Tidioute Area News in Brief

Senior Center Menu

Thursday, Aug. 7 will be stuffed peppers or stuffed cabbage (your choice), mashed potatoes, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Aug. 11 will be meatball subs, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Aug.12 will be ham and scalloped potatoes, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Aug. 14 will be soup and sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Monday, Aug. 18 will be macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, dessert and beverages.

Tuesday, Aug. 19 will be pulled pork sandwiches, dessert and beverages.

Thursday, Aug. 21 will be lemon pepper fish, dessert and beverages.

Call the senior center at 484-3020 to sign up for lunch.

Sports Boosters

Tidioute Sports Boosters will hold its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Tidioute Boat Launch.

Time to get started for the new school year. Hope to see some new faces there. Everyone welcome.

Knights of Columbus

Tidioute Knights of Columbus members will meet on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.

The previously scheduled picnic will be rescheduled for another time at this meeting.

All members are urged to attend.

Members are still selling tickets on the engraved Henry Big Boy 44 Magnum before and after Mass at St. John Church, and they can be purchased from any member of the Knights of Columbus. The drawing will take place on Sept. 28

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

Vacation Bible School

Tidioute First United Methodist Church will be hosting the Community Vacation Bible School on Aug. 11-15. Time will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for grades kindergarten through sixth grade.

This will be an evening event with a theme of “Kingdom Chronicles”.

For more information, contact Mary Huntington at 484-7766 or Pastor Keith at 484-7721.

School Collection

Tidioute First United Methodist Church is still collecting back to school items for Tidioute Community Charter School students.

Boxes are located in the Tidioute Public Library, Buccardo’s Restaurant, Evans ShurSave, Northwest Savings Bank, Tidioute Trading Post, and Tidioute Senior Center or at the church when the yellow sign is out.

Southern Gospel

If you like Southern Gospel then you need to save the date of Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. for that is when the “Blackwood Legacy Gospel” will be performing.

This is open to the public and only a free will offering will be collected.

Parking Lot Update

Tidioute Area Health and Dental Center, Inc. and Darling’s Tidioute Pharmacy employees will soon have a new parking lot. The walls are up and the sign of Tidioute is on the wall.

Tidioute VFW Post 8803 has made a generous donation for the parking lot. Their generous donation is appreciated.

Reenactment a Success

Once again, the WWII Reenactment committee is to be commended on the great job it did for the reenactment.

There were 280 reenactors and their families in Tidioute on Saturday to recreate the Battle of Remagen, Germany. The Infantrymen were organized by the 99th Infantry Division 39rd Regiment, Easy Company Reenactment Group (Battlebabies) reenacted battle which began at 3 p.m. and was over by 4 p.m.

The encampment at Limestone Township Ballfield was quite busy as reenactors put the finishing touches on their skills.

Over 3,100 spectators were present to watch as this battle unfolded and came to an end with the capture of the Bridge and the Germans surrendering.

Those here to observe the reenactment had the opportunity to visit the encampment and ask questions about WWII. Also, there were a lot of booths and tents set up in the viewing area with merchandise for sale such as the 6th annual t-shirt, hats, window clings, bake sales.

Cynthia Lindemuth sang the National Anthem. Lee Lindemuth, VFW Post 8803 commander, did all the announcing.

Guest speaker was Retired Army MST SGT Steve Appleby, director of the Eldred, PA WWII Museum.

Several veterans were present to watch the battle, there was a special viewing area for the veterans and their families.

Some of our local veterans shared where the served. Bill Brown served during WWII with tours in France, Germany and Austria and was across the channel. Bill Konkle served in Korea, Richard Downey served all over Europe in such place as France, Germany, Switzerland to name a few. Les Lindemuth served in Vietnam in 1967.

Burris Honored

Ed Burris, a Vietnam veteran who retired from the Navy with 22 years of service, was given a special plaque from the citizens of Warren County for his dedicated work for the Warren County Veterans Affairs and the PA Veterans Foundation.

