What’s function in Howard? By Tammy Coakley

The promenade dress eventuality during BEA began in 2013 and has branched out to all a internal schools and a village as well. Females who might need something special for a grave eventuality like Mom Proms and weddings are acquire to name a dress from tyro government’s collection. Currently accessible are dresses suitable for proms, for bridesmaids to wear, for semi-formals, and even dresses suitable for wearing to church services and graduations.

Two years ago a tyro supervision advisors motionless to support a fellas with shirts, ties, shoes, pants and jackets so that a males can demeanour genuine good for their grave dances, too. Money lifted and financial donations also assistance a boys with tux rentals fees and to buy dresses for certain sizes that are indispensable though that haven’t been donated already.

The large promenade dress pull comes in Jan when all of a dresses are brought out and done prepared for browsers to try them on and name one that they’d like to wear.

If anyone is meddlesome in donating a dress or peculiarity wardrobe for a boys, greatfully call Diane during 814-280-8935.


Tragedy struck in a form of a glow that burnt a Williamsport home of a Lyons family on Dec. 2. John, Jr. (“J.J.”) and Jessica Lyons mislaid their home and many of their security to a fire. Fortunately, a immature integrate and their 6-year-old daughter Jilline were uninjured in a blaze.

J.J. is a firefighter for a Williamsport Bureau of Fire, and Jessica is a helper for BAYADA. Both have put their lives on a line to assistance others when there was a need, and now is a time for us to assistance them and uncover a support in assisting them by this tragedy.

A spaghetti advantage repast is designed by a Williamsport Firefighters Local 736. The advantage will be hold on Dec. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. during a Old Lycoming Fire Department located during 1600 Dewey Ave., Williamsport. The menu will underline spaghetti and meatballs, salad, rolls, desserts and drinks. Eat-in and take-out dishes will be available. Children will accept a discount.

Howard Fire Company is also organizing a advantage for a Lyons family that will be hold in January.

J.J. Lyons grew adult nearby Howard and has been concerned with a Howard Fire Company given his teenage years.


The annual Santa Jump Jamboree will be hold in Beech Creek on Saturday. Food and qualification vendors will be set adult in a Friendship Community Center, a Beech Creek-Blanchard Fire Company Social Hall and along a drift between a precinct building and a round field. The eventuality runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Santa’s Workshop with crafts for kids will be during a Friendship Community Center. Santa and his elves will parachute onto a round margin during 1 p.m., continue needing that a craft can fly. Santa will hail a children and palm out treats once he gets resolutely planted on a belligerent after his skydiving entrance. Photos with Santa, his elves and strolling snowmen will be accessible via a day.

There will be bike give-aways for 3 age groups and a Legion Ladies Auxiliary will be giving divided turkeys and hams. There will be other, 50/50 raffles and tiny games of possibility games, too. A Chinese auction with some fanciful donated equipment will also be available.

Parking will be accessible during a Beech Creek American Legion and a Wesleyan church with a convey train using frequently via a day with drop-offs and boarding during a post bureau area. There will be singular disabled parking spaces nearby a precinct building and glow station.

Call Billie during 570-962-9944 or Wendy during 570-295-0421 for some-more information.


December Winter Bird Walks will be hold during Bald Eagle State Park any Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. You’ll be means to knowledge a mornings of bird-watching and apropos informed with a birds that are during a park while removing some exercise. Meet during a park office, dress for a wintry outdoor and move your binoculars.

On Fridays during Dec there will be Winter Healthy Hikes by a park. The hikes will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and will be about dual miles long. Dress for a outdoor and move a full H2O bottle. Meet during a Nature Inn to start a hiking treks.

For some-more sum call a park naturalist during 814-625-9369.


A Howard Area Lions blood expostulate will be hold on Dec. 13 during a Howard Fire Hall from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Blood donors of all forms are needed. This is a “Bleed Blue” blood drive.

Each donor presenting during blood drives from now by midst Feb will be entered to win a VIP Penn State hockey package. For internal travel arrangements, call Lion Paul during 570-660-0265.

Lions Bingo will be on Dec. 14 and Dec. 28 during a Beech Creek-Blanchard Fire Company Social Hall. Doors open during 5:30 p.m. and bingo games start during 6:30. Come early and suffer food, snacks and soda from a kitchen.

Food bank placement will be on Dec. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. during a former Beech Creek Elementary School. You contingency have pre-registered for Toys for Tots and a Christmas turkey to collect yours adult on a 18th.

Howard Area Food Bank serves families vital in Howard, Blanchard, Beech Creek and those in vital in a townships of Beech Creek, Curtin, Howard, Liberty, Marion and Walker.

Food bank dates subsequent month will be on Jan. 8 for Centre County residents and on Jan. 15 for Beech Creek and Beech Creek Township residents. Note a change in a placement date due to New Year’s Day.

Lions Club Lottery Calendars are accessible for sale along with raffle tickets to compensate for a food bank rent. The lottery calendars are $10 any and final a whole year prolonged during 2018. The food bank raffle tickets are $1 any or a book of 7 for $5. The winners will be drawn during a Sweetheart Dinner on Feb. 10, 2018.


The Lighthouse Reformed Church during 135 E. Main St., Howard, will have a candlelight Christmas Eve use commencement during 11 p.m. during a church. Everyone is acquire to come and applaud a loyal definition of Christmas!

The church will also be charity a open forum on “Addiction in Howard” and how we can learn some-more to assistance those battling with further and those who might need diagnosis and liberation resources. The forum will start during 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28. For some-more info call Pastor Clyde during 814-590-4379.


Howard Happenings is created and gathered by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by emailing to tammy@ioiofficeinc.com or by write during


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