Townville Class of 1972 will hold its 50th reunion | Villeville


Hello. Now that the Townville Old Home Days are over and the cleanup is complete, life in the borough is returning to a more normal pace, like in other small towns and villages.

There are still events happening in the area, but for the most part we can participate as spectators, rather than being on duty as volunteers do. And we can breathe a deep sigh of relief because we managed to organize a great celebration, and the community will benefit in many ways from what we have achieved after the pandemic shutdown.

It felt good to be back on the school grounds for our festivities this year with the attendance and comments from visitors who seemed to wholeheartedly support the effort.

Church News

— Townville United Methodist Church has Sunday worship services at 10:15 a.m. A social time with refreshments takes place after the morning service. All are welcome.

— Hopeful Heart Trinity Charge’s new pastor, Pastor Gary Wade began July 1. It will be unavailable from July 25 to 29.

The Hopeful Heart Charge will be hosting a picnic on August 5 at Wheelock’s Pavilion at 6 p.m. Each church in the charge will set its own date to introduce the new pastor and his family to the congregations of the church.

— The Townville UMC will again this year participate in the Garden Share program in collaboration with the New Richmond food pantry. Products can be dropped off at the Methodist Church for pick up between 5:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays. Join us in sharing our gardens with those who need a little more.

— The “Living Hope” prayer and Bible study group meets on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. to focus on prayer and Bible study for the following week. Anyone can join us. The leader of this group is Pastor Alice McClymonds. Classes will be held at Blooming Valley UMC.

— Townville Baptist Church Sunday services begin at 9:15 a.m. Sunday school classes follow at 10:30 a.m.

The Bible study group meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. These meetings take place in the social room.

Vacation Bible School will be July 25-29. The theme for this year’s VBS is “Making Waves”. Classes will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. This program is set up for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

– The Townville Baptist Church Campfire Fellowship will take place on Sunday, July 31. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and a dish to share. It will take place behind the church rain or shine. Games will be played indoors, if it is raining.

— The minister of The United Methodist Church of Tryonville, Pastor Richard Foland, leads the church in its worship. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. with worship time at 11 a.m.


– Gerald “Jerry” Madden passed away last week. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Madden; son, Jeffrey and wife, Tracy; four grandchildren, Ashley Brewington, Katherine, Kevin and Kelly Madden; two great-grandchildren, Colin and Nora; one brother, George Frutiger, of Townville, and several nieces and nephews.

–Faye Findlay Weaver was a graduate of Townville High, class of 1957, and she died on Wednesday, July 13. Faye is survived by her children, Rhonda Brunecz, Robbin Weaver, Tammi Holden and Susanne Rugar, and their families which include eight grandchildren; Kyle and Mikayla Holden, Brandon and Taylor Brunecz, Wyatt and Mackenzie Rugar, Nathaniel and Nicholas Weaver; great-grandson, Jaxton Brunecz; siblings, Patricia Tubbs, of Townville, Rita Erickson and Sandra Harger, of Erie, and Mary Hasbrouck, of Iowa, and numerous nieces and nephews.

— James Lingo passed away last Sunday. He graduated from Townville High. James is survived by his wife, Kathy (Rose) Lingo; daughter, Jamie Miller and her fiancé, David Myers; granddaughter, Jessie Miller; great-grandchild, Paisley Miller; his sister, Mary Roberts; two brothers, David and Michael and their families; stepmother, Evelyn Lingo; half-brothers, Barry and Harry Dilley; sister-in-law, Sandy Rose; three brothers-in-law, Jack, Mike and Tony Rose and their families, which include several nieces and nephews.

We express our deepest sympathy to those families who remained behind. May families, friends and neighbors find comfort in their many treasured memories and much peace in their hearts at this difficult time of loss.

I endeavor to publish the deaths of people connected to the Townville community, directly or by family or work, or who attended school here as part of Townville Schools or, more recently, Maplewood Schools. Please help me share this information, whenever you know of a loss of our origins, to let our community know who has passed away.


– Titusville High School is hosting “Free Swims” for the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. until July 28. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by a parent or responsible caregiver.

— Food For Thought Free Food Pantry is open every Wednesday. Please note that they currently operate from 4-5:30 p.m. at 29776 Hwy. 77 Guys Mills in New Richmond, next to the church. Stop to select free food. Be sure to wear a mask. One person at a time is allowed in the storefront. Everyone is welcome to participate in this program. No questions are asked. They also have diapers available. If you have any questions, contact Ann Zurasky at (814) 673-2302, or email her at [email protected] or call Judy Smock at (814) 671-3452. If you are able to offer support for this program, please make a donation or contact them to see if there is a way to volunteer your time or talents from your garden. The group needs to replenish its stocks to continue helping people in need.

— The Townville Women’s Club will meet today. It will be a picnic organized at Wheelock’s Pavilion at noon. The hostess will be Jody Riley.

