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!
The Baileyville Community Picnic
The picnic on May 19 had a little wrinkle from Mother Nature, but a good time was had by all. We moved the band inside, the plants for sale didn't mind the rain, and people came! We had approximately 70 people for our second annual Community Picnic. Thanks to Bob Hazelton for his presentation on the railroad, the Gilligans and Larry Harpter for their help with the Baked Goods auction, Rozick's Greenhouse in Tyrone for the beautiful plants for sale, the Nittany Wranglers Bluegrass band, and all the fabulous bakers who donated items to the auction! This is one of our major fundraisers and it helped raise over $1200 dollars for the Capital Improvements fund. And it is fun too - everyone got into the spirit, complete with applause for winning bids!
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.
Click here for details
Little Free Library
A Little Free Library has been installed at the Community Hall. For those of you not familiar with the program, it provides books for people to share. The motto is Take a Book, Share a Book. If you have books you have read and would like to share, stop by and add them to the Library. Take a look at the ones already there and see if any interest you.
We have stocked it with a good supply of children's and adult books already! Come check it out!
Thanks to Tod Grimm, Genia Harpster and Lisa and Steve Bellows, for building, painting and installing the library.
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.