In and Around Hannibal: April 6, 2013

by Rita Hooper 

Sorry folks – it’s just the news this week. It’s been one of those weeks where you’re behind on Monday and it just gets worse from there.

Hope those of you who had the week off, had a good one. Those of us who were home while you were gone enjoyed the time to get caught up – except for those of us who got behind!

Granby Center United Methodist Church will have a chicken barbecue this Sunday, April 7 from noon until sold out. You may eat in or take-out. The church is on County Route 3, one mile west of Fulton.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars is hosting a pulled pork barbecue Sunday, April 7 at the Hannibal American Legion on Rochester Street in Hannibal. The barbecue will run from noon until 3:30 p.m. or until sold out. The dinner includes pulled pork with a kaiser roll, coleslaw, salt potatoes, baked beans and dessert. Take-out dinners will be available. Pre-sale tickets are available. Visit the chapter website at and e-mail one of the chapter contacts, or phone 564-5630.

All proceeds from the dinner will be used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Hannibal High School. In 2012, the chapter provided thirteen scholarships of $500 each to Hannibal students.

Hannibal Dollars for Scholars is a chapter of the national organization Dollars for Scholars.

The Senior Nutrition Program meets at the Senior Center, next to the library on Oswego Street, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch is served at noon but they are open by 10 a.m. for coffee, news and games. Give Rosemary a call and make your reservation now at 564-5471.

Monday, they will be serving meatloaf and Wednesday, they will be serving meatball subs. Friday, they will be serving pork chops and gravy. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Dominoes will be available and on Wednesday Bingo. Words with Friends will also be available!

The Elderberries will resume meeting at 6 p.m. this Tuesday evening. All senior citizens in the area are invited to join them for a covered dish dinner at the Community Center (Library Building). Please bring your own place setting and a dish to pass.

Snowbirds are beginning to return from the south so it will be good to see some faces we haven’t seen in a long time.

And Snowbirds – don’t believe anything you might have heard about us having snow April Fool’s Day — it was just a joke (a bad one at that) played by Mother Nature. You can come home now!

The Hannibal Boy Scouts are selling “Camp Cards” as a fund-raiser. One half of the selling prices goes to the local Scout unit and is great way for Scouts to earn their way to camp. Those seeking more information may call Mr. Prosser at 564-5630.

Cabin 3 invites you to the S.O.S. FEST “Big Meeting” Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at God’s Vision Christian Church, 326 Church St., Hannibal. All churches, youth groups, mission groups, youth sports teams, clubs, organizations, troops, boosters, vendors, and crafters are welcome to attend this informational meeting.

This will be the third year of the S.O.S. FEST. It is a three-day Christian music festival held at the Hannibal Firemen’s Field on July 19-21. Camping is available! Youth groups are encouraged to attend!

The Sterling Valley Community Church will be having its annual Men’s and Boy’s Dinner Friday April 19 at 6 p.m. The menu will be Italian with homemade pies for dessert. The program will be presented by The Friends of Fort Ontario. Please call Judy at 564-5386 with your reservations.

The Friends of the Hannibal Free Library will be holding its spring book and bake sale Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will take place in the Hannibal Community Center, next to the library.   There will be hundreds of books,  plus videos, and CD’s  for all ages and interests. This year, there will be many vintage (pre-1950’s) books. There will  also be a wide variety of baked goods for sale.

Local photographers Jack Pope, Judith Chillson and Harrison Wilde will be displaying their work at a photo show to be held Monday, April 22 at the Hannibal Municipal Building on Cayuga Street in Hannibal. The photos will be on display from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This free show is sponsored by the Hannibal Historical Society.

The Friends of the Library have another raffle basket, this time a “Gardening Basket” full of needed supplies. Drawing April 27 at the library.

The Hannibal Community Yard Sale Day is being held Saturday, May 4. A master list of participants’ addresses is being prepared for public distribution and will be available at the Hannibal Community Center (library), located across from the fire department, the day of the event. Those interested in holding a yard sale May 4 and would like the address of your sale published on the master list, may call Barb or Carl at 564-6410 by Sunday, April 28.

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