By LINDA SCOTT
Senior Center Menu
Bass tournament winners
Standing left to right are first-place winners Rob Genter and Kit Pascarella, second-place winners George DeFrehn and Brain Leap, third-place Darren Potts and Dave Manross, top adult/youth Terry Miller and daughter Tara and kneeling is the top couple Greg and Julie Kozora. There were 80 participants, 141 fish with at total weight of 326.06 pounds.
Children made fleece tote bags during the Summer Reading Program at Tidioute Library. Front row includes Marlee Nuttall, Paige Beck, Sarah Sabella, Andreya Curtin; back row Grace Sabella, Kelsey Nuttall, Lilly Sabella and Lexis Drukenbrod.
Toddlers who participated in the Summer Reading Program made glow-in-the-dark hangers. Pictured are Hannah Nicholson, Lydia Nicholson, in front and George Sabella and Tim Sabella in back.
Thursday, Sept.13 will be fish and macaroni and cheese, dessert and beverages.
Monday, Sept.17 will be bacon cheeseburgers and french fries, dessert and beverages.
Tuesday, Sept. 18 will be ham and scalloped potatoes, dessert and beverages.
Thursday, Sept. 20 will be chicken tender subs, dessert and beverages.
Ladies Guild members of St. John Church will meet on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Center.
All members are urged to attend and bring another member with you.
Watson Grange members will hold their regular meeting at the Grange hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.
Bulldog Golf Scramble
The Bulldog Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. at the River Ridge Golf Course.
This event is presented by Polly's Market of Tidioute.
Cost is $200 per team or $50 per person.
This will include 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, all beverages will be provided along with hotdogs on the turn, and a picnic and prizes following the event.
Must be 21 year of age and proof of ID is required.
Once again the One Pitch Tournament will be held in Tidioute. Date is Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Tidioute ballfield across from the firehall.
For more information, contact Mike Buccardo at 779-1274.
Miss Tidioute Pageant
Miss Tidioute Pageant will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Tidioute Community Charter School.
The public is invited to attend and show your support of the pageant and the contestants.
What a bargain it is to buy the presale carnival ride tickets to this year's carnival during the Fishing Tournament weekend of Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30.
Presale carnival tickets are on sale now at Tidioute Trading Post, Polly's ShurSave Market and Buccardo's Restaurant.
Cost is 30 tickets for only $20 and you have a chance to win a bicycle.
If you wait till the carnival starts and pay at the gate the tickets will cost $1.75 each and you will need more than one ticket were ride.
So you will get the most bang for your buck by buying presale tickets.
Carnival Trowver of Gibsonton, Fla., will provide the rides and some concession stands. The carnival will open at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday.
Tidioute Library committee and librarian congratulate Grace Sabella for reading the most hours during this year's Summer Reading Program.
The kindergarten through sixth grade participants recorded the hours they spent reading and constructed fleece tote bags and tie dyed tees, while the toddlers made owl puppets and glow in the dark door hangers.
They thank all the participants and volunteers who helped make the program a success.
Wow! is the first word used to describe the 16th Annual Glenn McKown Memorial Bass Tournament held on Saturday in Tidioute.
Mother Nature was pretty cruel to the 80 participants of this catch and release event.
The fishing day started out with thunder and lighting, pouring down rain and wind.
Many of the teams got a later than the 7 a.m. start because of the weather. As the day progressed it did however improve and the fish really "turned on" as the fisherman term it.
Tournament director Deb Genter had her work cut out for her at the scales. She stated, "I haven't seen this size of fish brought to the scales in a while, my arms got tired lifting the bags."
Total weight for the 141 fish brought in was 326.06 pounds which is at least 33 pounds over last year's weight. Last year 142 fish were brought in but only weighed 292.72 pounds.
First place was captured by the team of Rob Genter and Kit Pascarella, both of Tidioute, with their six fish weighing in at 20.76 pounds. They also won the Lunker award for their one fish weighing 5.15 pounds. When asked where they caught their fish, their response was north of the bridge, everyone knows that a good fisherman never gives up their spots.
In second place was the team of George DeFrehn of Harrisburg, Pa., and Brian Leap of Baltimore, Md., They are no strangers to the river and this event. Their six fish from the Tionesta area weighed in at 18.07 pounds.
Third place went to Darren Potts of East Hickory and Dave Manross of Tidioute with their total weight of 16.53 pounds. An example of how bad the weather was, Darren's first catch of the day was his wife, Melissa, who met him at the dock with dry clothes.