The plaque was presented by state Rep. Kathy Rapp and state Sen. Scott Hutchinson.

In 2002 Burris became the VA Director for Warren County and since that time he has worked tirelessly for local veterans.

Burris has served as President of the State Association of County Directors, the State VA Commission and the Pennsylvania War Council; which advises the governor on veteran’s benefits. He has served on the advisory board for Soldiers and Sailors Home of Erie and sits on the Veterans Advisory board for Congressman Mike Kelly.

His desire and can-do attitude have helped hundreds of veterans and their families. Both with benefits and designing the Veterans Relief Fund which has set a new standard for other directors to follow. Burris’s dedication has reached far beyond veterans. His continued services has enriched the entire county and beyond.

Decorating Gazebo

Tidioute Borough has been approached with a request to start decorating the gazebo in Picture Show Park.

It will accept donations and if enough interest and money is generated for this project it will go ahead. Keep in mind that the Holiday Lighting Committee decorates for the Christmas Season. The borough could decorate for the other holidays.

At this time residents at the Tidioute Towers are caring for and decorating the gazebo behind the Towers.

To make a donation to the gazebo project, send your donations to Tidioute Borough Office, 129 Main St., Tidioute, PA 16351 marked “Gazebo Decorating”.

Flag Contest

Tidioute Borough Council is initiating a design for an official flag to represent the borough.

Everyone youth or adult, borough resident or not is invited to submit design proposals for a flag. All design submissions must be in color on nothing larger than legal paper (8.5 x 14). In addition, some of the basic rules include:

1. Keep the design simple. The most successful flags are ones that children can draw from memory.

2. Just a few primary or secondary colors is better than a host of colors.

3. Use meaningful imagery. All designs should, in some way reflect the history, geography or other important imagery (an animal, etc.) that is representative of Tidioute.

4. There should be no wording on the flag.

5. Do not use other people’s work. All designs must be original designs by the submitter.

6. Submissions must be in color utilizing crayon, marker, paint or other medium, or graphic art (Computer) technology.

Design submissions must be accompanied by a short summary of why the imagery in your design was used and why you chose the colors you used in the design. This must on the back of your design page and legible.

As they want to ensure anonymous voting based solely on the design, the borough is asking that you not put your name directly on your design. You may put your name on a separate piece of paper attached to the design. All submissions will be logged on a sheet and issued a number. Your name will be on the entry sheet next to the number you are assigned. That assigned number, not your name, will also be placed on your design to ensure anonymity during judging.

Judges will include members of the Tidioute Borough Council, some faculty from the Tidioute Community Charter School, and some other interested patrons of the contest.

The top three designs selected will be awarded cash prize money for their designs: $100 for the winning design, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.

The contest started on Aug. 1 and will end Nov. 1. All design submissions must be postmarked by that date.

For a list of all official rules or for any questions, call or stop by the borough office at 129 Main St., or call 484-7424 . You can also obtain rules by emailing tboro@tidioute.org.

This is also the address to use when submitting designs.

Flag contest winners will be announced and the winning designs shared with the public after the contest deadline.

Victorian Tea

A Ladies Victorian Tea Luncheon will be sponsored by the Presbyterian Women’s Association location is at the Presbyterian Church, 196 Main St., Tidioute on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Entertainment will be Conewango Clippers.

Cost is $10 per person.

For tickets, contact Barb Downey at 589-7508 or Jane McManigle at 484-3296.

Produce Express

The next Produce Express will be on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at Tidioute Firehall.

THS Class of ’64

Members of the Tidioute High School class of 1964 gathered at the Candlelight Inn for their 50 class reunion. A great time was had by all those who attended and a good meal was served.

Attending were Sherry McGraw Williams, Randy Knight, Ken Anderson, Tom Shields, Dick Brown, Francis (Zeke) Yeager, Elizabeth Bliss Gesin, Nancy Laird Anderson, Helen (Susie) Robison McKay, Ann Donaldson Jones and Kathy Mechling Farnsworth.