Tidioute Area News In Brief




Senior Center Menu

Thursday, Sept. 5 will be Soup and sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Sept.9 will be Goulash and Corn bread, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Sept.10 will be Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Sept. 12 will be Wings and Macaroni Salad, dessert and beverages.

Call the center at 484-3020 to make lunch reservations or arrange a take-out.

Garbage Pick-Up

This week due to the Labor Day holiday, the trash pick-up will be on Friday, Sept. 6.

Remember the two bag limit, if you have more you can catch the workers and pay an extra fee for each additional bag.

Knights of Columbus

Tidioute Knights of Columbus will meet this Thursday, Sept. 5 at St. John Center at 7 p.m.

All members are asked to attend and will be presented with an update on the upcoming Sports Raffle.

This raffle is for a Henry Golden 44 mag. rifle, made in USA.

Tickets are $2 each or three for $5.

Drawing will be on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the closing ceremonies of the 54th Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.

For tickets, contact Tom Heenan at 484-7266 or you can purchase them after Mass on Saturdays and Sundays.

Bass Tournament

The 17th Annual Glenn McKown Memorial Bass Tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, chaired once again by Deb Genter.

This Catch and Release event starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. with weigh in at 4 p.m. at Tidioute Boat Launch.

The public is invited to the weigh- in at 4 p.m.

Entry fee is $30 per boat with the categories being Two man, Couples and Adult/Youth (under the age of 16).

Permitted fishing area is Kinzua tailwaters to President Boat Launch, river only, no creeks.

Smallmouth bass caught on artificial baits only are to be brought to the scales in a water filled container.

Applications are available by calling Deb Genter at 484-7407 or stop by her beauty shop.

Grand Prize Tickets

Grand Prize Drawing for this year’s 54th Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament is for a 42-inch flat screen TV as the first prize and second-place prize is for $250 in cash.

Tickets are $1 each and are on sale at Tidioute Trading Post, Linda Scott, Buccardo’s Restaurant and from members of the fishing tournament committee.

Winner need not be present to win.

T-shirt Sales

Tidioute Pennsylvania T-shirts are on sale in a variety of colors and sizes and are available at Tidioute Community Charter School and Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Cost is $15 each for small and medium, large and x-large are $17 each.

Shoe Collection


A shoe collection has been on going for awhile in Tidioute at the Flea- Tique on Main Street.

These shoes will be taken by Tidioute resident, Julie Benner, to Erie United Methodist Alliance Church and All Gods Children Ministries/Ramps of Hope.

This shoe drive is to raise funds for their ministries serving those who are homeless or disabled, while also benefiting micro-enterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of the landfills.

Last day to donate shoes is Saturday, Sept. 7.

Reunion Held

A family and friends reunion was held at the home of Chuck and Mary Sampson recently.

There were 85 people in attendance from PA, Oh, NY, VA, W. VA, Colorado and Fla.

Hosting this event were Mary and Chuck Sampson and Sarah McLaughlin.

Flu Shots

Tidioute Senior Center will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic on Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.

You should call Pat at the senior center at 484-3020 to sign up. An accurate count is needed to assure they bring enough vaccine.

Those getting the shot will need their Medicare card number, address and phone number.

Tournament Rules

A brief explanation of the general rules for the 54th Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament are as follows:

The general chairman and committee shall be the sole interpreters of the rules, their decisions are final.

All fish must be taken from the Allegheny Reservoir (PA Waters), Allegheny River (Kinzua Dam to Hunter Station) Tionesta Lake and Creek from Dam to Kellettville Bridge; Brokenstraw Creek and Conewango Creek (PA Waters) beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 until 8 p.m., Sept. 28. Weigh in closes at 8 p.m sharp.

This is a catch and release tournament, all fish must be brought to the weight station in a water-filled container. No dry bags and no hand carried. There will be a 4 ounce penalty for each dead fish and only one weigh-in per day.

Pre-registration would be appreciated, registration can be done at weigh in station on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept.27 from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. on tournament grounds. All mail in registrations must be post marked by Sept.15.

A Pennsylvania Fishing License is required for all contestants 16 years of age or older. Those age 9 through age 15 are eligible for the Junior Champion Angler trophy and prizes. Junior Champion Angler will be crowned on Saturday night Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. and be presented with a $50 U.S. Savings Bond, trophy and other prizes.

Sunday’s contest will be determined by the total weight of the anglers catch on Saturday. Each Sunday Qualifier will fish with a referee and must be at the scales by 2 p.m. No exceptions. Crowning of the Champion Angler will be on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m.

Saturday winners will receive for First Place: $25 cash and trophy for most total weight per category. Second Place will receive $15 and trophy, Third place will receive $10 and trophy.

Lunker awards will also be given in each category of Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Walleye, Small Mouth Bass, and Trout.

There will be a prize of $100 for the oldest woman who turns in a fish and the oldest male who turns in a fish.

Champion Angler on Sunday, Sept. 29 will receive $1,000 and a trophy, second place angler will receive $250 and a trophy and the third place angler will receive $150 and prizes.

Kids Derby

A Kids Derby for children ages 3 to age 10 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Benner Park from 9 to 11 a.m.

This is a community event sponsored by Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Committee and the Tidioute Lions Club.

Tidioute Lions Club supplies the trout that will be stocked in the Tidioute Creek prior to the Kids Derby.

Arts and Craft Show

The Arts and Crafts Show will be at the Tidioute Firehall on Saturday, Sept.28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact Marty Bennett at 484-7372 for more information and table rentals.

Kitchen will be open with some great food items to choose from.

This craft show will provide some gifts for Christmas presents.

Tournament Parade

This year the theme of the Fishing Tournament Parade is “Salute to Volunteers”.

Line-up is at 10 a.m. starting at the Tidioute Firehall. Floats will be along the ballfield. Streets will be marked with unit numbers.

Judging of the floats is at 11 a. m.

Parade will start at 1 p.m. sharp, rain or rhine.

Chairpersons are John and Nathan Brown.

Need an idea for a float, think about the Firefighters, EMT’s, Paramedics, Salvation Army, Lions Clubs, Sports Boosters, just to name a few.


All carnival rides and carnival concessions this year are from Carnival Trowver of Gibsonton, Fla.

There will other games on the tournament grounds sponsored by local organizations such as the Watson Grange and Tidioute Community Charter School.

Several different food booths will also be open on the grounds including the Tidioute First United Methodist Church Funnel Cake and Hot Sausage Booth, and the Tournament Kitchen will also be serving foods.

Bicycle Give-Away

There will be three Kids Bicycles given away again this year.

One will be drawn at the Kids Derby on Saturday, Sept. 28 from the registration forms and two on Sunday, Sept. 29 during the closing ceremonies.

These bicycles are being donated by Tidioute Presbyterian Women’s Association, Olive Temple Lodge No. 557 Free & Accepted Masons of Tionesta and Tidioute Knights of Columbus.

Upcoming Events:

5 Knights of Columbus meeting at 7 p.m.

6 Garbage pick up

7 Glenn McKown Memorial Bass Tournament