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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Al-Anon Adult Children meeting

Meetings take place on Monday nights from 7:30-9 p.m. at Salem United Church of Christ, Rt. 209 and Gilbert Rd., Gilbert (behind the Turkey Hill).

Did you grow up with a problem drinker? Have you been affected by another person's drinking? Al-Anon is for families, relatives, and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Effort VBS

Jungle at Parable Quest is the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School being held at Effort United Methodist Church. The VBS program will run from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 6.

Registration should be made at the church office by calling (570) 629-1890.

Head Start

Monroe County Head Start in the West End wants to share its history and let folks know where it is now.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Co. Bring a bag lunch and your lucky charms to play bingo.

Historical society

The Eldred Township Historical Society will meet on Tuesday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at the Eldred Twp. Municipal building. The program will be "Show and Share." Members are asked to bring in any antique and unique patriotic items and vacation postcards and memorabilia. Visitors are welcome.

Smith Reunion

Thursday, July 15, 2010

West End Fair stand

Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church is creating the work schedule for this year's West End Fair stand, and is in need of volunteers.

You must be at least 13 years old to work in the stand. If you are able to sign up for more than one shift, that would be great. The schedule is posted on the community bulletin board. Volunteers will receive a free fair entry ticket for the day they are scheduled to work, plus a free meal. There are three shifts daily from Aug. 22 through Aug. 28 with at least five to six volunteers needed per shift.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Welcome pastor

St. Peter's UMC in Saylorsburg has welcomed Tresita Beach as pastor of the congregation. She previously served as pastor at Valley Forge and Evansburg and also held other positions within the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

She and her husband have spent the last decade in Vermont near her children, but have now returned to eastern Pennsylvania.

Mt. Eaton VBS

Thursday, July 8, 2010

West End Missions is providing free meals to local needy families. It is a local non-profit organization created to help needy families in the area by providing them with food. Due to economic hardships, many families in the area find themselves without adequate resources for food. West End Missions is working to alleviate this problem. Beginning in July, West End Missions will be starting a nutritional program to serve a free dinner twice a week at the Salem United Church of Christ located on Gilbert Road, in Gilbert (behind the Turkey Hill at Route 209 and Gilbert Road).

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Coloring contest

The Western Pocono Lioness Club, in conjunction with the West End Park & Open Space Commission, will host a patriotic coloring contest for ages 5 to 12, at the Chestnuthill Park, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 10.

An advance copy of the picture to be colored can be obtained at several sites, including the library and the park and West End Happenings in Gilbert.

Prizes will be awarded at 12:30 p.m.

All contestants will receive free ice cream and must be present to win.

Caregiver's Support

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chestnut Ridge Seniors

The Chestnut Ridge Seniors will meet on Thursday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at the Kunkletown Volunteer Fire Company. They will be celebrating the Fourth of July with hot dogs and sauerkraut. Bring desserts. They will be playing Bingo and other games.

Eldred supervisors

There will be an Eldred Township Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building.

Birthday wishes

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Church honors graduates

On June 27, Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church honored 2010 graduates during the 9:30 a.m. worship service.

Whitney Harding graduated from West Chester University on May 8.

Deanna Detweiler, John Ginder, Matthew Green, Alison Harding, Christian Harding, Evan Makuvek and Kelsey McGarvey graduated from Pleasant Valley High School on June 11.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Honored grads

Effort UMC recently recognized its graduates from various schools and endeavors. They include: Chris D'Arcy, graduated from Pleasant Valley High School, who has already left for the Army; Samantha Barth, graduated from Columbia International University with a bachelor of science; Chad Edwards, graduated from Archbishop Ryan, who will be attending Temple University in the fall; Josh Ernst, graduated from law school; Katie Griffith, graduated from 12th Century Cyber School; and Lisa (Zipp) Hoffman, from Luzerne Community College with a dental assistant diploma.