Tidioute Area News In Brief




Senior Center Menu

Thursday, Oct. 31 will be chicken wings, dessert and beverages.

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

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treating for Tidioute Borough will be held on Thursday, Oct.31 from 6 till 8 p.m.

Limestone Township residents will also hold Trick or Treating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Children should only stop at houses where they know the people who live there and only the ones with a porch light turned on.

Bingo Games

On Sunday, Nov. 3 there will be Bingo games at Buccardo’s Restaurant.

Doors open at 2 p.m. with the games beginning at 3 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.

Big Thank You

Those who were involved with the benefit spaghetti dinner for Raeann Gesin would like to thank everyone who helped and thank you to those who came out to support the benefit.

Watson Grange

Reports were heard from the PA State Grange session held recently in State College at the recent meeting of Watson Grange.

Several resolutions were acted on including the dues increase.

Winners from Watson included: Youth Department- Cake starting with a mix- Miranda Irons First Place; Family Activity Department- Peach Pie- Jean Hollabaugh won First Place; Lecturer’s Department – My Favorite Anything – Wendy Winkels won First Place for a crocheted vest, and Matt Irons won First place for his Lego spider in the Building Block category and Kelly VanOrd won Third Place for her Funny Kid Photo.

Four miles of Route 337 were cleared of litter by Watson Grange members who offer thanks to those drivers who were courteous enough to slow down or at least move to the center of the road.

Another community service project will be the purchase dictionaries to be presented to the third grades at Tidioute Community Charter School.

Donations were made to Toys for Tots and the Tidioute Holiday Food Fund.

Kelly VanOrd, Lecturer presented a program with Halloween as the theme which included poems, games and hat contest won by Miranda Irons.

Upcoming events include: Auction at Pomona on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. with Watson working the kitchen and having the bazaar table; Family Turkey Party at Watson on Saturday, Nov. 9 with doors opening at 6 p.m.; Warren-Forest Pomona meeting on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. with Watson Junior Grange in charge of lunch. A presentation will be made at this meeting by Kelly VanOrd, PA State Grange director of Deaf and Community Service, to the Van Dyke family for the Alex Lemonade Stand fund for the study of a cure for childhood cancer.

Regular Watson meeting on Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. with sandwiches for refreshments.

Annual Harvest Dinner at Watson Grange hall will be on Sunday, Nov.24 at 1:30 p.m. Members, family, friends and neighbors are invited to attend. Turkey and ham will be furnished and those attending should bring a dish to pass.

The Nov. 28 meeting of Watson Grange has been canceled due to Thanksgiving.

Ranking Leaves

Members of the Military Exploration Class at Tidioute Community Charter School gathered at the Swedish Union Church on Swede Road, Tidioute to rake leaves.

Members include Andrew Waugaman- Advisor, students: Jordan Yeager, Todd Breeden, Chance Klos and Ricky McAfoose. Also present were church trustees Ken Nicholson and Mike Knight.

Soldiers and Sailors

Fifteen members of the PA Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie, plus four staff members, visited the Tidioute VFW Post 8803 .

Students from the Tidioute Community Charter School Choir sang several songs and the guitar group played several songs as well.

A fun time was had by all and the veterans enjoyed their dinner which consisted of roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pie and dessert.

Each of the soldiers and sailors left with a goody bag provided by members of the Ladies Auxiliary who also cooked the meal.

Holiday Food Vouchers

Once again the Holiday Food Vouchers will be given to those who are in need of some help with food for Thanksgiving Dinner and/or Christmas Dinner.

The committee is currently accepting monetary donations to help pay for these vouchers that will be redeemed at Polly’s ShurSave Market for Thanksgiving and redeemed at Tidioute Trading Post for Christmas food items.

Those wishing to make donations can do so by making checks payable to Tidioute Holiday Food Vouchers and mail them to Tidioute Holiday Food Vouchers, c/o Tidioute First United Methodist Church, 206 Main St., Tidioute, PA 16351.

Applications for vouchers must be received by the committee by Nov. 12.

Both the Thanksgiving and Christmas vouchers will be mailed out on Nov. 14.

Committee members include Linda Scott, secretary; Mary Huntington-treasurer; Les and Cindy Lindemuth and Karen Konkle.

Donation requests were mailed to previous contributors, however if you did not receive a letter of request, your donations would be greatly appreciated.

Donations will be accepted at any time as this is a yearly event to help those in need in our Tidioute Community.

Those receiving vouchers must have a Tidioute (16351) address or have a phone exchange of 484.

Christmas Shoe Boxes

Tidioute First United Methodist Church members are collecting items to place in shoe boxes and mail to those less fortunate than us.

Items such as school supplies, toys, candy, t-shirts, sunglasses, socks, hygiene products, jewelry, ball caps, hair clips etc.

Items can be dropped off at the church any time the yellow sign is out or give to any member of the church.

Age groups are for boys and girls ages 2 years to age 14. If you pack you own shoebox, please mark if is for a boy or girl and the age group.

Do not send any war-related items, chocolate or liquids.

For more information, contact Mary Huntington at 484-7766.

