Knights of Columbus
The St John Knights of Columbus will hold their monthly general meeting this Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Center.
Members are encouraged to a attend and to pick up their 2011 membership cards at this meeting.
Students in the Presbyterian Church Country Pre-School walked to the Tidioute Senior Center for their Halloween Parade. Pictured are students Katelyn Hart, Shyle Dealhousen, Cole McCauley, Marlee Nuttall, Michell Finfrock, Malaina Henderson, Brylynn Nicholson, Logan Sabella, Madison Hittie. The teacher is Heather Henderson.
Frank and Roxanne Pagley of the Tippy Canoe Inn donated the money collected from the Wishing Well outside the business to the Tidioute Unit of the Salvation Army.
The total proceed collected from the well was $71 and presented to Linda Scott, unit chairperson. The funds will stay in Tidioute to help those in need.
Two members of the Watson Grange were honored at the recent convention of the PA State Grange in West Middlesex.
Miranda Irons was elected Lady Assistant Steward of the PA State Grange and Kelly VanOrd was appointed Director of the Deaf and Community Services department by newly elected Master/President Carl Meiss. The announcements were made at the recent meeting of Watson Grange presided over by Master Bob Hollabaugh.
Junior Advisor Kelly VanOrd announced the following local winners at the State Session: Family Activities Department-Afghan-Jean Hollabaugh, first place; Lectures department-People Photo-Deanna Hollabaugh-fourth place and Scenery-John Hollabaugh-third place; Wood Working-Steve Nelson of Brokenstraw Grange-First and was chosen to go to National Grange; Juniors: Cassie Hollabaugh fourth place, Jacob Bailey third place, Scarecrow-Cassie Hollabaugh-second place, Jacob Bailey-third place, Stephanie Burris second place in the older age group. Recycled Craft-Jacob Bailey- first place, Host County project- Stephanie Burris-first; Creative writing-Stephanie Burris-first; Cookies-Stephanie Burris-fourth. Braden Thomson received a participant ribbon as well as a bag of goodies for a rattle in the pre Junior Granger division.
There are now 22 Granges in Pennsylvania with the Heritage Quilt Block on their buildings. A sign was received which will be placed on the front of Watson Grange along with their quilt block. It was noted that Watson Grange was the only one that did an entire quilt.
State Grange has a lottery calendar available for the months of March through August 2011. Contact Miranda Irons or Kelly VanOrd if interested.
A new State Grange Cookbook is available at a cost of $18 each and may be purchased through any Watson Grange member.
Amanda Burris was installed as Lady Assistant Steward by Master Hollabaugh.
Glass is being collected for the Dime Pitch which is held at the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament next September. Donations are appreciated; contact John Hollabaugh.
Upcoming Grange events: regular meeting Nov. 11 with the quarterly birthday dinner at 6:30 p.m.; Watson-Forest Pomona at Grange building on Warren County Fair Grounds on Nov. 13 at 9 a.m.; Family Turkey Party at Watson Grange on Nov. 13 with doors open a 6 p.m.; Annual Harvest Dinner at Watson on Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.
Senior Center Menu
Monday, Nov. 8 will be bacon cheeseburgers, potatoes and dessert.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 will be Thanksgiving dinner; call the center at 484-3020 for details and to sign up.
Thursday, Nov.11 will be closed due to Veterans Day.
St John Ladies Guild will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at St John Center.
Plans for the holiday and bring a friend.
Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Committee members will hold a Christmas Auction on Saturday, Dec.4 at the Tidioute Firehall.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Auction starts at 6:30.
Items up for auction will include Christmas items, knick-knacks, knives, cheese and pepperoni and much more.
For more information, contact Helen Williams at 730-2893 or Russell Glenn at 494-3822.
Fire Department News
Members of the Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a work bee on Nov. 14 at 9 a.m.
Christmas lights will be hung in the business district on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 8 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 23 will be the monthly meeting, note the change in dates, time is at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27 will be the Annual Fall Gun Raffle. Tickets are available for $10 each at local businesses and from the members of the fire department.
The regular meeting for VFW Post 8803, 93 Main St.,will be held on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 9 a.m. followed by the Servicemen's Home Corporation meeting.
No Church Service
There will be no church services on Sunday, Nov.7 for Tidioute First United Methodist Church goers.
Join them for their joint services in Tionesta at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church on Elm St.
District Superintendent Thomas Strandburg will lead in the worship.
Students at the Presbyterian Country Church preschool walked to the Tidioute Senior Center on Thursday to visit with the members of the center.
Treats were shared and the members enjoyed the children.
Those who went to the senior center included Katelyn Hart, Shyle Dealhousen, Cole McCauley, Marlee Nuttall, Mitchell Finefrock, Malaina Henderson, Brylynn Nicholson, Logan Sabella, and Madison Hittie.
