The Sunday School children of St. John's Lutheran Church, South Avenue, held their annual Halloween party on Sunday evening. Prizes were awarded to the following children: prettiest, Erin McArdle; ugliest/spookiest, Kaia Shiner; funniest, Colton Steigerwalt; Judges' choices, Kaitlyn Strohl and Tyler Adamitis.

Following the costume parade, the children participated in various games and refreshments.

Local author to hold book launch

Local author A.M. Boyle will officially launch her new book at a party on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4:30-7 p.m. at The Dimmick Library Friends House, 58 Broadway, Jim Thorpe

Boyle is the author of the thought-provoking science fiction thrillers "SENTRY'S PAST: Veil of Darkness," and the sequel, "SENTRY'S TIME: Veil of Redemption." "SENTRY'S TIME," was published earlier this month through the Wolf Pirate Project. Boyle will be on hand to answer questions and sign copies of her books.

She will also do a reading from her work. The event will feature live music, refreshments and door prizes. It is free and open to the public.

"SENTRY'S TIME: Veil of Redemption" picks up six months after the dramatic events that unfolded in "SENTRY'S TIME: Veil of Darkness." Jack Monterey has begun to put the pieces of his shattered life back together, but he's about to discover that what he thought was the end was, in reality, only the beginning. New threats have emerged hovering at the edge of our world and rising up from within. This time, despite his newly discovered abilities or perhaps because of them Monterey may be powerless to intervene; yet our very existence hangs in the balance.

World Hunger drive

The Sunday School of St. John's Lutheran Church, has been working on its World Hunger drive for the past month. The children were provided world hunger banks by the ELCA. The banks will be collected on Nov. 4, during the observation of World Hunger Sunday, during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.