You are an important part of our history, and our community! Did you know, that if you live in the Pennsylvania Furnace area, you are automatically a member of the Community Hall Association?
That's right!! The Baileyville Community Hall Association was established in 1933 and the By Laws state that “membership of this Association shall consist of every member of the community…”
The Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Hall. You are welcome to join us!
Clearwater Conservancy Presentation
Sunday June 9 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Learn the history and importance of the Scotia Barrens as well as specific landowner actions YOU can take to create and sustain young forest wildlife habitat.
Scotia Young Forest Intiative - Presented by Suzy Yetter, ClearWater Conservancy
Legacies of the Past - History of our Local Railroad, Iron and Logging Industries from Pennsylvania Furnace to Scotia to Centre Furnace - Presented by Bob Hazelton, local historian and VP of the Centre County Historical Society
Legacies of the Future - Options for Conserving Forest Health and Wildlife Habitat - Presented by Jim Finley, retired Director of the Center for Private Forests at Penn State
The Baileyville Community Picnic
on Sunday, May 19 was a success, even if the weather didn't cooperate. We moved the band inside, the plants for sale didn't mind the rain, and people came! Thanks to Bob Hazelton for his presentation on the railroad, the Gilligans for calling the Baked Goods auction, Rozicks Greenhouse in Tyrone for supplying the plants, and to the Nittany Wranglers Bluegrass band for a memorable evening of music.
Our new Little Free Library was also dedicated. Come check it out - Take a Book, Leave a Book.
Needed - Volunteers!!
Don't have a lot of time but want to support the Hall? We are looking for individuals to donate pies/cakes for the Picnic auction, or 1 gallon of soup for our Election Soup Sales. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, May 19 - 3:00 Bob Hazelton, local historian, will talk about the Pennsylvania Furnace railroad as part of the Community Picnic.
The railroad at Pennsylvania Furnace has its beginning as the Lewisburg, Centre, & Spruce Creek railroad. But it didn’t really start at Lewisburg and never made it to Spruce Creek. But are there traces of its path near Baileyville? The railroad was reorganized as the Lewisburg to Tyrone railroad. But as the L&T, the ends never connected. So how did it ever get to Pennsylvania Furnace? How did the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) and Andrew Carnegie get involved?” Come and find out!
Tuesday, May 21 - Election Soup and Sandwich sale at the Fairbrook United Methodist Church polling place. Come and vote and buy a quart of homemade vegetable beef soup, or a sandwich for lunch! Proceeds benefit the Baileyville Community Hall.
Baileyville History Book for Sale
Learn more about your local area. The book - Baileyville: The Town, the Furnace and the Railroad is full of pictures and information about the Baileyville area, including the railroad and the Pennsylvania Furnace Iron Works. Available for $20.00 + $3.00 shipping. Click here.
Rental fees help keep the Hall functioning, but we also we rely on donations to keep it functioning and to help make improvements and repairs to the facilities. Your support is appreciated. Checks can be made payable to BCHA (Baileyville Community Hall Association) and mailed to PO Box 43, Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865.
Click here for a donation form.
Renting the Hall
The Baileyville Community Hall is available to rent for events such as meetings, parties, dinners, receptions, music festivals, etc.
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