Tidioute Area News in Brief

Senior Center Menu

The center was closed earlier this week, this was due to a gas leak.

Monday, July 7 will be broccoli aoup, sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, July 8 will be goulash, vegetable, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, July 10 will be hot turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes, dessert and beverages.

Monday, July 14 will be chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, July 15 will be spaghetti and meatballs, dessert and sandwiches.

Thursday, July 17 will be bacon cheeseburgers, potatoes, dessert and beverages.

Picnic Basket Raffle

Due to the Tidioute Senior Center being closed for a gas leak, the drawing for the 4th of July picnic basket will be held on the first day that the center reopens.

Picnic Rescheduled

Since the picnic for the Tidioute Senior Center was cancelled last Wednesday due to the storm, the picnic will be rescheduled for either Wednesday, July 23 or Wednesday, July 30.

Date will be announced as soon as plans are finalized and it will be at the home of Martha Walters on McCauley Hill Road.

Deerfield Township

Deerfield Township is holding a special meeting to appoint a supervisor and emergency management coordinator on Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m. at the Deerfield Township Building, 4638 Morrison Hill Rd.

This special meeting needs to be held so they can appoint a supervisor within 30 days from the resignation of the other supervisor.

Knights of Columbus

A reminder that the Knights of Columbus of St. John Church will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. at St. John Center.

Note the date change due to the 4th of July.

Summer Reading Program

Tidioute Public Library’s Summer Reading Program begins on Monday, July 7 and will continue until Aug. 2.

This year the theme is “Fizz Boom Read!”.

There will be programs for kids ages 2- 16.

More details and registration forms are available at the library.

The library is open Monday and Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Watson Grange

Master Bob Hollabaugh presided over the recent meeting of Watson Grange.

Junior Leader Miranda Irons said that one junior has been participating with another one scheduled to start attending. Crafts are being worked on for judging during the Warren County Fair. Any child between the ages of 5 to 14 are welcome to join. They will meet again on Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m.

PA State Grange Youth Camp was held this past weekend with Matt and Miranda Irons attending along with their son Daxter. Matt was instructor for the science workshops.

Two craft nights were set, one on Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grange to pour stepping stones and on Monday, July 14 at the home of Alice Weaver at 6:30 p.m. to work on other projects to be judged at the fair.

The program was a bit of hodgepodge. A poem on math was read by Mary Jane Burris, Game-Chips on calendar page was won by Alice Weaver, Vacation mad lib read by Lecturer Kelly Van Ord and a View of a Cat was read by Miranda Irons.

The next meeting will be on July 10 with the quarterly birthday dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the grange hall.

Raft Races

Anything That Floats Allegheny River Raft Races will be held Saturday, July 12.

Race will start at 11 a.m. behind the Wildwood on Rt. 62 and will end at the Tidioute Boat Launch at 3 p.m.

Entry fee is $5 per person.

A theme of “Superheros” leaves lots to the imagination, so let’s get those entries started and have a great time with family and friends.

Trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third place in Drifters, Paddles, Canoes, and Kayaks. Trophies for the Most Spectacular Raft (one that is decorated to fit the theme), Furthest Traveled, Youngest Participant and Oldest Participant.

This event is sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary of Post 8803.

For more information, contact Sonya Spencer at 706-7566 or Melissa Potts at 730-3528.

WWII Reenactment

Once again, Tidioute will be hosting the sixth annual WWII Reenactment, this will be on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. Additional sponsors include the 99th Infantry Division, 393rd Regiment Easy CO., Battlebabies, Limestone Township, Tidioute VFW Post 8803 and the Servicemen’s Home Corporation.

Committee members are requesting that Tidioute residents hang white sheets from a window of their home to signify their surrender. If you don’t understand the white sheets, contact he borough office at 484-7424 for more information.

The bridge at Remagen was the last remaining bridge on the Rhine River and much like the one in Tidioute, this is why Tidioute was chosen as the location for this WWII reenactment.

Much of the terrain is also the same as Germany.

There will be hundreds of infantryman here to reenact this battle beginning at 3 p.m.. The encampment will be set up in Limestone Ballfield just south of Tidioute Bridge.

Visitors are welcome and encouraged to stop at the encampment to see how it was back then. There will be WWII memorabilia for sale and on display along with American and German uniforms, equipment, and vehicles. The best time to visit the encampment is Friday noon until sunset and on Saturday from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Media Day will be Friday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. till noon.

A few reminders is that for everyone’s safety, spectators are asked to remain outside roped areas during the reenactment and to follow instructions of fire police and reenactments volunteers.

Viewing areas are available on both sides of the river with limited nearby parking.

There will be a special viewing area for veterans located at the intersection of King Street and Buckingham Street.

Use available trash cans and thank you for not littering.

Guest speaker this year will be MSG Steven Appleby, director of the Eldred, Pa., WWII Museum, who will speak during the opening ceremonies at the veterans tent area on Buckingham street beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Tidioute Bridge will be closed from 2 to 4 p.m. Also, Route 62 will be closed approximately a half hour (3:30 to 4 p.m.)

Volunteers for crowd control are always needed, those interested can contact Lee Lindemuth at 484-0225.

Come and join Tidioute and the re-enactors for an interesting event.

TAVFD Appeal Letter

Tidioute Area Volunteer Fire Department has mailed out a letter of appeal seeking financial donations from residents and campers.

We are fortunate to have a volunteer fire department in this rural area. There is a serious need for manpower and funding. Firefighting personnel, EMTs, First Responders, drivers, and many other positions need to be filled. If you would like to be a volunteer with this fire department or have any ideas of how to make their operations more efficient contact Fire Chief Mark Veasey or stop at the firehall on a Thursday evening during training exercises.

Any monetary donations will be appreciated and can be made payable to TAVFD and mailed to P. O. Box 122, Tidioute, PA 16351.