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Maplewood Elementary to hold annual field day

Good morning. With the month of June upon us, I will write weekly about the schedule of events and many activities of the Townville Old Home Days that will be held in mid-July.

Church news

— The Townville United Methodist Church worship

time is at 10:15 a.m., each Sunday. Troy Center UMC  worship hour is at 11:15 a.m. Pastor Jay Koe is the pastor for both churches, as well as for Blooming Valley UMC.

The annual conference will be held from June 8 until the 11th.

The Townville UMC council meeting is slated for June 13, at 7 p.m.

The Troy Center Bible Study is held every Sunday evening, at 6:30, at the home of Judy McPherson. Call (814) 967-2863 for more information or directions.  

— The Townville Baptist Church Sunday morning worship is at 9:15 a.m. Sunday school hour is held at 11 a.m.

The deacons’ board meeting is this evening, at 6:30 p.m.

Bible study is held at 6:15 p.m., each Tuesday.

The ABW will meet on June 10, at 10 a.m. The program will be “flower fun,” with Jody.

Tryonville United Methodist Church (UMC) holds its Sunday services at 11 a.m., on Sundays.


There is only one loss to mention this week. Diane Archer Lutton passed recently, due to cancer. She was a Maplewood High School graduate, Class of 1978.     

We express our many sympathies for this family that remains behind. May the family, friends, and neighbors find comfort in their many treasured memories, and find the needed peace in their hearts at this difficult time of loss.

Clubs and groups

The Townville yard sales will be held June 16-17. Times have not been set yet.

Old Home Days

The Townville Old Home Days committee had a meeting at the fire hall. All plans are proceeding for the 48th Annual Old Home Days for the community, on July 14-15. The theme this year is “Happy 150th Birthday, Townville.” The chairperson for the pageant is Maria Dreese, and she can be contacted, at anderson.dreese@gmail.com. The queen’s pageant will be on Friday evening, at 7. 

Application are avaiable now, and the first mandatory meeting will be at the Townville fire hall the same evening as the application deadline, which is June 26, at 6 p.m. (This will be just before the OHD committee meeting, at 7.)

The parade will be on Saturday morning, at 10, up Main Street. The chairperson for the parade is Judy McPherson. She can be contacted, at (814) 967-2863.

The outhouse races will return again this year on Saturday afternoon, and later on Saturday, the Frog Jump will be held for the kids — and adults — on the grassy area near the soccer field.

If you need to reserve a booth, please make them soon. The outdoor booths contact is Allison Gabriel. She can be reached, at (814) 547-3769, and for the indoor booths, call Sandy Goodemote, at (814) 789-4986, or Rose Gates, at (814) 967-4370.

To checkout the other events and details of the celebration, please go to the Townville Old Home Days facebook page, or the Townville, Pa facebook page

The next meeting will be held on June 26, at the Townville fire hall, at 7 p.m.

School events

Maplewood Elementary will hold its field day, on Friday. The last day of school for PENNCREST is June 9.

Maplewood Elementary Report Cards will be mailed on June 19.

From the kitchen

This week’s recipes are tailored to the diabetic but anyone can enjoy them, if desired. As the warm summer days approach, many of us enjoy being able to reach for a cool refreshing treat to have once in a while. A “blueberry freeze” is the first recipe.

Place one cup of frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup of pasteurized liquid egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of sugar-free grape jam in a food processor, and blend until combined. It will have a soft frozen texture. Pour the mixture into two parfait glasses and enjoy immediately, or keep in the freezer for up to 30 minutes to enjoy later. This recipe makes two servings, with 163 calories, each.

The second recipe to try is “raspberry parfait.” Begin by pureeing 1/2 cup of red raspberries in a food processor until smooth, adding a sugar substitute that equals 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Toast 1 tablespoon of unsalted pecans in a toaster oven for one minute until brown. Remove to cool. Measure out 1/2 cup of low-fat raspberry yogurt and scoop half of the yogurt into a parfait glass. Spoon one-half of the raspberry sauce on top next, then repeat the layers. Top with the roasted pecans, and if desired, add a few raspberries on top. 

Chill until ready to eat. Each recipe makes one serving and will be between 161-170 calories, depending on how many raspberries you top the parfait with. 

Have a happy…

The first birthdays for the week are Sarah Litke, Logan Battin, Brenda Corley, and Lillian McNamara, on the 6th; while Vicki Reed has her day on the 7th. Sharing the 8th are Wesley Foote and Sue Black. Sharing the 9th are Cathy Archer and Shelly McPherson. 

The last birthdays for the week are Patty Moses and Natalie Held, on the 10th.

Don and Dine Hanna have their anniversary on the 8th.

If you have a special day during the week, that I have missed, or you have some special upcoming dates that you wish to have noted in the column, I invite you to let me know, so that I may add those dates to my calendar of Townville (formerly or current) people, and events to publish.

Contact me

Many thanks for all the feedback and information that folks have shared. I appreciate the time that folks have taken to get news to me each week. Your input is what makes our news complete. It is a great pleasure to hear from members of the community.

If you have any comments or concerns about the column, please feel free to call or email me. Be sure to note the subject of your email as “Townville News,” so that I may give it prompt and proper attention, and not miss your information. 

If you have some news or information that you wish to share, please be sure to submit it to me by noon on Tuesday, so that I may include it in the current week’s article. 

McCarl can be reached at 967-2677, or mccarl7577@hotmail.com.

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