Graduate degree

Peggy Howarth, executive director of the Monroe County Transit Authority, recently received her masters in business and transportation from Rutgers University.

Peggy is the daughter of Effie Howarth of Saylorsburg.

Lions speaker

The West End Lions Club has come off a series of successful events that included the Red Cross blood drive and the judging of editorial and advertising entries from an eight-state area for the Mid Atlantic Community Papers Association.

The club's next meeting is Wednesday, May 19, at The Hamilton in Saylorsburg. Social time is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with dinner being served at 7 p.m. The program for the evening will be provided by Thomas Reid, president of the Monroe County Council of the Blind. Reservations to the meeting may be made by contacting Bob Argot at (57o)-629-5718.

Community members interested in being a part of an active local service club are encouraged to contact Lion President Helen Koshensky at (570) 619-4286.

Rotary speaker

The West End Rotary Club will host Charles Conklin of Big Brown Fish Hatchery at its May 20 breakfast meeting.

The club meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

Driver Safety

An AARP Driver Safety Program, the four-hour certificate renewal class, is being held at the Chestnuthill Park Building on Route 715 from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, May 22.

To register or for more information, call (570) 619-4006.

Food packets

Area Lutheran youth and adult volunteers are invited to make food packets for "Kids Against Hunger" at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Tannersville, Saturday, May 22.

Two hundred volunteers will be needed to make 20,000 meal bags. One third of the meal bags will go to Haiti, one third to Chile and a third to local food pantries.

The Kids Against Hunger Satellite form Michigan will bring all supplies and equipment needed to complete the project.

For more information one can contact Nancy J, Koch, at (570) 619-8423.

The event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial.

Vouchers coming

The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program will be offered again to eligible Monroe Seniors. The Monroe Area Agency on Aging will be administering the program beginning June 2.

The $20 voucher is provided free to eligible older adults. The coupons will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. West End Seniors who are eligible can pick up their coupons from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chestnuthill Center at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville, Friday, May 28.

The vouchers can also be obtained at the Monroe Area Agency on Aging office at 724B Phillips Street, Stroudsburg, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning June 2.

Proper documentation for eligibility must be provided.

For more information, one can call the Monroe Area Agency on Aging at (570) 420-3735 or 1-800-498-0330.

Donations appreciated

The Pocono Area Transitional Housing home will gladly accept donations of paper towels, toilet tissue, kitchen garbage bags, large trash bags, floor cleaning products of various kinds, dish detergent and laundry detergent.

To make a donation to PATH in Stroudsburg, and set up delivery time for that donation, call the PATH office at (570) 476-1828.

Special wishes

Friends and neighbors celebrating a birthday this week include: Gabriel White, Gene Mackes, Jeff Horton, Patrick Soares, May 19; Carla Burrus, May 20; Dale Thomas, Melanie Green, May 21; Richard Balentine, Laura Catina, May 22; Ruth Rule, May 23; Adam Johnson, Meredith Thomas, Jacob Nicolazzi, Colleen Washburn, Rhoda Wessner, May 25.

Happy anniversary to: Mike and Wendy Scheller, May 20; Keith and Roxanne Scheller, May 23.