By LINDA SCOTT
Veterans enjoy reenactment
Back row is Paul Hannold, Richard Downey, Bruce Ziegler, William Caputo, Harry McCracken, Dominic Perry, Walter Langford, and Harold Wilson. Front Row is Tom Anthony, George Yochum. All except Anthony served in W. W. II, Anthony was in Germany in 1964.
Engaged in Battle
age 94, served
after Pearl Harbor
Slip and Slide
Those attending the Supervised Summer Playground enjoyed a day on the Slip and Slide. This is the last week for the playground this year.
Members of the Presbyterian Women's Association will meet on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m.
All members are urged to attend.
Senior Center Menu
On Thursday they will be serving breakfast.
Monday, Aug. 15 will be soup and sandwich with cake for dessert.
Tuesday, Aug. 16 will be BBQ chicken, macaroni salad, dessert.
Thursday, Aug.18 will be the picnic at Martha Walters on McCauley Hill Road at noon.
6th Annual Dice Run
Motorcyclist and people who want to help others will gather on Saturday, Aug. 13, for the Sixth Annual Thunder In The Hoot Dice Run that will begin with registration from 10 a.m. till noon at the Tidioute Community Charter School, 241 Main St.
There is a cost of $10 per motorcycle and an additional cost of $10 for an additional rider.
If you do not have a motorcycle, you can register and drive your car around the route.
A beautiful scenic route has been laid out which will include The Hickory Nut in East Hickory which will be the first stop, followed by Cougar Bob's in Kelletville, Shaw House in Sheffield, JT's/Counts in Warren, Hog Haven in Youngsville, Clearview at the intersection of Route 27 and Tidioute Creek Road, and ending at the Hotel in Tidioute.
At each stop participants will roll the dice and their score will be recorded and the one with the highest and lowest rolls will receive prizes.
Also at the Hotel there will be a live band, Lock and Load, will play from 6 till 10 p.m., food and door prizes for those in attendance.
T-shirts and tank tops are on sale for $20 each in sizes of small, medium, large and extra large. Any larger sizes, XXL, XXXL will have an additional cost.
To order your shirt, call any of the committee members, Suzanne Higgins at 730-2136, Maureen McAfoose at 484-3820 or Marlene Higgins at 814-779-5589.
For more information and details, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.co/thunderinthehoot.
Senior Center Picnic
Tidioute Senior Center attendees will be holding a picnic on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the home of Martha and Carl Walters located on McCauley Hill Road.
Bring a dish to share if you like.
No meals will be served at the center that day, only the Meals on Wheels will be made and delivered.
Tidioute Pubic Library hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, noon till 7 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.
Reenactment a Success
With more than 200 reenactors and 3,000-plus spectators, the streets of Tidioute were buzzing on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Reenactors ranged in age from 16 to over the age of 70 dressed in uniforms representing both the American and German forces.
Action began at 3 p.m. in the area near the Tidioute Towers where the families, (reenactors), fled from their homes. Women and children packed what they could in a hurry in suitcase and small wagons followed by the soldiers who reached the bridge in retreat and tried to blow it up. However, the explosives that they were trying to use at that time were not good ones, sort of a less powerful type. Thus, they did not do the job they had hoped for.
Shots rang out indicating the battle had begun and this battle shows more than just entertainment. You experience what it must have been like to be there as you feel the earth shake and see and hear the gun fire. Shell casings flying all around as the blanks are being fired.
Most reenactors and spectators had a father or grandfather who fought in this war and there are still a few veterans who actually fought in this war who are still with us today, some of who live here in Tidioute.
Members of the 99th Infantry Division 393rd Regiment Easy Co portrayed these men who fought so bravely for our country.
Harold Wilson, an actual member of the 99th Infantry Division, who served in Germany was present at Saturday's reenactment. Also, 94-year-old Jerome Meisel who served after the attack on Pearl Harbor was present on Saturday.
This battle represents a very important victory for America and a vital turning point in the war.
The Bridge at Remagen was a very important bridge as it was the only bridge across the Rhine River that was captured by American forces during the war. This capture allowed the Allies to establish a bridgehead across the Rhine, marking an important victory.
In a effort to destroy the bridge and stopping the Allied advancement, German forces launched a counter attack that led to a more than week-long battle that left soldiers from both sides scattered along the front lines.
Reenactors came from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.
Authentic equipment and military vehicles were used by both the American and German forces.
Cartwright fireworks of Franklin, Pa., provided the pyrotechnics which helped to make this battle more realistic.
Reenactor Dave Sawdey of Ashtabula County, Ohio, has been part of this reenactment group for eight years and stated that he would not turn back. He shared information his mother had obtained about his family's history in fighting in the different wars United States has been involved in. These include a family member stationed in Bosnia, a family member was in Desert Storm, Cuba Missile Crisis, Vietnam, a cousin in W. W. II, two family members in the Civil War on the Union side, one in the Revolutionary War and family in the 83rd INR Recon.
A big "thank you" is extended to the reenactors, the committee members who worked hard on setting all this up, VFW Post 8803 and their Ladies Auxiliary, Tidioute Borough, Limestone Township Supervisors, businesses and property owners, Warren County Fire Police and all the volunteers and others who had a part in this event. A big thank you to those who mowed and cleared the field between Routes 62 and 337 where the battle ended. Also, thank you to those who donated bottles of water and to those who actually handed out water to the reenactors as they traveled up Route 62 and crossed the bridge to prepare for the battle.
