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The Howard Area Lions Club will NOT be giving out an extra box of food today, but instead the extra box will be given out during regular food distributions in October. Please let families participating in the food bank assistance know that the distribution is not taking place today, but Monday, October 3 for Center County residents and October 17 for Clinton County residents. . Food is distributed at the former Beech Creek Elementary School from noon to 3 p.m. Don’t wait until 3 p.m. to get the food aid because if people don’t come regularly or if it’s raining, the Lions can close early. Bring back your sturdy boxes so they can be reused for each distribution.

The Lions Club requires a freezer to store frozen foods from the food bank. If you have a freezer that you would be willing to donate, or if you could provide funds for Lions to purchase a new freezer, please contact Lion Ron Davy at 570-962-2407. The Lions will also take care of picking up the freezer at your home! Your donation would be tax deductible and a freezer (or two) will certainly help Lions continue to provide frozen foods to families receiving food assistance.

Lions Bingo will take place on October 13 and 27. Doors and kitchen open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo games begin at 6:30 p.m. Lions have their 2023 PA Lottery Calendars for sale, so see a Lion to buy your $10 ticket to win all year 2023.

We missed Lion Art and Lion Leo at last Bingo and hope they are doing better. These two loyal Lions handle the 50/50 sales at Bingo nights.


The Twinkle Toes Dance crew members are really excited about their trip to Disney World in Florida to dance on stage at Disney Springs on October 13. The public, who have so wonderfully supported the dance team in their fundraising efforts over the past year, are invited to their final rehearsal and “Overview” performance to be held at Price Auditorium on the Lock Haven University campus this Sunday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Any last minute donations can be made at the show or by calling Angela at 570-660-6693.


Aaronsburg will be hosting a craft show in conjunction with their harvest festival this weekend, October 1-2.

Howard VFW will be hosting a fall bazaar at the club on October 8.

The seniors residing at Fox Hill Senior Apartments have been busy making crafts and will be hosting a craft show and flea market of their wares on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. items, plus flea market antiques, paintings, puzzles and more. The apartment complex is located on Rockrimmon Drive along Benner Pike just outside of Bellefonte (near J&E Guns). For more information, call Janet at 814-355-8031.

The Beech Creek Friendship Community Center will be hosting a fall bazaar at the center on Friday, October 21 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Reserve a $10 table now by calling Sandi at 570-962-2397.

The Howard Fire Company’s Punkin Chunkin will be held at Bald Eagle State Park on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and craft vendors are needed.

FCC members will be at the center every Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. to sell Kiwanis raffle tickets. Tickets are only $1 each. Kiwanis has raised the prize money to hand out, so stop by to buy tickets or grab a pound or two to help sell tickets to meet FCC needs.

Haven Performing Arts is hosting a holiday craft show on December 3 at the Red Eye Center. Email Rachael at to request vendor information.


The Bald Eagle Valley Community Church will be hosting a pie sale on Monday, October 10th. Pre-orders can be phoned Janette at 814-883-0893.

You can have your choice of ham or chicken pot pie for $8 a liter and the church gives you bread to go with it. Pickup is from 4 p.m. until all are sold out drive-through style in the church parking lot.

The church is located in Wingate, behind the Milesburg Sheetz store at 111 Runville Road, Bellefonte.

The last pie sale of this fall will take place on November 14th. Mark your calendars and call Janette to place your orders early.


The Liberty Township Sportsman’s Association will be hosting a sports clay shooting session on Saturday, October 8 at the clubhouse along Marsh Creek Road. The cost is $15 for 50 shots and the event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food will be available around lunch time. Call Gary at 814-355-7784 for more information.


The next Center Hall Fire Company Bingo will be held on Friday, October 7 at the Witmer Avenue Fire Hall. Doors and kitchen open at 5 p.m. Early bird games start at 6:30 p.m. More bingo players are needed as winnings increase with attendance. Tear tickets and food will be available. A nine-pack of 20 games is $29, and more packs are available.

CHFC Bingo will take place again on Friday November 4th and Friday December 2nd.


Logan Grange #109, 122 N. Main St., Pleasant Gap, will be hosting a soup sale on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last. Soup flavors are Chicken Corn Noodles, Stuffed Pepper Soup, and Chilli. Pre-orders are suggested by calling 814-360-5756. Soups will cost $9 a liter and can also be ordered through their Facebook page.


The Senior Cheer Club met on September 1 at the Friendship Community Center in Beech Creek. After a shared potluck lunch, President Larry Butler called the business side of the meeting to order. All 15 members stood to say the Lord’s Prayer and pledge to the American flag. The minutes of the previous meeting are read and approved. The devotions were taken from Psalm 16 verses 1-11.

Everyone sang Happy Birthday to those with birthdays in September, Nancy Hendricks, Gail Spangler, Alice Robison, Marilyn Ream and Mary Ellen Pletcher.

Jane Confer read a poem called “Sunflowers” which she had written in memory of her husband. Ann Williams shared a poem that club member Jane Confer wrote a long time ago titled “We used to.”

A sheet was distributed on Operation Christmas Child and the items that can be packed in a children’s shoebox for Christmas thanks to Samaritan’s Purse. Crystal Haagen, who is the local shoebox collection manager, will join us as a guest speaker for our next meeting.

Members must bring an unboxed item for the Chinese auction to be held in October.

Bonnie Walker brought the door prize which was won by Deb Young, who will bring a door prize to the next meeting.

Cheer Club invites anyone interested in hearing Crystal talk about her experiences with Operation Christmas Child to come to the meeting on October 6 starting at noon. Crystal will talk about her work with the Shoebox Ministry and her experiences when she personally distributed boxes to children in Peru and Ukraine during her travels there.

Call club president Larry Butler at 570-726-6635 for more information about Cheer Club.

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Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 814-625-2684.

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