Many served

Effort UMC's Supplemental Food Resource Center served over 20 families, totaling over 110 folks, this past Saturday even though the area had ice problems.

The current needs at the center are soup, corn, chili/stew, noodles (any kind), boxed potatoes, mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise.

The center is also looking for toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant.

Donations may be brought to the church during regular office hours.

The office can be reached at (570) 629-1890.

Garden of Giving

At this week's Garden of Giving Board of directors meeting, it was announced that the group needs additional board members.

Anyone interested in serving can contact director Tammy Graeber at (570) 402-1282 or by e-mail at gardenofgiving@gmail.com [1].

Township meetings

Several important township groups are meeting at the Chestnuthill Township municipal building or the park building during the coming week.

The board of supervisors will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15.

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., the Pride in Chestnuthill (PIC) volunteer group will meet, and also the same day and time, the Chestnuthill Historical Society will be meeting in the park building.

Pack 98

Members and leaders of Pack 98 are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

The Pack will also meet at the same time on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

PV School Board

The Pleasant Valley School Board will meet at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, in the district office in Brodheadsville.

K of C meets

Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10. The leadership for this year includes Larry Decker, grand knight; John Dolan, deputy grand knight; Tom Whitehead, PGK, financial officer; Bob Tucker, treasurer; George Koma, recording secretary; Ed Yost, chancellor; David Mondillo, warden; Joe Falotico, advocate; Daniel Connell, lecturer; Allen Kruger, inside guard; Peter Kaminski, outside guard; and Father McCawley, chaplain.

Serving as trustees are: PGK Carl Sever, PGK Mark Tichy and PGK Chris Sweeney.

All Sports Club

The Pleasant Valley School District All Sports Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday Feb. 14, at the high school library.

Diversity Task force

The Pleasant Valley Task Force will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Pleasant Valley School District district office.

Women of ELCA

A meeting of Zion Lutheran's Women of the ELCA in Brodheadsville will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Betty Feller serves as group chairperson.

Walking track

The Western Pocono Community Library walking track is available Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Children are allowed on the track area only during "Mommies and Me," which runs daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All children must remain in strollers.

Walking track hours subject to change without notice.

For more information stop in or call the library.

Big project

On May 14, the family and friends of Zion Lutheran, with help from other congregations, will gather to make up 20,000 or more food packets for Kids Against Hunger. Needed are 150 volunteers to do the work in several hours,

Nancy Joy Koch, who is shepherding this project, reports that the congregation will need to raise $5,600 by March 31 in order to carry it out. Several fund-raisers are planned.

The boxes of food packets will be going to local food pantries and to Haiti through the Lazarus project

It will be a multigenerational type of assembly line for the entire family, reports Koch, explaining that Richard Proudfit, the founder of Kids Against Hunger, scientifically developed the process in an effort to stamp out world hunger. Each prepared food packet will feed six adults or 12 children one meal once the contents have been added to water that has been boiled 20 minutes.

Sledding ahead

Bernie Kozen, executive director of the West End Park & Open Space Commission, at the Chestnuthill Township municipal complex, has announced that sled riding is scheduled for Pleasant Valley Intermediate School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 19, weather permitting.

For more information contact him at (570) 992-9733 or bkozen@weposc.org [2].