Class of 2010
Tidioute Community Charter School held graduation ceremonies for 34 seniors at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4.
The gymnasium was packed with standing room only as family and friends watched as the Class of 2010 marched into the room to receive their diplomas and some special awards.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Pictured are Pam Bova, manager of Northwest Savings Bank in Tidioute, and John Hanna. With back to camera is Betty Marshall, member of the Tidioute Lions, who helped the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Best Public Relations
District Deputy 85 Charles Mahood presents Gary Koech, FS, accepting for the council, with the PA State Council award for the best Public Relations Council in the State of PA, Division I. Koech also received a certificate from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council for recruitment of 50 new members.
Class officers were Mariah Wolford, president; Sasha Lewis, vice president; Katelyn Mack, secretary; Annalise Sonney, treasurer Annalise Sonney, valedictorian; DJ Simons, salutatorian; Mariah Wolford, historian. Class colors were orange and black, class flower, tigerlily and class advisor, Mikael Wismar.
The school band played for the processional and recessional, members of the senior high choir sang, "I Will Remember You", the address to the seniors and their families was given by former Tidioute graduate and now athletic director Trustin McDonald.
Special awards were presented as follows: TCCS Endowment Fund Scholarship went to Sasha Lewis, Katelyn Mack, Karissa McKown, Eric Moore, Annalise Sonney, and Mariah Wolford, presented by Ronnie Weller, vice president of the board. The Red Cross Scholarship went to Karissa McKown and Mariah Wolford, Jim Latimer Memorial Scholarship from PSCFT went to Mariah Wolford, Lions Club Scholarship, Karissa McKown, William Shields Memorial Scholarship, Sasha Lewis and Mitch Kist, Dennis "Shipwreck" Kelly Memorial Athletic Award, Karissa McKown and Mitch Kist, VFW Citizenship Award, Katelyn Mack and DJ Simons, VFW Pequignot-Yeager Post 8803 Scholarship, Mariah Wolford, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 8803 Scholarship, Katelyn Mack and DJ Simons, George R. Harrington Sr. Music Memorial Award, Erica Bush, Warren County History Award, Mariah Wolford, and the Association of the College Woman Grant went to Mariah Wolford.
Ushers were Matthew Brown, Ally Konkle, and Shaun Sitterly with greeters Carly Lester, Patricia Shields, and Cassie York all serving as the 11th grade representatives.
Each graduate received their diploma, a special certificate and a tigerlily prior to the closing of the ceremony with everyone singing the alma mater.
Knights Of Columbus
Council of the Saints 9304 celebrating 128 years of faith in action.
New officers for the Council of the Saints 9304 of Tidioute for the fraternal year July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 are Grand Knight, Howard Klingenberg; Chaplain, Fr. Czarkowski; Deputy Grand Knight, Daniel McLaughlin; Chancellor, Robert Schwab; Recorder, James Kristobak; and Treasurer, Michael Heenan.
Other officers named are Financial Secretary, Gary Koech; Advocate, Robert Sofranko; Warder, Michael Sofranko; and Guards, James Horwood and Gerald Svitek. Trustees are James Carothers, Thomas J. Heenan and Patrick Heenan; Lecturer, Chris Roofner.
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, member, family service organization. Last year they raised and donated over $150 million and volunteered over 68.7 million volunteer hours for benevolent and charitable causes.
Also at their meeting District Deputy 85 Charles Mahood presented Gary Koech, FS, who accepted for the council, with the PA State Council award for the best Public Relations Council in the State of PA, Division 1.
Jerry Svitek, OG, presented Gary Koech with a certificate from the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council for recruitment of 50 new members.
Tidioute Lions Club member Pam Bova presented this year's $3,000 scholarship to Tidioute Community Charter School graduate Karissa McKown, daughter of Jay and Annette McKown of Tidioute.
Karissa plans to attend Edinboro University majoring in early childhood education. Some of Karissa's accomplishments while attending TCCS were president of the Student Council, co-editor of the yearbook, president of SADD, Venture Crew member, Academic Bowl, Envirothon and Drama Club. She participated in choir and organized and ran the blood drives that were held at the school. Karissa tool college classes that were offered at TCCS and was a members of the National Honor Society. She played volleyball, basketball and softball.
Karissa won this award by writing an anonymous essay. Only the guidance counselor knew who the four entrants were and advised the Lions of the winner after the judging was complete.
Ladies Auxiliary Dinner
All auxiliary members in good standing are cordially invited to attend the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW 8803's end of the year dinner on June 28 at the Tippy Canoe.
Sign-up sheet is behind the bar. A refundable deposit of $10 is due at time of sign-up. There is a deadline to sign up of June 20, so be sure to sign up early.
For more information, contact chairperson Jackie Edmiston.
Jean Hollabaugh presided over the recent meeting of the Watson Grange due to the absence of the Master and Overseer.
