Tidioute Area News in Brief

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, May 22 will be lemon pepper fish or regular fish, your choice, dessert and beverages.

Monday, May 26 closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 27 cook’s choice

Thursday, May 29 will be cold plate, dessert and beverages.

Flags at Cemetery

Members of VFW Post 8803 will meet at the Post on Thursday, May 22, at 9 a.m. to go to each of the cemeteries and put flags on all the grave sites of those who served.

They can use all the volunteers they can get for this event. You do not have to be a member of the VFW or even a social member of the Servicemen’s Home Corp to help with this, just be at the VFW by 9 a.m. Thursday.

Townwide Yard Sales

Tidioute Borough will hold its Townwide Yard Sales on Saturday, May 24.

There will be sales at the intersection of Rt.62 and Rt. 337, 9730 Rt. 62, Jefferson St., Main St.

Those wishing to hold a sale should let the borough know. Otherwise just set up your sale and have fun with it.

Memorial Services

VFW Post 8803 will hold its annual Memorial Day Services at the Tidioute Cemetery on Monday, May 26 at 10 a.m.

Veterans and Tidioute Band will leave the VFW Post and march to the cemetery for the ceremonies.

Bake Sale

Resident at Tidioute Towers will be having a bake sale at the Towers on Saturday, May 24.

This is open to the public and area residents are urged to support this bake sale.

Tidioute Public Library

The Tidioute Public Library will be having a book sale on Saturday, May 24.

There will be fiction, non-fiction, paper backs, audio books and a few movies.

This sale will continue until the end of May.

Library hours are Monday and Wednesday noon to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.

Poppy Sales

Memorial Day is near and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Tidioute VFW Post 8803 have started their Poppy campaign.

This is a special day that we remember and honor those who made the supreme sacrifice for their country.

The Buddy Poppy started in the 1920s when it became the flower of remembrance.

Wear the Buddy Poppy proudly, especially on Memorial Day and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be safe and free.

All proceeds from donations goes to their Tidioute veterans and families and our many veterans programs.

Car Show

The Wheels and Deals Car Show will be held on Saturday, May 24 in the Tidioute Ballfield across the street from the Tidioute Firehall.

Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Vendors are welcome, there is a $10 fee for each spot.

Sponsors are needed; contact Shawn Silvis at 814-730-2389 for more information.

Ham and Turkey Party

The annual Ham and Turkey Party for Memorial Day Weekend will be held on Sunday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Tidioute Firehall, doors will be open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $3 per person at the door. The kitchen will be open. Beverages will be provided. Bring a friend and join the fun.

Proceeds benefit the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary

Sisters of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8803 will be celebrating their end of the term dinner on Tuesday, June 24 at the Wanango Country Club.

A charter bus will leave the club’s parking lot at 5 p.m. sharp.

A $10 deposit is required upon signup. Signup sheet is behind the bar at club. Deposit will be returned at the dinner.

June 1 is the last day to sign up.

If you have any questions, call Jackie Edmiston, chairperson, at 484-7429.

Birthday Calendar Ads

Those businesses wishing to advertise on Tidioute Community Birthday Calendar should contact Denise at 484-3202 or Amanda at 730-3120.

Ads are $40 each; after this week ads will be accepted from businesses outside of Tidioute.

Senior Center Activities

Sheri Holcomb from Titusville Hospital was on hand to take blood pressures for the twenty-some who were present.

Members of the senior center voted to purchase a voucher for the meat and bread for the Picnic Basket will be for $30 and can be redeemed at Evan’s Market.

Sue Himes from the Allegheny Community Center/Retired Senior Volunteer program director came on Tuesday, May 20 to bring the Tidioute Senior Center members up to date on the status of the Tidioute Center. Contrary to rumors the Tidioute Senior is not being closed. As federal cuts have played a big role in what is happening in providing services to seniors it is important to recruit more members as Harrisburg likes numbers. Tidioute will be under the umbrella of the Allegheny Community Center. If you have any questions, call Sue Himes at the Allegheny Community Center and she will try to find an answer for you.

Upcoming programs include a program on June 30 on vision/diabetes; July 10 “How to get back in the work force” and on July 22 there will be glaucoma testing.

June 5 will be Farmers Market Voucher; June 18 will be Senior Games at Betts Park.

On Thursday, Louise and Topper Saltace were lunch guests from the Endeavor Senior Center and they invited the Tidioute Senior Center members to an indoor picnic on July 18 and on July 14 is Endeavor’s meatloaf fundraiser.

Tickets are still available on the 4th of July Picnic Basket Raffle.

Halls of Ivy

Tidioute Community Charter School graduate Kendra Mae Sauers finished her freshman year at Great Lakes Institute of Technology in Erie with a 4.0 GPA.

Kendra is the daughter of Ron and Michelle Baribeau and her grandparents are Gary and Carol Sauers.

Respects to Sailors

and Airmen

Richard Bunce, formally of Tidioute and the son of Harold and Margie Bunce of Tidioute, was in Australia recently to pay respect to those sailors and airmen who helped keep Australia free during the Battle of the Coral Sea.

While there, Richard met a retired Marine Gunny Sergeant who is now an elected member of Australian Parliament. The American representative to the U.S. Ambassador of Australia who represented the United States was Stephanie Bunce, no relation to Richard. Stephanie read a message from the President of the United States. The two of them had a nice laugh over the last name since you do not hear the name Bunce too often.

Richard wore all his medals for this ceremony because that is what they do there for ceremonies like this.

A great day for Richard and his girlfriend Erika Van Wykfor a very memorable event.

Farmers Market Voucher

Tidioute Senior Center will have the Farmers Market voucher on Thursday, May 5 from 9 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.

Income guidelines are $21,590 for one person and $ 29,101 for a family of two.

These vouchers are Warren and Forest counties residents age 60 and older who meet the income guidelines.


Watson Grange will be having hayrides at John and Deana Hollabaugh’s home on Rt. 337 on Friday, June 6 at 6 p.m.

Deerfield Township Cleanup

Residents and landowners will have an opportunity to clean up their property and dispose of things at the Deerfield Township building on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost is $10 per car load and $20 per pick truck load.

Upcoming Events:

22 Watson Grange at 6:30 p.m.

24 Car Show at ball field

Townwide Yard Sales

25 Ham and Turkey Party at Firehall at 7:30 p.m.

26 Memorial Day Parade