Members of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary send a big "Thank You" to all for the donations and help in filling the treat bags.
There were 200 treat bags handed out on Saturday evening by 6:45 p.m. to all the children who stopped by in a costume.
VFW Costume Winners
Winners on Saturday night for the costume contest were: First Diane Rondinelli, Sarah McLaughlin, Tim McLaughlin, Sheila McAllister, Linda Graves, Lori McLaughlin, Terry Cotterman, Janet Anderson and Connie Cotterman; second Roy Miller; third Sue Shields, Pat Bowles, Ed Pennington and Denise Meyers.
Collections For Troops
With the holiday season just around the corner, the National Honor Society at Tidioute Community Charter School for elementary and high school have joined forces to collect items that will be given to the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 8803 to be shipped to U.S. military troops overseas.
Grades K-4 through sixth grade will be collecting certain items per classroom.
K-4 is collecting cracker packs, body wash and shampoo. K-5 is collecting granola bars and chap stick. Grade One is hard candy, gum, toothpaste and tooth brushes. Grade Two is collecting fruit snacks and Q-tips, Grade Three is collecting cereal bars, body wash and shampoo. Grade four powered drink mix, tooth brushes and toothpaste. Grade Five beef jerky, Slim Jims, and cotton balls. Sixth Grade dry soups, body wash and shampoo.
You are welcome to send in your donations to a specific classroom anytime now and it must be there at TCCS before Tuesday, Nov. 23. The class that brings in the most of these specific items will be treated to an ice cream party sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 8803.
Doris Svitek of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary is in charge of this collection.
A collection box is also located at the Tidioute Senior Center in St John Center.
Tidioute History Day
Tidioute Community Charter School will be holding a History and Health day on Friday, Nov. 5.
This day-long event is free and open to the public. The following is a schedule of events.
Local authors John Young and John Ferry will be on hand to discuss their books on local content throughout the day.
A Civil War Encampment will be stationed at the Tidioute Community Charter School from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with live demonstrations throughout the day.
Individual classrooms will have project on display throughout the school from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
School Health Assembly will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m., held by the students at TCCS which will cover a variety of health issues including: STDs and pregnancy, mental health, alcohol and drugs, dental health, BMIs and physical fitness, bullying and personal hygiene. A student demonstration on the effects of smoking will be presented and a representative from the Area Agency on Aging will be available to answer questions.
Tidioute Town Tours will be lead by students explaining the history of Tidioute from 5 to 7 p.m.
Free glaucoma pressure testing will be conducted by Dr. Jenkins of Community Eye Care Specialists from 5 to 7 p.m. Dr. Jenkins will also have eye care pamphlets and information for anyone who would like to have the information and she will be willing to answer any questions you might have.
There is no school for Tidioute Community Charter School student on Monday, Nov. 8 due to the Parent Teacher Conference Day set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parents may call the school at 484-3550 to schedule an appointment.
Christmas Basket Raffle
Tidioute Community Charter School students on the Student Activity Committee are raffling off a holiday theme basket at the TCCS Christmas Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 15.
The basket will be moved around town and be on display at local business where you will be able to purchase tickets.
All proceeds from this raffle will go toward student field trips and activities at Tidioute Community Charter School.
The Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank of Northern Pennsylvania. which is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Warren County. stopped at the Tidioute Firehall in October.
The site was sponsored by the Tidioute Lions Club and this project serves 50 families on a first come first serve basis.
The next anticipated date for delivery is Nov. 20.
Senior Class Project
Members of the senior class at Tidioute Community Charter School are taking orders for pumpkin rolls until Nov. 5.
Cost is $8 per roll and delivery will be on Nov. 23 just in time for Thanksgiving.
To place an order, contact any member of the senior class or call the school at 484-3550.
5 Tidioute History Day at TCCS
8 Borough Council at 7 p.m. Tidioute Towers
11 Veteran's Day Services at 11 a.m.
SWCMA meeting at 7 p.m. Tidioute Towers
13 Turkey Party at Watson Grange doors open at 6 p.m.
Hunter Safety class
The sixth grade class at TCCS recently completed its Hunters Safety Certification. The class was taught by Hunter's Education Instructor Jim Marshall along with the help of Deputy Sarver and Wildlife Conservation Officer Daugherty. All of the students passed their Hunter's Safety and Tappers test with a 90 percent or higher.
The TCCS Concert Choir recently sang for the Soldiers and Sailors at their annual VFW luncheon on Oct. 19. This was the fourth year that the choir has sung at the event. Floyd Moore is the choral director.
Upcoming Concert Choir performances are Nov. 11, 9 a.m. Veteran's Day Assembly at school; Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. Christmas Concert; May 19, 6:30 p.m. Spring Concert; and June 3, TCCS graduation.