 win.; Ruger GP 100 .357 Mag. SST; and a Browning Eclipse Hunter .243

Tickets are $ 10 each and are on sale at Tidioute Trading Post, Buccardo’s Restaurant and from the local firefighters. Tickets were sponsored by Kings Building Supply.

Army/Air ForceFootball Game

Elzie E. Lynch American Legion Post 0334 will have the Army/Air Force football game on TV on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m., for those who want to watch that game. There will be pizza at halftime.

No Loitering at Library

Take notice that tIt has been brought to the attention of several Library Board members that there have been several observed behind the library after hours.

Watson Grange

Master Matt Irons presided over the recent meeting of Watson Grange with John Hollabaugh, Watson delegate along with Deanna Hollabaugh, reporting on the PA State Grange session held earlier this month in Scranton. Irons reviewed several resolutions and action was taken.

Youth Chairperson, Irons, reported on youth activities at State Session with Lindsay Shrader being selected at the Friend of the Youth for 2017. Several PA Youth will be serving in various capacities at National Grange Convention in November in Spokane, WA.

Family Activity Chairperson, Jean Hollabaugh, reported on Watson winners at State Session – those being herself Third place for a baby afghan and sticky buns; Matt Irons First Place for a miscellaneous My Favorite Anything; Deanna Hollabaugh Fourth Place for Flower Photo and Third place of Art; Miranda Irons Second Place for Wreath, Third Place for Frame and Recycled Craft and First for starting with a Cake Mix. Hollabaugh presented the certificate for her report and told of some of the contests for 2018.

Junior Leader-Kelly VanOrd reported winners at State were Gabby Lindsay Second Place for Art; Tanner Warham-Second Place for Fudge, Maddy Warham Forth Place for Fudge and Second Place for Family Photo. Caleb Lindsay and Daxter Irons both Mini Juniors received participant ribbons. Maddy attended the State Session and participated in the Junior Jamboree.

The Juniors will be sponsoring a “Surprise Dinner” on November 5 at 3 p.m. at Watson Grange. This is a fun event as well as a fund raiser Tickets are available from VanOrd, Jessica Lindsay or Karen Warham.

Upcoming events include: Auction at Pomona on Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m.; Surprise Dinner at Watson Grange on November 5 at 3 p.m.; Regular meeting at Watson, Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. with pie for refreshments; Pomona Meeting at Pomona on Saturday, November 11 at 9 a.m.; Turkey Party at Watson on Saturday, November 11 with doors opening at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m.

VFW Halloween Costume Winners

Costume Winners were: First-place Voodoo Witch and Doll ( Andrea Reed and Jessi Nuttall); second-place winner was Richard Simmons, (Andy Spencer); and third-place winner was Cousin Eddie from National Lampoons Vacation (Devin Kagle).

Upcoming events:

Nov. 8 TCCS Board of Trustees at 7:30 p.m.

9 Past Commanders Dinner

No drawing at VFW

10 Tying the Greens at borough garage at 7 p.m.

11 Veterans Day Ceremony at VFW Post 8803 at 11 a.m.

Ham Dinner at Presbyterian Church 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bingo at Tidioute Firehall doors open at 1 p.m. games at 2 p.m.

Turkey Party at Watson Grange 7 p.m.

12 Hanging the Greens

Sons of American Legion meeting at 11 a.m.