Kick Ball Tournament
Supervised Summer Playground will be holding a Kick Ball Tournament on Thursday, Aug, 11, at the playground at Tidioute Community Charter School.
This is the last week for the playground this year.
Supervisor Jessica Shaw would like to thank all those who came and participated, and she hopes to see everyone next summer.
There are still some W. W. II Reenactment t-shirts for sale at Tidioute Hardware for $10 each. Proceeds will be split between the reenactment committee for expenses and the Tidioute Little League/Tidioute Recreation committee.
T-shirts can be purchased at Tidioute Hardware.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary members have several commemorative buttons left for sale for $1 each and they can be purchased at the Tidioute Hardware.
Tidioute Playground at Tidioute Community Charter School is now complete.
A special ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m.
Special thanks goes out to all the contributors and the volunteers who worked really hard to raise the funds for this project.
Work was completed by D & C Recreation of Gary, Ind.
Anyone wishing to join the Tidioute Fire Department Auxiliary should contact Helen Williams at 730-2893.
Williams is currently taking names of whose who would to become a member.
Once there is enough names to make of an auxiliary a mutual meeting date will be determined.
Only requirement is that you be 18 years of age or older.
If there is enough interest for ages 14 to 17, a junior auxiliary will be formed.
Bulldog Golf Scramble
The second annual Bulldog Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at River Ridge Golf course.
Presented for the second year by Polly's Market and all proceeds benefit the Tidioute Community Charter School basketball team.
A cost of $180 per team/$45 per person.
This will be 18 holes with a golf cart.
All beverages will be provided along with hot dogs on the turn.
A picnic and prizes will follow the event.
This is limited to 15 teams. You must be at least 21 years of age, with proof being required.
To register a team contact Ryan Guerra or Trustin McDonald at Tidioute Community Charter School at 484-3550.
PSCFT Parade committee is still accepting entries for this year's parade which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at noon, rain or shine.
Contact Monica Morgan at 484-0244 or Sheryl Hulings at 484-7592 for more information.
Brooms For Sale
Tidioute Lions Club has about 16 brooms left for sale.
To purchase a broom/brooms, contact Carmen Fedele or Daisy McDonald at 484-7758.
Plans are underway for the 15th Annual Glenn McKown Memorial Bass Tournament.
This event will be held on Saturday, Sept.10, from the hours of 7 a.m. till 3 p.m. you must be into the scales by 4 p.m. No exceptions.
Allowed waters are from Kinzua tail waters down to President Boat Launch.
You can only use artificial baits for smallmouth bass and there is a limit of six fish per boat and all fish must be brought to the scales in a water filled container.
Weigh-in will be held at the Tidioute Boat Launch.
This is a team event with a fee of $30 per boat with an optional lunker fee of $5.
Teams consist of two-man, couple or adult/youth (under age 16).
There will be a participants picnic planned for after the weigh-in to celebrate the anniversary.
Information has been mailed to past fishermen; get your applications returned to Deb Genter as soon as possible.
For more information, contact tournament director Genter at 484-7407.
Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee will be holding a Turkey Party on Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Tidioute Fire Hall.
Door open at 6:30 p.m. and the games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Committee members will be collecting door prizes from local businesses.
Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8803 will be conducting its White Elephant Auction at the annual picnic to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Auctioneer to be announced.
All items for the auction will be greatly appreciated. Wrap all items in the wrapping of your choice.
Either bring items to the picnic or leave items at the Post Home before Aug. 20.
"Experience The Current" on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Tidioute First United Church.
Sharing God's Love with modern worship and by building genuine Christ centered friendship.
"Let us help you set aside what you think "Church" is as we open our hearts and our doors to our community".
Mayor Pam McLaughlin has asked that anyone who has posted any signs on utility poles or trees in the borough to remove them. It is against the law to put signs on any utility pole. Also when your event is over, take down all posters.
Borough Manager Walt Snavley reported he is preparing plans for bids for solid waste pickup.
Just a reminder of trying to conserve water. Cut back on watering gardens and washing vehicles.
Grading was done on McCauley Hill Road.
The Reenactment committee commented that they felt everything went really well. Lee Lindemuth did a great job with all the announcing prior to the battle. Several business owners reporting they were quite busy and all went well.
Bob Williams was present representing Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department on the issue of a new truck. A public meeting will be set up so that both the fire department and the borough council can discuss this as a whole.
Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation towards the expenses for the reenactment may do so by sending it to Tidioute Borough, 174 Main St., Suite 1, Tidioute, Pa. 16351.
Bills were approved for payment and the treasurer's report was accepted.
11Presbyterian Women's Association 10 a.m. at the church
Kickball tournament at playground
SWCMA at 7 p.m.
13 Thunder In Hoot-Dice Run TCCS 10 a.m.
17 Playground Dedication/Ribbon cutting at 11 a.m.
Bingo at Firehall
Watson Township meeting at 7 p.m
18 Senior Center Picnic 12 noon at Martha Walter's home