Tidioute Area News in Brief

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, Sept. 19 will be hot dogs and French fries, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Sept. 23 will be cheeseburgers, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 will be tossed salad with chicken and fries, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Sept. 26 will be a breakfast.

Monday, Sept. 30 will be meatball subs, dessert and beverages.

Call Pat at the Senior Center at 484-3020 to make lunch reservations or ride the bus.

Flu Shots

Tidioute Senior Center will be administering flu shots on Monday, Sept. 20 for those who wish to get the shot.

Call Pat at 484-3020 to get on the list.

Watson Grange

Plans are underway for the Watson Grange float to be entered in the PSCFT parade in Tidioute as well as its Dime Pitch, according to chairpersons Kelly VanOrd and John Hollabaugh.

Deanna Hollabaugh, deaf and community service chairperson, suggested a benefit project which was approved and will take place at the Dime Pitch booth.

Master Bob Hollabaugh presided over the recent meeting where plans were also made for the fall road clean up on Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sept. 26 meeting has been canceled due to the fishing tournament festivities.

Upcoming events include: Auction at Pomona Grange on Warren County Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m.; Fishing tournament in Tidioute Sept. 26 to Sept. 29; Chicken and Biscuits dinner at Forest Grange on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m.

Watson Grange Birthday dinner will be Thursday, Oct.10 at 6:30 p.m. followed by the regular meeting.

Turkey Party at Watson Grange on Saturday, Nov. 9 with doors open at 6 p.m.

Spaghetti Dinner

Tidioute Presbyterian Church is preparing for its third Annual Spaghetti and Meatball Supper which will be held on Friday, Sept. 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages for only $6.

Take-outs will be available, call 484-3513 after 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

Dinner benefits church pipe organ restoration.

Miss Tidioute Pageant

The Miss Tidioute Pageant will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Miss Teen Pageant starts t 6:30 p.m.

Miss Tidioute starts immediately after the Miss Teen.

This will be held at the Tidioute Community Charter School in the gym.

Cost is free, donations will be welcomed.

There will be a 50/50 raffle at the door to help defray costs of the pageant.

Carnival Coming

Carnival Trowver of Gibsonton, Fla., will be arriving in Tidioute later this week with rides and concessions to set up to the upcoming 54th Annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.

There will be several rides for the smaller children and plenty of games and food booths.

Presale ride tickets are on sale now at local merchants

The carnival will open at 6 p.m on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26-27 at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday they will open at noon.

Presale Ride Tickets

Presale tickets for the 2013 Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament are on sale now.

Cost is $20 for 30 ride tickets. You will receive a business card with your purchase that is redeemable at the ticket booth, this card will give you a chance to win a bicycle.

Tickets can be purchased at Tidioute Trading Post, Polly’s ShurSave Market, and Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Grand Prize Tickets

Tickets for the grand prize drawings set for the PSCFT festivities will be for a 42-inch flat screen TV as the first-place prize, and $250 cash for the second-place prize.

Tickets cost only $1 each. Winner need not be present to win.

Tickets are on sale at Tidioute Trading Post, Buccardo’s Restaurant and Linda Scott’s as well as from committee members.

Tidioute T-Shirts

There are still some Tidioute T-shirts available for sale at Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Several sizes and colors available for only $15 each and $17 for large and x-large.

League of Women


The League of Women Voters of Warren County in partnership with PA Association of School Retirees and other volunteers are registering new voters at high schools throughout the county.

On Sept. 16, volunteers Phylis Wright, League president, and Norma Bankoske of PASR spoke about the importance of voting and voting rights during Ms. Wickert’s Economic Class at Tidioute Community Charter School. Students 18 years of age as of Nov. 5 could complete registration forms during class. This year only new voters will be required to show identification. Photo ID may be shown, but not required in this election.

Tidioute Borough voters will be voting for mayor, council members, tax collector, auditor, constable, election judge and election inspector. Surrounding townships will be voting for some or all of the same positions. Courthouse offices up for election are prothonotary, district attorney and coroner.

Many people vote when a presidential election happens every four years, but it is very important that voting takes place every year. Phylis and Norma emphasized voting for local officials who make many local government decisions on borough and township business (roads, tax usages, etc.) school board members, district attorney, and other courthouse offices that serve the public, etc. “If you don’t vote, changes will not be made,” said Wright. She encouraged students to studying what candidates stand for is how to make an informed change or continuation of their work.

