Tidioute Area News In Brief

LINDA SCOTT

Correspondent

Senior Center menu

Thursday, Nov. 21 will be Turkey Roll Ups, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Nov. 25 will be Goulash, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Nov. 26 will be Pizza Subs and snacks, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Nov. 28 Closed for Thanksgiving.

Please call the senior center at 484-3020 for signing up for lunch or the ride the TWAC Bus.

Collection for troops

The National Honor Society at Tidioute Community Charter School is running its annual Christmas Collection for the Troops.

Members are working with the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 8803 Tidioute, to send items overseas for the Holiday Season.

The collection will run from through Dec. 6.

They are asking for snacks, hygiene items, and entertainment items. Take your donations to the school or you can drop them off at Polly’s ShurSave Market in Tidioute.

Their collection last year was very successful with more than 5,000 items collected.

They are hoping to bring in even more items this year.

Treasurers

for Children

Application for the Treasurers for Children program sponsored by the Tidioute Unit of the Salvation Army are now available at Tidioute Northwest Savings Bank.

This program is for children from birth to age 18 as long as the older children are still in high school.

Tags will be available from the tellers and posted in the bank for those who wish to do some shopping to help you are having a rough time of it.

For more information please call Unit Chairperson Linda Scott at 484-7525 or ask the tellers at the bank.

This is for those residents who live in the 484 phone exchange, Tidioute addresses or Grand Valley addresses.

Tidioute Unit serves both Tidioute and Grand Valley residents.

Bell ringers needed

It is that time of year when Salvation Army Units have their bell ringing campaign.

Volunteers are needed to ring the bell at Tidioute Trading Post on Fridays and Saturdays and Northwest Savings Bank on Fridays.

A sign-up sheet is located at both locations; just pick the time when you can ring the bell.

Funds raised in Tidioute stay in Tidioute to help those in need.

The Red Kettles are out in the following locations in Tidioute: Buccardo’s Restaurant, Hotel Tidioute, Landmark Hotel, Tidioute Trading Post, Northwest Saving Band and Tippy Canoe.

Those making monetary donations can choose to have their name on the paper kettle or they can opt to write a message.

Food Commodity

Tidioute Food Commodity food distribution is set for Monday, Nov. 25 at Tidioute Towers.

Those needing help with food can contact Russell Glenn at 484-1234 for an application and other information pertaining to this program.

Food Commodity is provided by Salvation Army and is held the fourth Monday of each month.

Borough office hours

Tidioute Borough office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for Thanksgiving.

Trash pick-up

Trash pick up for next week will be on Friday, Nov. 29, a day later due to Thanksgiving.

Fall gun raffle

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its Fall Gun Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the games and raffles begin at 7 p.m.

Donation is $10. Children under the age of 18 permitted with an adult only.

You must have your ticket to receive any guns.

There will be one gun drawn for every 65 tickets sold.

Beef/freezer raffle

Drawings will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Fire Department’s Fall Gun Raffle.

Winners for drawings one through four will receive 1/4 beef and raffle five will be for a chest freezer.

Winner need not be present to win.

Freezer sponsored by King Building Supply, 1/4 beef sponsored by Tidioute Trading Post, tickets sponsored by Polly’s Market with additional monthly drawings sponsored by Tidioute Oil Company.

Beef quarters have same cuts of meat and are non-negotiable.

Donation is $5 per ticket.

Cash raffle

Members of the St. John Ladies Guild are holding a Christmas Cash Raffle with the drawing on Dec. 8.

First prize is for $300; second prize is for $150, and third prize is for $50

Tickets are on sale for $1 each and are available from any members of St. John Ladies Guild.

Winners need not be present to win.

Box tops/labels

Tidioute Community Charter School students are still collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Labels for Education.

All you need to do is cut out these Box Tops for Education and the UPC number for the Campbell labels and send them to school and anyone of the students or you can mail them to TCCS, 241 Main ST, Tidioute, PA 16351.

For more information please contact the school at 484-3550.

Yearbook ads

Tidioute Community Charter School yearbook needs your support.

Only with your help and advertisements can they prepare their yearbook.

If you are interested in placing an advertisement in the Bulldog Yearbook please contact Miss McKean or Mr. Guerra at 484-3550.

Food voucher update

The Tidioute Holiday Food Voucher Committee would like to thank all those who donated money for the purpose of helping to make Thanksgiving and Christmas a great time for those in need.

Dinner

Tidioute First United Methodist Church will be hosting their $1 Dinner on Wednesday, December 18 at 6 p.m.

This will be a Community Christmas Dinner and the Methodist Church will be furnishing the entire meal.

All are welcome to come and join in for only $1 per person.

Come for good food and fellowship.

Tidioute Bucktails

Tidioute Bucktails will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at Miller’s Newsstand .

The Bucktails will discuss events for the coming year. All members are urged to attend.

Watson Grange

Reports were received on the successful Turkey Party held recently at the Watson Grange.

The meeting was presided over by Master Bob Hollabaugh.

A Spring Turkey Party will be held on April 12.

Dictionaries are being purchased for the Third Graders at Tidioute Community Charter School.

Lecturer, Kelly Van Ord used the theme “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” for her program.

The Sentinel was read by Matt Irons. A quiz on the tomb was won by Miranda Irons. John Hollabaugh read The Vigil. A fun shoe size, age game was held, and the program ended with Alice Weaver reading a poem “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.”

Upcoming events include: Annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1:30 p.m. with turkey, ham, rolls and beverages being furnished by the Grange. All are invited, and those attending should bring a dish to share. Auction at Pomona Grange on Saturday, Dec. 7, with Watson members having the bake sale table and working the kitchen.

The next regular meeting of Watson Grange will be on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. with pie for refreshments.

Auction at Pomona on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1:30 p.m. with Brokenstraw in the kitchen and having the bake sale table.

Dece. 26 at 6:30 will be the last meeting in Watson Grange Hall for the winter with cookies and candy for refreshments and those attending should bring non perishables for the Salvation Army.

Borough budget

Tidioute Borough’s proposed budget for 2014 is now available for public inspection during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There will no tax increase, therefore they remain at 15.48 mills.

Flag received

Once again the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8803 was presented with a United States flag which was flown over Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, and a citation on behalf of the Air Assault Soldiers of Task Force Gladiator Combined Joint Task Force – 101 – Regional Command East in appreciation for the support shown to their Military Service Personnel by the Auxiliary.

A letter was read by Auxiliary President Doris Svitek which read as follows, ” Thank you very much for your support, I had this flag flown on Bagram Afghanistan in appreciation for all that you do for soldiers. I pray that this arrives unbroken. I found the best box I could to keep it safe. To you Doris, my Aunt Joan Wimer and your entire Ladies Auxiliary, Thank you and God Bless You.” signed V/R Thomas E ONeill, CW4, USA.

Christmas cards

Michelle Cantrell is collecting new, unused Christmas Cards to support the Red Cross “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. They will distribute these cards at Military installations, veterans hospitals and in other locations.

Last year she collected 135 cards; this year her goal is to collect at least 300.

They will not accept cards with glitter on them as they may irritate some medical conditions. You do not need the envelops, and do not write any messages or sign the cards; this will be done by the Red Cross.

A Christmas card collection box is located in the Tidioute Flea-tique.

The collection will continue until Sunday, Dec.1.

Up Coming Events

23 Second Harvest Food Bank

24 Harvest Dinner at Watson Grange 1:30

25 Food Commodity at Tidioute Towers

28 Thanksgiving/ Borough office closed

30 Fall Gun Raffle