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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Supervisor's meeting

Polk Township's regular supervisors meeting for Monday, Aug. 27 has been changed to 8 a.m. in the morning on the same day.

While this was previously advertised at the start of the new year; they would like the Polk Township residents to note the time change from 7 p.m. at night to 8 a.m. in the morning.

This change is due to the fact that it is the week of the West End Fair.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blood drive today

Our Lady Queen of Peace is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive today, Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 1 to 6 p.m.

To register, call 1-800-REDCROSS

4-H clubs news

The Insects Are Us 4-H Club is seeking new members. This West End 4-H club usually meet the second Friday evening and fourth Saturday morning of the month.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Mrs. Bush's Pet Show

Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home is looking for animals to participate in the sixth annual Pet Show on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m.

Animals are welcome with current updated shot records. Many prizes will be awarded for different categories and there is no fee to enter, but they ask that you bring along a pet item to donate to a local shelter (food, bedding, etc.).

Some categories will include smallest and largest pet, most talented, unique and many more.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Middlecreek Christian Church VBS

VBS will be held at Middlecreek Christian Church from July 30-Aug. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It is open to kids 3-18. This year's theme is Babylon-Daniel's Courage in Captivity.

Travel back into Bible times. Listen to Daniel and his experiences in captivity each day. Learn from the Shopkeepers at the Market Place and their crafts. There will be Hebrew Tribes and music with flutes, a Palace Playground and food court. They will look for God's Sightings.

Middlecreek is located at the corner of Middlecreek and Dorshimer roads in Kresgeville.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Planning ahead

McMichaels UMC has let its congregation and friends know that already the church is collecting for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.

For July, parishioners may bring hairpins, barrettes, headbands, rubber bands for hair, and nailclips. In August the request is for glue sticks, Scotch tape, rubber bands, small staplers and staples.

Effort UMC is also planning ahead. That church's UMW is collecting school supplies to make backpacks for the upcoming school year.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Youth group

St. Matthew's UCC's youth group is currently meeting every Wednesday and Friday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. They are working on sets for Vacation Bible School, which will be held July 30-Aug. 3. They will also be meeting every day after VBS.

Please call (610) 381-2442 if you have any questions.

VBS

Register your children now for St. Matthew's Vacation Bible School which will be held July 30-Aug. 3 from 9-11:30 a.m. Or if you would like to volunteer to help, please call Amy Burger at (570) 574-3465.

Community Charity project

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Indian Mt. Rod and Gun Club

Egg Shoot, rifle and gun, will be held on Sunday, July 22, starting at 11 a.m.

Indian Mt. is located mile north on Rt. 534 in Kresgeville.

For more information, please call (610) 681-5621.

Middlecreek Christian Church Vacation Bible School

VBS will be held from July 30-Aug. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It is open to kids 3-18.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cowgirls & Cowboys

All week long, the McMichaels United Methodist Church is holding Vacation Bible School. The youngsters from age 3 through 7th grade are learning about Fruits of the Spirit even while in western garb.

Crafts, songs, snacks, games and fellowship are part of the 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. VBS sessions.

Effort UMC will hold its Vacation Bible School from July 30 through Aug. 3.

Lions Club speaker

Friday, July 13, 2012

St. Matthew's VBS

St. Matthew's UCC is still looking for volunteers to help with Vacation Bible School, to be held July 30-Aug. 3 from 9-11:30 a.m. If you would like to help or register your child, call Amy Burger at (570) 574-3465.

PVEN

Please help Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network help those in need in our community. They are in need of cereal, peanut butter and jelly, nonperishable food items and sneakers (new or gently worn.) You can drop these items off at St. Matthew's UCC Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or at the First Niagra Bank in Kresgeville.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Safe Haven Pet Rescue

There will be an adoption day at Tractor Supply in Brodheadsville on Sunday, July 15 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Safe Haven will have young dogs up for adoption at the event. There will also be a volunteer meeting at Cherry's Restaurant in Kresgeville at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18.

For more information about Safe Haven, and to find a list of adoptable dogs, go to www.SafeHavenPa.org. You can also join SafeHaven on Facebook.