Fourth place went to the team of John Ringel of Titusville and Eric Heil of Oil City, who brought in a total weight of 16.53 pounds.
Rounding out the top five teams and in fifth place was Walt Stover of Corry and Eric Marsh of Conneaut Lake, whose total weight was 15.91 pounds.
Sixth place was Wade Adams and Mark Hughes with 15.78 pounds. Seventh place was Bob Stephens and Randy Adams with 15.45 pounds. Eighth place was Scott and Curtis Lewis with 14.69 pounds. Ninth place was Derek Rapp and Max Anderson with 14.58 pounds. Tenth place was Gary Hall and Dick Dailey with 14. 57 pounds.
Top Couple winners were Greg and Julie Kozora of Cabot with six fish that weighed 14.43 pounds and the Top Adult/Youth team was Terry Miller and his daughter Tara of Tionesta, bringing in six fish with a total weight of 12.76 pounds.
There were six adult/youth teams and five couples teams competing along with 29 two-man teams.
A large crowd gathered to watch the weight-in with the 50/50 raffle being won by Les Lindemuth of Tidioute and wooden fishing sign was won by Melissa Potts of East Hickory.
The free entry was won by the team of DeFrehan and Leap for the 2013 event that will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7.
There were 21 limits of six fish brought in.
The McKown Memorial Tournament is always held the first Saturday after Labor Day and is an artificial bait only catch and release bass tournament.
Anyone is welcome to participate and those wishing to enter may contact Deb Genter, director, at 484-7407.
Daisy and Brownie Scouts will be holding their meetings on Tuesdays right after school until 4:30 p.m. at the Tidioute First United Methodist Church.
Juniors meetings will be held on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p. m. at the Tidioute First United Methodist Church also.
Anyone interested in joining can come to any meeting.
It's never to late to join the Girl Scouts.
Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee announces the winner of the 50/50 raffle held on Labor Day weekend was Monica Morgan of Tidioute.
Knights of Columbus of St. John Church in Tidioute is holding a Sports Raffle and Sport Knife Raffle.
If you need tickets contact any member of the Knights of Columbus or call Jerry Svitek at 484-7218.
Local fire departments are invited to participate in the Tidioute Parade on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. sharp, rain or shine.
All fire equipment will meet at the firehall and proceed to the parade route as their number comes up.
Trophies are being awarded for Best Pumper, Best Tanker, Best Rescue, Best Brush Truck, Best Ambulance and for the department who has traveled the furthest distance to get to Tidioute.
You can register the day of the parade from 9 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. in front of the firehall, or call John Brown at 730-5646 or Nathan Brown at 730-6283.
The Junior Champion Angler will be crowned on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m.
This tournament is for those who are ages 10 to 15 years old. Boys and girls can both enter.
A $50 US Savings Bond for the winner is being donated by Jim and Betty Marshall.
Trophies are donated by the George Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament committee and the Jones family.
A fishing derby will be held for the children ages three to ten, girls and boys, on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. at Benner Park from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m.
The winner will receive a new bicycle and several other prizes.
This is a community event and is sponsored by Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament and the Tidioute Lions Club.
There will be an auction on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Tidioute Firehall.
Doors will open at 2 p.m. and the auction will begin at 3 p.m.
There will be produce, toys, tools, Christmas items and many more items to choose from.
Proceeds benefit the PSCFT.
Grand Prize Drawings
Grand prize drawings this year for the 53rd Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament will be a 42-inch flat screen TV for the first place drawing and the second place drawing winner will receive one pack of 60 instant $5 PA Lottery tickets.
These tickets are on sale for a donation of $1 at Tidioute Trading Post and Buccardo's Restaurant or from tournament committee members.
Drawing will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30. Winners need not be present to win.
Flu Shot Clinic
On Thursday, Oct. 11 there will be seasonal flu immunization clinic at the Tidioute Senior Center from 10 a.m to noon.
Cost is $32 for self pay, those who have a Medicare card be sure to bring it with you at the time of your appointment.
To make an appointment, call the senior center at 484-3020 and set an appointment. This will assure them that they have brought enough vaccine.
13 Ladies Guild at 7:00
Watson Grange at 7:30 p.m.
15 Bulldog Golf Scramble at 9 a.m.
Second Harvest Food Bank at 10 a.m.
15-16 One Pitch Tournament