A reader received a suspected scam call Wednesday afternoon.
The reader from Chaneysville said the call came in as “unknown name” and an English-speaking lady left a message saying I should call a number immediately because the reader had “suspected fraud on my Social Security.” She provided a number. When the number was called, a man, identifying himself as “Robert Reed” provided a badge number a case number and another identification number. But he wanted a Social Security to continue the call. When pressed for a supervisor, the man said he was too busy. The Federal Trade Commission warns the public that con artists use official-sounding names to seem legitimate. If someone has called, there’s no way to be sure who they are. Don’t give out personal information of any kind over the phone or email if unsolicited.
Everett Area Fund’s Party in the Park events return.
The summer concert series is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of June, July and August at the Glen in Tenley Park. The free music series will feature the Hickory Bottom Band June 20, Bone Jacked July 18 and Desperado “Eagles” Tribute Band Aug. 15. There will be adult beverages, small games, food truck and more. Coolers are not permitted; the series is not a bring your own bottle event. A beer and wine truck will be open to fund more events.
Strawberry Festival will be held this weekend.
Rays Cove Christian Church will host the festival June 15, beginning at 4 p.m. Travel north of Breezewood along East Graceville Road and turn left onto Christian Church Road.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 W. Penn St. on Bedford’s Public Square, is celebrating its 250th Anniversary this weekend.
On June 16, the church will host The Feast of the Holy Trinity. A Festival Eucharist will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. followed immediately by the interment of the 250th Anniversary Time Capsule in the front garden of the church, containing items for a future generation of Trinitarians to open and explore, giving insight into the present life of the congregation. At 2 p.m., the principal 250th Anniversary Mass will be celebrated at the church. The Rev. Matthew Riegel, bishop of western Maryland and West Virginia, and former vicar of Trinity (1990-91) while a seminarian, will be the guest preacher. A brass choir and organ will share special music beginning at 1:40 p.m. and accompany the afternoon’s hymns and liturgy. Kid’s Choir and the Anthem Choir will also share special music. Following the time of praise and worship, a 250th anniversary banquet has been planned at the Bedford Elks Country Club. Mayor William Leibfreid has been invited to share a special “Mayoral Proclamation,” recognizing the significant milestone. Along with other refreshments, “Sestercentenial Ale”, specially brewed in celebration of the occasion by the Olde Bedford Brewing Company, will be revealed. Contact Trinity at 623-8813 or visit trinitylutheranbedford.com for more information about these special liturgies or any of the congregation’s ongoing ministries.