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Published July 08. 2010 05:00PM

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club held its June meeting at the social hall of Zion's Church, with President June Leiby in charge of the business session. Guest speaker was Kenny Fetherolf of Forget Me Not Florist at Pioneer Evergreen Farms.

Fetherolf introduced club members to the latest styles in bridal bouquets and wedding flowers, as well as traditional arrangements. He provided tips on choosing floral materials, bouquet sizes and flowers that last longest out of water. Each member in attendance was presented with a fresh flower.

A discussion was held concerning the Schuylkill County Fair, which will be held Aug. 2-7. Several members will be entering floral arrangements in competition, with judging to be held on July 31.

The arrangement for the evening was bridal bouquets, with Evelyn Adams awarded first place and Mary Bridygham earning second place. The specimen was a rose, with Linda Leiby earning first place and Evelyn Adams taking second lace.

The meeting ended with a light luncheon, provided by Evelyn Adams and Kathy McGee.

The next meeting, which will include the annual picnic, will be held July 27 at Leiby's Grove. Members were reminded to bring a covered dish to share and individual utensils.

Zion Lewistown

The Rev. Sunny Stock will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Zion Church in the Lewistown Valley. The service will include a children's sermon and children's church. Sunday school classes will be held at 9:30 a.m.

An old fashioned picnic is being planned for July 24, from 4-8 p.m., on the church grounds. In addition to great food and ice cream sundaes, the day's events will include cake walks, pie eating contests and entertainment.

For more information concerning Zion's activities, visit the website at

Calvary UM

Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church continues holdings its services and events at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Rd. The Rev. Brian Reading will officiate at this Sunday's 10:25 a.m. worship service. Nursery care is available. The service will include Holy Communion. Sunday school classes meet at 9:15 a.m.

Also Sunday, evening prayer services will be held at 6:30 p.m..

Next Wednesday, there will be an evening of prayer and sharing, beginning at 7 p.m.

St. Jerome's

The St. Jerome's Religious Education Officeis offering candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation a variety of opportunities to complete the required class room sessions. Candidates are required to complete Session 1, 15 hours of class time, as well as Session 2, 15 hours of class time. Students are also required to have individual interviews and attend two workshops and a retreat.

For more information on available session times, contact Mrs. Jane Habel at

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. Nursery care is provided. Sunday school for all ages is held at 9:30 a.m.

Activities for next week will include: Tuesday, prayer time at 8:30 a.m., Playground Pals at 11:30 a.m. and GriefShare at 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Waterside Whistle Stop at 2:30 p.m., TYM meeting at 6:30 p.m., prayer and Bible study session at 6:30 p.m.

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