Bell Ringers Needed

Salvation Army bell ringing will begin in Tidioute on Friday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. at Tidioute Trading Post, Polly’s Market and Northwest Savings Bank.

Anyone wishing to help ring the bells from now till the end of November can sign up on the sheet at any of these locations. Just ask the cashiers for the sheet.

Those wishing to ring at the bank can contact bank teller- Julie Hollabaugh at the bank, or to ring at the Trading Post you can contact Linda Scott at 484-7525.

Also you can sign up by calling Unit chairperson Linda Scott at 484-7525. Donations can be made payable to Tidioute Unit, Salvation Army and mailed to Linda Scott, 60 Jefferson St., Tidioute PA 16351. All donations collected here in Tidioute stay here in Tidioute to help those in need when times are tough.

Holiday Lighting

For the past 66 years, the Holiday Lighting Committee has provided holiday decorations in our community, including the unique tradition of tying fresh greens maintaining the historic charms of Victorian Tidioute. This holiday cheer is made possible through the generous donations of community-minded citizens and businesses.

We typically incur costs of approximately $2,000 per year to maintain the holiday lighting displays. Last year, generous donations helped meet their goal of transitioning to LED lights for all lighting which included the wreaths for the streetlights and the 12 strands of lights for tying the greens. The majority of the donations allowed them to maintain Christmas decorations for the VFW, fire departments memorial, Picture Show Park, Tidioute Towers, Tidioute Borough Office, Tidioute Library, Tidioute Health and Dental Center/Darling Pharmacy, 22 planters and the 29 parking meters.

In addition to Christmas decorating they provide decorations for Picture Show Park for Memorial Day, 4th of July, fishing tournament, Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Without your generous support, none of this would have been possible.

They plan to replace the decorations at the Tidioute Library and the borough office this year. In addition, the Christmas Banners are over 15 years old. They are hoping to complete fundraising to enable us to replace the winter banner. The estimated cost of replacing those 20 banners is nearly $2,000.

A donation can be made by sending a check payable to Holiday Lighting Committee. Mail your donation to Nancy Schwab, 1 Scott Street, Tidioute, PA 16351

Volunteers are also needed to help Ty the greens on Friday, Nov. 15 at Tidioute Firehall.

Church Rededicated

Tidioute Presbyterian Church was rededicated during Sunday services on Oct. 20 in celebration of the 120 year of the building and the churches recent completion of the exterior renovations.

A plaque has been placed in the back of the sanctuary to commemorate the contributions to this project.

Pastor Honored

CLP Dennis Ledebur of Tidioute Presbyterian Church was honored by members of the church recently for his 10 years of service at the church.

Members of the congregation presented him with numerous cards for Pastor Appreciation Sunday.

Coffee Hour was celebrated following Sunday worship services.

November Birthdays

1. Aubree Marotta, Timmy Sabella, Butch Hulings, Travis Hulings, Shirley Conte.

2. Richard Brown, Michael Anderson, Tobin Kagle, Andrea Sveda

3. Joey Miller

4. Alyssa Annmarie York, John Weaver, Trisha Hulings

5. Dianne McGraw, David Paulmier, Edith Mechling

6. George Sabella, Cindy Caputo, Jacob Alan Moore

7. Erin McLaughlin, Devon Marie Sidon, Angel Swartz Weiser

8. Steve Evatt, Jeffery Adams

9. Mason Silvis, Tim Sabella

10. Laura Haney, Laci Meneo, Hunter Seelinger, Paul Morrison

11. Jeff Arnold, Lacy Kitelinger

12. Bill Sizemore, Judy Moore, Donald McGuire

13. Samuel Nicholson

14. Wayne Carter, James Ziegler, Jason Sheldon, Shari McCandrew

15. Helen Perry, Ariana Gazalie, Angela Morrison, Terri Stec, Tina Leonard

16. Merla McAfoose, Melanie Wonderling, Johnny Sabella, Patsy Robert Tranquilli

17. Harold Redick, Jaunita Wolford, Paul Matie, Glenna Hart

18. Lisha Bupp, Jeremy Gresham, Tyler Redick, Pete Spencer, Bruce McManigle, Casey Parker

19. Ted Gertsch, Ty Brown, Malaki Mineweaser, Sherry Buccardo

20. Kris Downey, Sydney Kehoe, Aaron Houghton, Tom Edwards, Brooke Campisano, Scott Kagle

21. Mike Edmiston, Dave Breuckner, Markenzi Proper

22. Cheryl McGuire, Angela Duncan, Daryl “DJ” Simons, Gene Dygan

23. Brandon Arnold, Jeff Fike, Rebecca Bunce

24. Dee Hayes, Ryan Williams

25. Jason McManigle, Andrea Reed, Ruth Cyphert, Terry Morrison

26. John Watson, Jo Ellen Snavley

27. Julie Benner

28. Sandra Ringel, Jamie Salapek, Richard Selfridge, Monica Anderson

29. Augustus Bunce, Toby Downey

30. none

Upcoming Events:

31 Trick or Treat 6- 8 p.m. (Limestone Twp and Tidioute Boro)

3 Bingo at Buccardo’s 3 p.m.

9 Turkey Party at Watson Grange