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Model railroad club

offers open house

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Model Railroad Club’s 2017 open house will continue from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The display is located in the former Montgomery Ward building on the square in downtown Lewistown.

Numerous trains will run during the open house.

There is no admission charge.

Juniata community

cantata set for Sunday

MIFFLINTOWN –The Juniata High School Chorus, alongside area community singers, will present the annual cantata “Joy To The World” at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

This free event will be held in the Juniata High School auditorium, and will feature more than 100 singers, narration, and a live tableau.

Holiday light display

now on at Kish Park

LEWISTOWN — The lights are on at Kish Park for this year’s Shining Light Through the Darkness event.

The one-mile walking trail that rings this popular community park is lit up with thousands of lights and holiday displays.

Live entertainment, model train exhibit, horse-drawn wagon rides, refreshments and more greet visitors every night while the display is lit.

Lights go on at 5 p.m. and off at 9:30 or 10 p.m.

Entertainment and horse and wagon rides listed as follows by dates are subject to change:

Today –7 p.m., Brian Worley and Country Gospel Revival;

Friday — 6-8 p.m., horse and wagon rides; 7 p.m., Brush Mountain Road;

Saturday –6-8 p.m., horse and wagon rides; 7 p.m., Sasparilla;

Sunday –6-8 p.m., horse and wagon rides; 7 p.m., All Access Band (Samuel’s Church);

Monday –7 p.m., Rich Burns; 7:40 p.m., R.B. Powell & Unusual Suspects;

Tuesday –6-8 p.m., horse and wagon rides; 7 p.m., Eric Armstrong; 8 p.m., Four Tunes Hunters — Barbershop quartet;

Wednesday –7 p.m., Anna Rowles, Seth Everly;

Dec. 21 –7 p.m., Abi Leibegott; 7:40 p.m., Freedom Avenue UMC Choir;

Dec. 22 — 7 p.m., The Journey Church;

Dec. 23 –7 p.m. — Lewistown Cluster of United Methodist Churches;

Dec. 26 –7 p.m., Drew Zimmerman;

Dec. 27 — 6:30 p.m., Lighting of the Luminaries;

Dec. 28–7 p.m., Blue Grass Country Express;

Dec. 30 –7 p.m., The Flip Side with Grace Fala and Rhonda Swigart;

Jan. 1-5, 2018 –Lights on at 5 p.m. until 9:30-10 p.m.

For more information, check the Facebook page kishparkshininglight.

Evolution Arts Center to host music showcase

LEWISTOWN –Evolution Arts Center will be host its first live music showcase at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Headlining will be Chris Rattie & The New Rebels. Rattie blends country’s aching ethos with plenty of harmonica playing, foot-stomping rhythm and blues, and highfalutin’ banjo plucking.

Opening for Rattie will be The Red Eye Kings. This mid-Atlantic musical family records and performs bluesy rock and soul songs written by Rhyne McCormick, a Mifflin County native.

Tickets are $8 each at the door. Concessions will be available for purchase .

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.

Evolution Arts Center is located at 121 Valley St., Lewistown.

Generoo’s winter show scheduled for Friday

BEAVER SPRINGS –Generoo’s Winter Extravaganza will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday in the West Snyder Elementary School auditorium, located at 645 Snyder Ave., Beaver Springs.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. Children under 5 years of age will be admitted free.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and members of Troxelville’s Messiah Lutheran Church will provide soups, other hot food items, and snacks before the show.

Christmas Trail to open soon at Little Buffalo

NEWPORT — The annual Christmas Trail at Little Buffalo State Park runs from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening from Sunday through Dec. 23 in the park’s Shoaff’s Mills Area (East Area).

The easily traveled trail features thousands of lights and illuminated displays of childrens’ favorite holiday characters. In addition, Santa will drop by from the North Pole each evening.

There will be live music on the performance stage on several nights.

Visitors may take a rest in the warming hut, and purchase cookies and hot chocolate from local 4-H clubs.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted by the Friends of Little Buffalo.

The trail is well lit, but flashlights may be helpful in some areas. There are many photo opportunities along the trail.

The music schedule includes:

¯ Sunday –Susquenita High School;

¯ Tuesday — West Perry Mustang Chorale;

¯ Dec. 21 — Newport schools: Elementary Chorus, Minivation and Innovation;

¯ Dec. 22 — Greenwood Swing Choir.

For more information, or directions to Little Buffalo, call the park office at (717) 567-9255.

Historical societies offer new calendars for sale

The 2018 Kishacoquillas Valley Historical Society Calendars feature old photos of the Kish Valley and the events of 1909. Cost: $5.50. Available at: The Country Village Restaurant in Allensville; Whitehall Store, Peights, Total Life Care Pharmacy and the Thrift Store in Belleville; Ron’s Market and Honey Creek Inn in Reedsville; the Friendship Bookstore in Burnham and Big Valley Antiques in Milroy. Mail order: Send a check for $7, with mailing address, to: KVHS, P.O. Box 43, Allensville, PA 17002.


The Mifflin County Historical Society’s 2018 Picture the Past calendar features Monument Square in 1981, photographed by Styron J. Reichenbach, on the cover. Cost: $5. Available at: West Side Gallery, Miller’s Plumbing and Heating, Honey Creek Inn, Deihls’ Flowers, Friendship Bookstore, Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau and the society office. More information: (717) 242-1022, e-mail, or visit the society’s internet retail outlet at and click on Store.

Two historical trips

are being planned

LEWISTOWN –Destination History has announced two Mifflin County Historical Society trips for 2018.

A trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, The Queen City, will take place June 7 to 10. The price includes transportation and baggage handling (one bag per person), three nights accommodations, three breakfasts, two lunches, three dinners, all admissions and entrance fees to attractions, tour guides and bus driver gratuities. The cost for members is $720 for double, $895 for single; non-members, $740 for double, $915 for single. Make reservations quickly as these trips have been filling up fast. A $100 deposit is required at the time reservations are made. Final payment is due April 1, 2018.

A Boston Pops 4th of July and Salem trip will take place July 2 to 5. The price includes transportation and baggage handling (one bag per person), three nights lodging, three breakfasts, one lobster luncheon cruise, two dinners; chair rental for the Boston Pops rehearsal and fireworks; all admissions and entrance fees to attractions, tour guides and bus driver gratuities.

The cost for members is $935 for double, $1,215 for single; non-members, $955 for double, $1,235 for single. For more information, contact Karen Galbraith at (717) 250-5152 or, or Nancy Kauffman at (717) 994-4663 or