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Published October 29. 2009 05:00PM

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its 63rd annual dinner at the Pioneer Evergreen Farms, Orwigsburg, on Oct. 27. The group had the distinction of being the first organization to be served in the facility's new restaurant. Kenny Fetherolf of Forget Me Not Florists presented a program on topiary and details of the history of the farm, florist and gift shops and the special events held throughout the year.

Established in 1945 by Ralph and Jean Fetherolf, the place was a dairy farm of approximately 100 acres. Now expanded to almost 600 acres, the farm is still owned and operated by descendants of the Fetherolf family. The garden club was given a tour of the gift and florist shops and had the opportunity to ask questions.

The next club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, in the social hall of Zions Church in the Lewistown Valley. A program on Williamsburg designs will be provided by Evelyn Adams. The public is welcome to attend.

Swim boosters

The Tamaqua Swim/Diving Team Boosters are conducting a used clothing drive the weekend of Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The American Hose Fire Company, Mauch Chunk Street, will serve as the collection center. Hours will be Oct. 30, from 5-8 p.m.; Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, or to assist at the collection site, contact Janet McCann at (570) 668-9043 or Linda Wagner at 645-6065.

Calvary Methodist

Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in the Lewistown Valley will hold Rally Day services this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The service will include puppets, special music and scientific object lessons. Sunday school for all ages will be held at 9:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, there will be a concert, at 7 p.m., featuring Gospel Bond, a group from Selinsgrove.

Prayer and Share services are held Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

SS. Peter and Paul

Rosary Sunday will be celebrated this Sunday in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Members of the Holy Rosary Society will attend the 8 a.m. Mass and receive Holy Communion as a group.

All Soul's Day will be observed on Nov. 2 with a morning of prayer, reflection and worship, from 9 a.m. to noon, in St. Jerome's Regional School cafeteria.

St. John UCC

The Rev. Kevin Duffy-Guy will officiate at the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday in St. John United Church of Christ. Nursery care will be provided. The service will be followed by a time of fellowship. Sunday school classes for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. The weekly service will be broadcast on radio station WLSH, 1410 AM, at 11:30 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, Consistory meeting at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, choir rehearsal at 7:30 p.m.

St. John's is sponsoring a Christmas Extravaganza on Nov. 28. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tables for demonstrators are still available at no charge. For further information, or to register, e-mail

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