The last day for new registrations and current address changes, etc. for the November election is Oct. 7. Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is Oct. 29 and the last day for county boards of election to receive voted civilian absentee ballots is Nov. 1. Nov.5 is Election Day.

For more details contact Lisa Zuck, Voter Registration office at 728-3406 at the Warren County Courthouse or go to www.warren-county.net.

Holiday Lighting


There is an urgent need for volunteers to help on the Holiday Lighting Committee.

Anyone interested in helping to raise funding, decorating the community or tying the greens should contact the borough office of Sue Salm.

Funnel Cakes

Tidioute First United Methodist Church will be selling funnel cakes and hot sausages once again this year at the 54th Annual PSCFT festivities.

Its trailer is located on tournament grounds next to the grand stand stage.

Craft Show

The Arts and Crafts Show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. in the social hall at Tidioute Firehall.

Come and enjoy the crafts and get some early Christmas shopping done as it is only three months away.

Those who wish to set up a table or two should contact chairperson Marty Bennett at 484-7372.

Kids Derby

A Kids Derby for those ages 3 to age 10 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Benner Park at which time the winner will be announced.

This is sponsored by Tidioute Lions Club and the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing tournament committee.

Salute to Volunteers

This year the theme for the fishing tournament parade is “Salute to Volunteers” with registration from 9 to 11 a.m. with line-up at the same time. Once you are given your unit number you can proceed to that location and set up.

Floats having people on them will need their entire setup ready to be judged by noon. All floats will be lined up along McGuire Street next to the ballfield regardless of your unit number.

Judging of the floats will be at noon. All other units will be judged as they pass by the viewing area by professional All State Judges.

Parade starts at 1 p.m. sharp rain or shine.

For more information or to get entered in the parade, contact John Brown at 730-5646 or Nathan Brown at 730-6283.

Junior Champion


Those ages 9 through 15 years of age eligible for the Junior Champion Angler.

Crowning of the Junior Champion Angler will be on Saturday at 9 p.m.

The winner will receive a trophy and prizes from the George Jones Memorial Walleye tournament committee and the Jones family and a $50 U..S. Saving Bond from Jim and Betty Marshall.

Door Prizes

Door prizes will be announced at 8 p.m., these are the tickets that you purchase on tournament grounds only.

Door prizes are donated by local merchants from Tidioute and the surrounding communities. You must be present to win.


There will be fireworks on Saturday night, Sept. 28 at 9:45 p.m.

Fireworks were made possible this year thanks to Tidioute Trading Post and Servicemen’s Home Corporation.

Champion Angler

The 2013 Champion Angler will be crowned on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m.

First-place angler will receive $1,000 and a trophy. Second-place angler will receive $250 and a trophy and third-place angler will receive $150 and a trophy.

George Jones Memorial

Walleye Tournament

Saturday, Oct.12 will be the 17th Annual George R. Jones Memorial Walleye Tournament.

This is a two-man team with a six-fish limit per team.

Boundaries include Kinzua Dam to President.

Boat operator must be at least 16 years old or older, under 18 must furnish parental consent. Life jackets must be worn while combustion engine is running, boat operator is responsible for boat’s wake. All safety equipment is expected to be in boat according to PFBC rules and regulations.

Live bait or lures may be used, each contestant may use more than one rod at a time, mandatory functional live well(s) capable of sustaining walleye. Walleye not alive will not be permitted at weigh-in.

Ties will be broken by weight of heaviest fish in tied teams live well; still tied money split 50/50.

Teams not at the weigh-in site, Tidioute Boat Launch, by 5 p.m. will be disqualified. All boats must check in at weigh-in site. All fish are property of the tournament and will be returned to the river.

Entry fee is $30 per boat which includes a lunker fee.

For more information, contact Terry Cotterman at 730-3692 or Wade Adams at 484-7310.

Crop Walk

Tidioute Methodist Church is making plans for the annual CROP Walk that will be held on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.

Contact Mary Huntington at 484-7766 for your packet.

Adult Prom

An adult prom is planed for Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Tidioute Firehall from 9 p.m. to midnight.

This prom will benefit Allyvia Morgan’s People to People trip to Harvard University next summer.

So “Dress for Your Decade” and attend the Adult Prom that will be a BYOB event with music provided by the Brown Boyz. There will be refreshments, prom pictures, a prom court and a Prom King and Queen that those attending will vote for.

Cost is $10 per person.

For more information, contact Monica Morgan at 484-0244.

Upcoming Events:

21 Miss Tidioute Pageant at 6:30 p.m. Tidioute School.