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Porter Township will be hosting a 5K Color Walk or Run on June 4 at Browns Hill Tavern. Registration is from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and start time for the walk/run is at 10:00 a.m. Registration can be done online at before May 20 to get a free t-shirt for the event. There will be five color stations along the route.

Registration is $25 for adults; $20 for 12 to 17 year olds; and children under 12 can participate for free. Walk-in registrations will be accepted the morning of the event.

All proceeds from the 5k walk/run will be donated to the Heritage Days Festival to be held June 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lamar Park along Route 64. Call Linda at 570-295-1052 or Larry at 570-962-2848 for more information.


The Blanchard Church of Christ will be hosting a Chicken BBQ Fundraiser for the Carnahan Family on Sunday, May 22 at the church. Fundraising will take place rain or shine starting at noon (while supplies last) and meals will be distributed from the outdoor parking pavilion. A meal will include 1/2 chicken, baked beans, mac and cheese and a bun for $12. There will also be a bake sale on site.

The benefit will help Rich Carnahan cover medical costs associated with Ehlers Danlos Hypermobile Syndrome (HEDS), as he hopes a doctor in New York can offer treatment and relief for his symptoms. Rich and his wife, Joby, and their daughter, Alaina, appreciate the love and support shown to them.

Donations for the Carnahan family can also be mailed to Blanchard Church of Christ, PO Box 388, Blanchard, PA 16826. Be sure to put the Carnahan family on the memo line of your check. Call the church at 570-962-2423 for more information.


The Howard Area Lions Club will hold a memorial service at the Foster Joseph Sayers Monument (in the Sayers Dam spillway area) on Friday, May 27 beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair with you to use during the service.

The Jacksonville Cemetery will hold memorial services on Sunday, May 29 beginning at 4 p.m.

The Advent Cemetery at Moose Run will hold its annual memorial service on Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. Then, from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be special services at the historic Advent Church which will be entitled “Music in Advent – Remembering Family.” This will be the first in a series of 2022 concerts that the Advent Historical Society is sponsoring free of charge. The Stauffer Family Band will play traditional music, hymns and popular songs during the singing.

After the program, attendees are invited to join a social hour with homemade pies, cakes and other treats. For more information, you can visit the Advent Historical Society’s Facebook page or call Sarah Hedges at 410-961-6218. The Advent Church and Cemetery is located at 1303 Moose Run Road, Bellefonte.

Eagle Cemetery will hold memorial services on Memorial Day at 1 p.m. Eagle Cemetery is located along old Route 220 near the Curtin Mansion. The guest speaker will be Debra Burger of Bellefonte, sister of Major Lewis Smith, USAF. Major Smith was shot down over Laos on May 30, 1968 and was declared MIA.

Schenck Cemetery in Howard Township will hold memorial services May 30 at 2 p.m. Debra Burger will also be the guest speaker at this service.


Howard United Methodist Church invites the public to worship services this Sunday, May 22, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Dress casually and bring a covered dish to pass by. The church will provide cutlery, drinks and a cake in honor of Bob and Fay Watson. The Watsons will move to Chambersburg and it will be their last Sunday at Howard UMC before their move.

Worship will take place outside in the parking lot if the weather is nice, then there will be food and fellowship inside.

The church will also be hosting a free picnic on Sunday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The picnic is to thank moms and dads, so bring your mom and dad with you to the picnic. Burgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts and drinks will be offered. RSVP by June 15 by calling Patti at 814-625-2182 and you’ll receive a free bag of treats at the picnic.

Howard United Methodist Church has been blessed and would like to share its blessings with you!


The Back Porch String Band will host their Country Jam this Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the Yearick Center in Howard. The event is free and attendees should bring a covered dish or snack to share. There is a past donation basket with the proceeds to benefit the Howard Fire Company. For more information on the band or Country Jam dates, call Connie at 814-625-2724.


There will be community garage sales in Woolrich today and tomorrow. The Woolrich United Methodist Church is also hosting a garage sale on May 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Center Hall Fire Company will hold a flea market May 27-28 on the grounds of the fire station. Sellers are encouraged to apply by contacting the fire station at [email protected] or emailing [email protected]

Firefighters will sell hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks on Saturday. The fire station will also be holding the flea market on June 24-25 during the city-wide garage sale in the central hall.


The Howard Area Lions Club will be holding their Lions Bingo at the Beech Creek Fire Company Social Hall on Thursday, May 26. This will be the last bingo since the Lions will take the summer off until September. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m.

The Liberty Township Sportsmen’s Association will be holding cash bingo on Sunday, June 26 at the clubhouse along Marsh Creek Road in Howard. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained by calling Butch at 814-280-3015 or Dawn at 570-660-7901. The doors and the kitchen will open at 11 a.m. and the bingo games will start at 1 p.m.

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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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