Reports included the finishing the cleanup at Lenhart Cemetery and replacement of flags on veterans graves, work on the quilt block sign for the front of the Grange hall and also on the Christmas ornaments to be used at the National Grange session in North Carolina in November.
Junior Grangers are working on their crafts and plans for their booth at the Warren County Fair and will meet again on June 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming meetings will include: regular monthly meeting on June 10 at 7:30 p.m. with dairy products for lunch in observance of Dairy Month; Christmas Ornament workbee at 6 p.m. on June 24 with the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Election of officers will be held on Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall located on Rt. 337.
Fran Stoneburg, recreation chairperson of Tidioute Borough, said applications for the summer playground supervisor position must be obtained and returned to the Warren County Commissioners' office in the court house.
Contrary to previous years, the borough officials will not be choosing the supervisor this year.
All inquiries should be made to the secretary at the commissioners' office.
W. W. II Veterans
During the Memorial Day Parade it was noted that Tidioute had four veterans who served in W.W. II and they participated in the festivities.
Men who served in W. W. II are William F. Brown, and William Konkle, who both marched in the parade, and Leo Stec, George Jones and Rev. G. Donald McAfoose were at the VFW to meet friends and families.
Also there were approximately 50 veterans in the parade and 12 Ladies Auxiliary members who marched in the parade.
Tidioute Senior Center
During May those attending the Tidioute Senior Center were entertained by Tidioute Community Charter School Chorus under the direction of Floyd Moore.
The women present received a potted flower from the Senior Center and candy from the kitchen crew. All present enjoyed a dinner with a extra dessert provided by Martha Walters.
On May 10 their program was Medicare "Unison Bingo" by Marlia Coates, community outreach and education specialist, who was accompanied by Lynn Espin. Winners were Sue Rondinelli and Charlotte Sheckler, each received insulated cooler bags as prizes.
On the second Tuesday they had their blood pressures taken.
Salvation Army Kitchen Band directed by Mary Lou Watts provided entertainment by playing many old familiar tunes. This was followed by dipping fruits, chips, pretzels etc. in the chocolate fondue fountain.
They also had a bountiful tureen dinner.
Wendy Wilkens from Market Street Hearing Aid Center conducted hearing tests on those who wanted to participate. Wilkens was accompanied by Lynn Espin. Testing started at 10 a.m. and ran till noon then from 12:30 till 1:30 p.m.
Terri Hoisington had a taste testing on June 1 with samples of jams from Country Kettles Jams.
Sue Himes spoke on the Senior Games that will be held on Wednesday at Betts Park and Jody Middleton was looking for candidates for "Ms Senior Warren/Forest County".
Applications were distributed for anyone that might be interested in applying.
A representative of Second Harvest will be at St. John Center to take applications for those who qualified to receive the food. The hours will be from 10 to 12 on Thursday, June 10.
The Farmers Market vouchers will be given out on Monday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Quantities are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.
There are four seats remaining on the bus trip to Cambridge Springs for the Medieval Feast on Oct. 3 at the Riverside Inn. Call Marian Dashner at 484-3529 if interested.
Also, Marian is starting a waiting list for their trip to see the elk at Benezette on Sept. 29.
Tidioute Lions Club member Pam Bova, who is also manager at Northwest Savings Bank in Tidioute, organized the distribution of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest PA mobile pantry on Saturday, June 5 at the Tidioute Firehall.
The produce is donated from retailers, producers and farmers.
The truck holds 5,000 to 6,000 pounds of food which was distributed to approximately 50 families on a first come, first serve basis.
Items include canned goods, health and beauty aids, produce, cereal, bread, sweets, juices, pop, and sometimes frozen vegetables.
This activity will take place every other month as long as food is available.
Bova was supported by employees of the food bank, members of the Tidioute Lions Club, employees of Northwest Savings Bank, members of the community and friends.
VFW Monthly Meeting
Members of VFW Post 8803 will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, June 13 at 9 a.m. which will be a breakfast meeting.
Breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m.
VFW Golf Scramble
Saturday, June 5 was the annual golf tournament for VFW Post 8803 and the winners are as follows.
First Place Scratch Team: Dick Brown, Don McGuire, Dave Foyer, and Curt Anderson.
First Place Handicap Team: Jack Shields, Ken Williams, Eb Kinter, and Tom McGraw.
Longest Drive on Fairway: Hole 1 male was Anthony Snyder.
Longest Drive on Fairway: Hole 10 female was Amanda Shields.
Closest to pin tee shot: Hole 7 female was Sue Shields.
Closest to pin second shot: Hole 13 male was Chuck McGregor.
Closest to pin second shot: Hole 18 female was Amanda Shields and male was Tim Stec.
Next year's tentative date is June 4.
Those who are receiving the Salvation Army Food Distribution will be receiving their distribution on Monday, June 28 at the Tidioute Towers.
June 10 SWCMA meeting at 7 p.m Tidioute Towers
14 Tidioute Borough Council at 7 p.m. at Tidioute Towers