The last ‘belling’ I attended took place probably around 1975. My friend’s brother had gotten married and I went with my mom and dad and the whole Hughesville RD2 neighborhood to welcome the newlyweds back home. We approached their home quietly, carefully carrying our cowbells, buckets, and pots. Someone whistled and a cacophony of noise suddenly invaded the couple’s quiet evening. Pots were banged, bells were rung, shotguns were fired, and hoots and hollers prompted the couple to open their front door and greet the crowd.
At the end of the Radio Corral Tribute last Saturday, the family surprised newlyweds Todd and Deana (McNett) Burke with a mini-belling. Some old traditions are just too much fun to let them disappear.
Thursday, October 14, 4 to 6 p.m., Fire Prevention Open House at the Clinton Township Fire Hall.
Saturday, October 16, 11 a.m., Annual Chili Cook-Off at Trinity United Church of Christ, Watsontown. Featured will be homemade soups, apple dumplings, hot sausage sandwiches and more. There will also be a cake wheel as well as arts and crafts. Chili judging and popular choice awards will begin at 1 p.m.
Saturday, October 16, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Old-fashioned dip meal at Elimsport United Methodist Church Social Hall, 16145 S. Route 44 highway. Choose your “dip” (serving) of meat (roast turkey, roast beef or barbecue) or main dish, hot and cold side dishes, bottomless hot and cold beverages, and rolls. Smaller dips, at a discounted price, are available for children 10 & under. Take-outs available.
Sunday, October 17, 4 p.m., Elimsport Community Hayride, Elimsport United Methodist Church, Main Street, Elimsport. Refreshments to follow. Rain date Sunday, October 24.
Saturday, October 23, Feida Pichardo Benefit Run sponsored by the Montgomery High School FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) at Montgomery Park. Registration at 10 a.m., run starts at 11; bikes or cars welcome. For more info, call Veronica Foster at 506-3249 or Casey Evans at 560-1472.
Sunday, October 24, 1 to 11 p.m., John (Jack) Felix Memorial Benefit will be held at the Clinton Township Fire Hall. Chili will be served; chinese and silent auctions, four bands will perform: The Lash Larues (country), Old School (50s & 60s), The Shade Tree Mechanics (blues), and The Luhah Band (rock).