Belle of the ball
As the 2013 school prom season approaches, organizers and volunteers for "The Second Annual Community Belle of the Ball" event will be collecting gently used gowns, shoes and jewelry, which will then be distributed to girls feeling the financial pinch of today's economy.
The collection date is Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets. Donors are asked to use the office entrance on Mauch Chunk Street.
Distribution will be held from 5-8 p.m. on March 1, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 2.
Last year's event provided 200 gowns to deserving young women, a "tremendous success" according to Gwen Evans, one of the organizers.
The collection is just a small part of Zion's outreach ministry.
For more information, contact Mrs. Evans at (570) 668-0666 or Deb Davies at 668-4554.
West Penn softball
The West Penn Softball League will be accepting registration for the 2013 season on Feb. 9.
The registration session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the West Penn Township Municipal Building.
The league is open to players between the ages of 5-16.
St. Peter's Union
The Rev. Cheryl Moore will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service this Scout Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. Sunday school classes meet at 10:15 a.m.
Also on Sunday, the Confirmation class will meet at 11:30 a.m. and Daisies, Brownies and Cub Scouts will meet at 6 p.m.
Activities for next week include: Monday,