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Published July 08. 2010 05:00PM

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). Food will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be available every Tuesday and Thursday. Individuals and families are welcome to attend. For any questions regarding West End Missions, or for anyone who would like to volunteer, please call Mike at (610) 681-5321.

Vacation Bible School

From July 12-16, 9 a.m. until noon, all children ages 3-12 years of age are welcome to attend Salem United Church of Christ's Vacation Bible School. The church is located at Route 209 and Gilbert Road, Gilbert. The theme this year is "Son Quest Rain Forest." There will be crafts, games, skits and snacks, all with a Rain Forest theme. There is no charge to attend. You can call the church office to register at (610) 681-4733, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Waggin Tails Pet

Rescue slated

Adoption Day will be on Sunday, July 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the American Legion Post on Route. 209, in Gilbert. Join them to meet some of their dogs in need of good, loving homes. Visit the website to see a complete listing of available cats and dogs, or to fill out an application, at: There is also a list of things that are needed to help the many dogs and cats living at the shelter.

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