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Santa will be visiting Millheim and the surrounding area of ​​the Millheim Fire Company coverage area tomorrow morning. Santa will leave Station 18 in a fire engine at 8 a.m. and distribute treats to children on the streets of Millheim, Aaronsburg, Coburn and Woodward. Hear the siren announcing the arrival of Santa Claus and take your children to the sidewalk to see Santa Claus.

The Millheim Fire Company is also hosting a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $ 4 for ages 5 to 12 and $ 6 for ages 13 and over. Children aged 4 and under can have breakfast with Santa for free. Milk and orange juice will also be served with the meal.

For more information on Santa’s traditional visit to Millheim this weekend, call 814-424-0268.


Howard United Methodist Church will be hosting a Christmas Eve worship service on Friday, December 24, starting at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The public is invited to attend the service and enjoy a birthday cake in honor of Jesus and ice cream afterwards.



The Howard Borough Parks and Recreation Committee will be selling its 2022 calendars outside the Post Office from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays in December. Proceeds from calendar sales will keep city parks in good shape, so be sure to purchase yours soon. They also make great Christmas gifts!


The Howard Area Lions Food Bank will be open Dec. 20 for distribution to Clinton County residents living in the Beech Creek and Township borough as well as to Center County residents who missed their food distribution earlier this. this month. Distribution is from noon to 3 p.m. at the old Beech Creek Elementary School. Make sure to bring back your sturdy boxes every month so they can be refilled.

Those using the Howard Area Lions Food Bank who are eligible to receive the toddler toys this year should make sure to go to the December 20 distribution to register and complete the necessary information. to collect the toys. The toys will be distributed on December 20 during food bank hours from noon to 3 p.m.

Lions Bingo will be held at the Beech Creek Fire Company Social Hall on December 23. The doors and kitchen open at 5 p.m. and the bingo games start at 6:30 p.m.

At the last bingo everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to Linda Kessinger, Barb Teaman and Peggy Gilbert who are celebrating their birthdays this month. Thank you, Linda, for sharing your birthday cake with everyone at bingo.

At the start of the bingo, a trivia question was asked by Lion Paul Confer which went like this… Santa Claus makes all his elves go to school at the North Pole because having a good education is very important. What did each of Santa’s elves have to learn in school?

Donna Greendoner won a $ 5 bill, her response being the “Elfabet”.


The Country Jam at the Howard Fire Station will not take place this month as the Fourth Sunday is so close to Christmas and the band members will be busy with their post-Christmas activities.

The members of the Back Porch String Band wish everyone a safe Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Members of the United Methodist Church in the Bald Eagle Valley Community will participate in their annual living nativity scene titled “The Reason for the Season”, with the public invited to attend this Christmas celebration.

The living nativity scene will take place tonight, December 17th; Saturday December 18; and Sunday, December 19, and features pre-recorded music, live actors and real animals. Each evening there will be two nightly shows with the first starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by a show at 7:30 p.m.

The nursery is held outdoors at Eagle Towing and Recovery located at 1049 S. Eagle Valley Road, near Wingate. Tiered seats are available. Dress warmly and bring a blanket for the temperatures outside.

Contact Debbie at 814-355-0075 for more information.


Howard Fire Company has started a CornHole League and participants are invited to join and play weekly. The new league kicked off on December 14 at 7 p.m. and will be held every Tuesday evening until the end of March at the fire hall. Individual scores are kept for the weeks of your participation.

The cost is $ 10 per person each week and you can play individually or with a team of two.

Contact Don Moore on the Howard Fire Company Facebook page or just show up Tuesday night to sign up and start playing CornHole.



Make Howard happy and shiny this Christmas season by entering the second annual Christmas Decorating Contest. Howard residents and businesses are invited to get creative with lights, 12 foot inflatables, or whatever you can make or find in your attic to decorate.

To enter your home or business in the contest, you must have already submitted your name and address to [email protected] Your home will not be eligible for the contest if you have not registered using this email by the December 11 registration deadline.

Here is a list of houses that have successfully entered the contest:

152 Main Street East; 195 Main Street East; 196 E. Main Street; 123 Heverly Street; 145 Black Street; 127 Howard Street; 306 Walnut Street; 224 Shirlyn Drive and 254 Shirlyn Drive.

These are the houses that all voters should plan to visit to see all the lights and decorations, and then you will vote for the house that you think is best decorated.

Voting is due in person on December 18. Everyone must assemble and show up at the municipal park kiosk (next to the post office) between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow night to fill out and submit their ballot. Votes can only be submitted to the Belvedere event.

Treats and drinks will be served as you vote for your favorite Happy Howardays house. Anyone can participate in the vote and now is a great time to wish your friends and neighbors a vacation in Howard.

The gift card prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third votes in the contest.

Contact Anita at 814-571-4160 for more information. and stay tuned for me to announce the winners here too.


Liberty Baptist Church in Blanchard has packages of Terry Lynn nuts that still have not been sold. The varieties of nuts range from almonds, cashews, peanuts and walnuts. The items are priced from $ 6 to $ 12 and will make great Christmas gifts. If you’re interested, call Joyce at 570-962-3355.


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

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