Class meetings

– The Townville Class of 1972 is holding its 50th class reunion on Saturday, August 13 at Wheelock’s Pavilion, located at 15244 Centerville Road, Townville, PA 16360. A tour of the old high school will be held at 4:30 p.m. from the main entrance of school. Cocktail hour is at 5 p.m. and catered dinner starts at 6 p.m. We want to see a great turnout for this landmark meeting.

Townville Old House Days

With the party over for another year, now is the time to list the winners of the various contests and competitions, starting with the children’s events.

The winners of the coloring contest in each age group are ranked in first, second and third place:

— Two to three years; 1) Lillian Boyd, 2) Reagan Bowes, 3) Braelyn Sturrock.

— Four to five years; 1) Gemma Bryant, 2) Paige Martin, 3) Nicholas Anderson.

— Six to seven years; 1) Payton Bowes, 2) Nora Marteeny, 3) Claire Lauer.

— Eight to nine years; 1) Andrew Zimjewski, 2) Grace Hamilton, 3) Hallie Steck.

— 10 to 12 years; 1) Rylee Alabran, 2) Thomas McNamara and 3) Jacob Lauer.

Frog Jump results were also in different age groups, and the first place winners are first, second, and third.

— Category three years and under; 1) Gwendolyn Bryant, 2) Percival Bryant, 3) Mitchel Snyder.

— Four to six; 1) Gideon Bryant, 2) Mylah Feleppa, 3) Titus Bryant.

— Seven to nine; 1) Hunter Bradick, 2) Kai Graybill, 3) Carter Lehman.

—10 to 12 years; 1) Parker Graybill, 2) Hunter Woolstrum, 3) Gianna Graybill.

— 13 to 17; 1) Kendal Johnston, Reagan Johnston, 3) Michael Lehman.

— 18 years and over; 1) Chris Ploski, 2) Luke Sleeman and Loren Miller.

The most recent competition was the Gingerbread House Competition with first and second place won; 1) Clean Adeline and 2) Clean Penelope.

No list was made available for the Mistletoe race, but the list of 5K winners is as follows:

— Female overall winner; Tammy Liplin.

— Male overall winner; Kegan Kirkwood.

The first and second place finishers in each of the female and male age groups are as follows:

— Female aged 12 to 19; 1) Kennedy Liederbach, 2) Corabel Shiley.

— Male winners; 1) Jackson Bowers and 2) Travis Hershberger.

— Female aged 20 to 29; 1) Olivia Leech, 2) Rachel MacKen.

— Male 20-29 years old; 1) Austin Shaw, 2) Seth Hall.

— Women aged 30 to 39; 1) Allie Brad, 2) Michelle Adams.

— Male 30-39; 1) Edward Reagle, 2) John Cass.

– The winner of the women’s 40-49 class was Jennifer Surenna, and the men’s winner was Jeremy Post.

— Woman aged 50 to 59; 1) Kelly Mattocks, 2) Desiree Davis.

— Male 50-59; 1) Mike Markiewicz, 2) Jay Kriner.

– The final category for 5K runners was the female finisher being 1) Pam Post, and the male winners were 1) Ed Masta and 2) Rod Brest for the 60-69 class.

The winners of the Christmas-themed Townville Old Home Days parade in July were in these categories for floats:

“I first went to Abundant Life.

— Second place was the Townville Lions Club.

– The third was The Kniche

— Fourth place was Vision Jeunesse.

The other winners of the other competitions will be announced in next week’s column.

School News

Office hours for all PENNCREST schools during the summer holidays are Monday through Thursday each week. The offices will be closed on Fridays during the summer.

The band’s summer practice will take place on Wednesday, July 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

From the kitchen

This week, the recipe is “Summer Salad with Salmon”. Arrange a small head of iceberg lettuce and 1/2 head of romaine lettuce torn into chunks, 8 ounces sliced ​​white mushrooms, 2 medium tomatoes cut into quarters and 1 green pepper sliced ​​in a salad bowl. Crumble into a 14.2 ounce can of skinless, boneless pink salmon.

Just before serving, toss with 3/4 cup Italian dressing. Drizzle with additional dressing, if desired. This recipe makes four servings.

Have a happy…

Sharing their birthdays on Sunday are Sandy Motter and Lillian Boyd., and celebrating on July 26 are Jeff Hulings, Shawn Consla and Jeannine Schley. July 27 will be busy with birthday wishes from Kim Templin, Joyce Brown, Sonia Melhalko, Julie Slagle, Kitty Wentz and Susie Sopher, while Morgan Mitcham is the only July 28 birthday. Derek Reynolds and Albert Rosenberg share July 29 as their day, and the last birthday of the week is Gage Rossey.

Chuck and Tina Sterling have a birthday on July 27. Tim and Mary DeMaison have their birthdays on July 28.

If you have a special day in the week that I missed, or if you have any upcoming special dates that you would like to see noted in the column, I invite you to let me know, so that I can add those dates. to my calendar of Townville area residents (former or current) and events to be posted.

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Linda McCarl can be contacted by phone at (814) 967-2677 or by email at [email protected]


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