Halloween parade

The Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade is back! Save the date Sunday, Oct. 31 and help make this year's parade the biggest and best ever.

Everyone in the community is invited to march in the parade. Have fun with your groups and organizations, build a float or march in uniforms.

Call Kathy Schwartz at (570) 325-2911 or e-mail parade@jimthorpenews.com to sign-up or volunteer to help.

ELCA meeting

The Hazleton/Lehighton Cluster Women of the ELCA will gather at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sixth and North streets, Jim Thorpe for the Fall Cluster event on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8:45 a.m. until noon.

The theme will be "Learning About Camp Noah." Congregational pastor, Ruth Doty, will be the speaker. She is the Northeastern PA. synod's Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Advocate, and will share her recent firsthand experience to Camp Noah in Montana.

Camp Noah is a program specifically designed for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, day camp-style, that helps them process a traumatic event in their lives (flood, coal mine disaster ...).

There will also be worship devotions, reports from officers, and time for fellowship. Interested women are invited to attend. The phone number for the church is (570) 325-3471. Contact Women of the ELCA cluster co-coordinator Mary Ann Hazel, (610) 824-6490, with further questions.

Community supper

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Race St., will hold its free community supper on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 4-6 p.m. at the church. Served this month will be barbecue chicken.