Tidioute Area News In Brief

LINDA SCOTT

Correspondent

scottie23@verizon.net

Senior Center menu

Thursday, May 15 will be Italian Chicken and goulash, dessert and beverages.

Monday, May 19 will be Subs, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, May 20 will be Spaghetti and Meatballs, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, May 22 will be your choice of Lemon Pepper Fish or regular fish, dessert and beverages.

Monday, May 26 closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 27 will be Sloppy Joes, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, May 29 will be Cold Plate, dessert and beverages.

Please call the center at 484-3020 to sign up for lunches.

Those who come to the Senior Center enjoy mid morning snacks of cookies and other finger foods with their coffee, tea and cold beverages while they are socializing with friends and neighbors. Those who gather early play Cards, Bingo, work jig saw puzzles, sequence, Kings in the Corner and Scrabble.

Outdoor auction

On Saturday, May 17, there will be an outdoor auction held at the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament Grounds (90 Main ST, Tidioute) beginning at 1 p.m.

Please bring a lawn chair and dress for the weather, grab a friend or two and join in on the fun.

Senior Center activities

There were 32 present on Thursday, May 8, at the Tidioute Senior Center for the special Mother’s Day Lunch.

The menu consisted of ham, potato salad, macaroni salad, homemade rolls, and each one who attended brought a dish to share.

All the women present were presented a long-stem rose and the President of the Senior Center, Sue Lester, read a poem about mothers.

Members are now selling chances on a 4th of July picnic basket full of all sorts of items for a picnic; there will be a gift certificate for the meat and bread products.

Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

On Monday, May 12, Diane Scarcella, accompanied by Lynn Espin, were present to present a program on drumming. Seniors had rhythm instruments such as paddle drums, tambourines’, bells, moroccas, shakers, bongos, etc. They played to typed music and a great time was had by all, especially those who participated.

Walking club

The Community Cruisers Walking Club will be holding a kickoff meeting at the First United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m.

They will picking what days they will walk together and their goal.

New members are welcome to join.

If you can not be at this meeting but would like to participate please call the church at 484-7721 and leave a message.

Ladies Auxiliary

The last day to order your Ladies Auxiliary Shirt for VFW Post 8803 is May 21. Contact Eva as soon as you can to ensure that your shirt is ordered.

Door prizes

Door prizes are being gathered up for the Ham and Turkey Party that is set for Sunday night, May 25, at Tidioute Firehall.

If you would like to donate a prize for this event please contact Russell Glenn at 484-1234

This Ham and Turkey Party is being held to help benefit the 55th Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament set to be held in September.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Watson Grange

At the recent meeting of Watson Grange which was presided over by Master Bob Hollabaugh, reports on the recent Turkey Party were heard and quotes on costs for re-plumbing the hall and a new front door were received.

A letter composed by Kelly VanOrd was approved to be sent to perspective Junior Grange members with a meeting set for May 28 to hopefully activate the Junior Grange with Miranda Irons, Junior Leader assisted by Kelly VanOrd.

Plans are being made for the exhibit for the Warren County Fair in August.

Up coming events include: May 15 Warren Electric Coop meeting at YHS with Deanna Hollabaugh being Watson Grange delegate; Auction at Pomona Grange on Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. (help is needed); Craft night will be May 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Alice Weaver; Next regular meeting will be Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 with sandwiches for refreshments; A meeting at Watson Grange to activate Jr. Grange-May 28th at 6:30 p.m. A hayride on June 6 at 6 p.m. at the home of John and Deanna Hollabaugh; PA State Grange Youth Camp in July as well as Family Festival on July 17 at Center Co. Grange Fair Grounds; Warren County Fair will be August 5th to the 9th.

Sports Boosters

Tidioute Sports Boosters are still accepting ads for the Tidioute Community Birthday Calendar.

All Tidioute area businesses received the information in the mail and should return the form and $40 by May 20 if you wish to place an ad. After May 20 business outside of the community to place an ad.

The boosters appreciate all the businesses that have already placed their ad.

Car Show

The Annual Wheels and Deals Car Show will be held on Saturday, May 24, at the Tidioute Ballfield.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Vendors are also welcome, for $10 a spot.

They are always looking for sponsors, and always accepting door prize donations.

For more information, contact Shawn Silvis at 814-730-2389.

Ham and Turkey Party

Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament committee members will be holding their Ham and Turkey Party on Sunday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Tidioute Firehall with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per person at the door. The kitchen will be open. Beverages will be furnished.

Anyone the under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and adult.

WWII Reenactment

The 6th Annual WWII Reenactment will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m.

Come and see the Battle of the Bridge at Remagen. The German Ludendorff Bridge was the only bridge on the Rhine River captured by American Forces during WWII.

Watch as the United States soldiers attack the town of Remagen, and capture the famous bridge after its failed destruction by the German engineers.

Hosted by the 99th Infantry Division Historical Society (Battlebabies), Tidioute Borough and Limestone Township, Tidioute VFW Post 8803 and Servicemen’s Home Corporation.

There will be a special viewing area for all veterans.

This year there will be several armor units coming.

The Tidioute Bridge will be closed to vehicle and foot traffic form 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to determine which side of the river your want to watch form and plan accordingly. Route 62 will be closed during the event from approximately 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Plan for delays and drive carefully as Route 62 will be congested.

Farmers Market vouchers

Farmers Market vouchers are available to Warren/Forest County residents, age 60 and older who meet income guidelines.

Income Guidelines: $21,590 for one and $29,101 for a couple.

Date is Thursday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tidioute Senior Center, 25 First Street, Tidioute

ID is required.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Council 9304 will host a visitation of the Sacred Pilgrim Image of Mary, the Immaculate Conception. It will be on display at St. John Catholic Church in Tidioute from May 19 to May 23. A Mass and a special prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 19, at the church. All are encouraged to participate.

Media Day

The WWII Reenactment group will be holding a Media Day on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tippy Ballfield.

All media are invited to attend.

Lodge Chief

Tidioute Community Charter School student Brian Bonner was recently elected to serve as Lodge Chief for the Gyantwachia Lodge #255 Order of the Arrow in the Chief Cornplanter Council, BSA.

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s Honor Society.

Bonner will take office in July.

An Eagle Scout, he is the son of Kevin and Beth Bonner of Tidioute. He will be a senior at Tidioute Community Charter School in the Fall.

Borough Council

Police Chief Steve Vincent reported traveling 727 miles for the past month and covered 11 incidents.

Manager Walt Snavley reported on the Community Development Block Grant project for redoing Johnson Street from Main Street to the Boat Launch. The specifications are being worked on.

Work is needed on McCauley Hill Road, following a discussion on the matter the maintenance department will be checking into the matter of repairs.

A sink hole was discovered on Green ST, the issue is being monitored.

Minutes were accepted, and the treasurers report was accept , permission was granted to pay the bills.

Conservation Day will be observed on Friday, May 16.

The Spring Clean Up Day went very well with several residents bring items to the borough garage for collection.

Award ceremony

TCCS will hold its Award Ceremony for students in grades 7-12 on Friday, May 16, at 9 a.m. The elementary awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 29, at 9 a.m. Parents and community members are welcome to attend.

The last day of school is on Friday May 30th. Students will be released at 11 a.m.