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Faith Chapel United Methodist Church will have its “Bargains and Blessings” Community store open tomorrow, August 6, at the church from 9 a.m. to noon.

Typically, items are transported around the community in a large trailer, but as this is the last event of the summer, all items will be available for purchase at the church located at 551 Hunter Run Road, Howard. You will exit Route 150 near Bald Eagle State Park.

There is an abundance of quality clothing, shoes and accessories that the store and church volunteers would like to sell. There are more than 20 clothes racks and six clothing tables that will be offered at reduced prices. Fill a bag for just $5 during this sale.

The thrift store is open to everyone, regardless of income.

Take the stress out of back to school by visiting the Bargains & Blessings Community Store at Faith Chapel Church tomorrow morning. Items range in size from infants to 3X.

All proceeds from Bargains & Blessings benefit local community and awareness.


It’s time for (Jimmy & Teri) Holsinger’s Automotive Repair’s annual Hot Rod Poker Run again and this year the proceeds will go to a little boy named Colton and his family who live in Bellefonte.

The Poker Run will take place on August 6 at the Milesburg Legion grounds. Registration for the race begins at 10 a.m. and will cost $15. The poker round starts at noon and usually takes around two hours as you draw your cards at each stop along the route before returning to the Legion Grounds for winner announcements.

All day on the Legion grounds, there will be family fun. A Chinese auction, flea market, swap meet and dunk tank featuring Center County Sheriff Sampsel and State Representative Stephanie Borowicz are just a few of the events planned for the daytime. Food vendors are still needed and there is room for more flea markets and craft vendors to set up shop.

Colton is an 11 month old boy who has already had to undergo several heart operations. Proceeds from the 9th Annual Holsinger Poker Run will go directly to Colton and his parents to help cover their travel expenses for doctor and hospital visits and medical expenses.

So bring your classic car, hot rod or family car and cruise to Colton tomorrow!

Call Teri at 814-867-1023 for more details and please keep little Colton in your prayers!


The Twin Kiss Restaurant along Route 150 in Howard Township will help the Bald Eagle area volleyball team tomorrow by donating 20% ​​of its food and ice cream sales to the volleyball club- ball.

Stop by Twin Kiss on Saturday, August 6 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. to pick up your favorite dish or treat yourself to an ice cream while helping out the women’s volleyball team!


Walker Township Fire Company in Hublersburg is hosting a golf tournament at Belle Springs Golf Course on Friday, August 12. Golfers and sponsors are needed to support the fire company’s fundraising efforts.

Registration for the golf tournament begins at 7:00 a.m. with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start for the 4-man scramble. The cost is $80 per golfer and includes your meal. Door prizes and auction gifts will also be awarded. Registration must be made by August 10 by contacting Matt Brungard (814-360-0935) or Chloe Roan (814-482-8071) to have a request emailed to you.

Sponsors are being sought for the second annual golf tournament. Sponsorships for a “hole” green fee will be $175. A cart path sponsorship will cost $75.

Cash donations and volunteers are needed at the Walker Township Fire Company. Now is the time to step up and contribute. Checks (tax deductible for you) can be mailed to the fire company at PO Box 110, Mingoville, PA 16856.


Bald Eagle Area Class of 1961 will meet Saturday, August 6 at the TA Truck Stop (exit 158 ​​on I-80) near Milesburg. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. All classmates and their guests are welcome to attend. For more information, you can call Sam Gates at 814-355-2448 or Bonnie Fisher at 607-242-7846.

The Schenck family reunion will be held Saturday, August 13 at Bald Eagle State Park in Schenck’s Grove, Howard. Lunch will be at noon and the business meeting will start at 2 p.m. Music will be provided by the Lomison Family Band. Call Barb at 570-748-8631 or email [email protected] for more information.

The Meckley family will hold their annual meeting on Labor Day at Bald Eagle State Park. Bring a covered dish and your own tablecloth to use. The meal begins at noon followed by the business meeting and games. Call Pam at 814-404-4598 for details.

L’Express also provides a list of Meetings in each Saturday edition of the newspaper.


The Lamar Lighthouse Camp will feature the Lore family on Sunday evening, August 7, starting at 7 p.m. The Summer Concert Series at Lamar Lighthouse Camp will feature live music every Sunday night through mid-September. The concerts are free and a love offering is taken.

The Millers will sing and entertain at the Lamar Campground on August 14.

Brothers in Grace will perform the concert on August 21 and New Journey will perform on August 28.


The Roland Curtin Foundation (RCF) will offer tours of the historic site on the second and fourth Sundays of each month until the end of October. Monetary donations of your choice are certainly appreciated when visiting historic sites.

On Saturday August 13, RCF will organize a “Come Home to Curtin” meeting allowing the public to meet families who once lived in Curtin or worked at Eagle Iron Works. The day will include storytelling, fun games, photo ops with great backgrounds from the past, genealogical assistance and much more.

Looking ahead to October, the RCF is planning an Iron Festival to celebrate the traditional crafts and activities that would once have taken place in Curtin. Check the Curtin Village Facebook page at for more information or contact Sue at 570-220-9290 for details.


Tickets are on sale for several upcoming draws that are scheduled.

Central Bald Eagle Fish and Game Association will have its gun and cash withdrawal from noon to 5 p.m. on September 17 at the Old Mount Eagle School. Tickets are $10 each. Call Leo “To M” Bomboy at 814-280-2961 or Buck at 814-280-2959 for more information.

Walker Townshp Fire Company in Hublersburg will conduct a cash draw on Sept. 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 with cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500. Must have photo ID and ticket stub to enter. No minors allowed. DJ will provide music during the event. Call 814-360-0935 for ticket information.

Citizen’s Hook and Ladder in Milesburg will fire its gun on October 8. Tickets are $10 each.

The Howard Fire Company gun raffle will be held Nov. 12 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the fire station. Call Josh at 814-571-5849 for more information.

Millheim Fire Company Spring 2023 raffle tickets are on sale now. The grand prize is $10,000.

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Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 814-625-2684.

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