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Chestnuthill column

Published January 13. 2011 05:00PM

Troop 109

Boy Scout Troop 109 in Saylorsburg invites boys ages of 10-18 to speak with troop leadership and spend some time with the troop. The Scoutmaster, Robert Facella, was awarded the 2010 Leader of the Year Award, presented by the Pocono District at a Roundtable meeting.

He was nominated by his former troop for his leadership excellence, dedication to the Boy Scouts of America principles, the Boy Scout Oath, and Scout Law.

The troop has numerous adult merit badge counselors and is offering exciting mystery trips, campouts, projects, working with organizations like Operation Touch of Home, which supports local troops deployed overseas.

Members are a community active troop and try to help wherever they can.

The troop's Charter Organization is St. Peter's U.M.C. in Saylorsburg. Meetings are held at St. Peter's (located on old Rt. 115 between Kunkletown Rd. and the Saylorsburg Post Office) Tuesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Anyone wishing more information may contact William Oxforth, Charter Organization Rep., at St. Peter's at (570)992-7311 or Scoutmaster Robert Facella at (610)381-849.

PV School Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, at the District Office in Brodheadsville.

Monroe Seniors

Monroe County Seniors will meet at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 14, and again on Wesdnesday, Jan 19, at Zion Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall.

Another audition

Individuals interested in singing with the Pleasant Valley Choral Society who are not already members have an opportunity to audition informally this Friday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville.

The chorus practices there each Friday, beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information, one can call Mark at (570)402-2026.

PV closed

The Pleasant Valley School District will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. School offices will be open. A Building and Grounds meeting will be held at 7 p.m.

Diversity Taskforce

Pleasant Valley School District's Diversity Taskforce will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The next meeting of the Effort UMC Prayer Shawl Ministry will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18.

For more information, one can call the church at (570)629-1890 or Mert Wolfe at (610)681-6419.

Women of the ELCA

Zion Lutheran's Women of the ELCA will meet at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Pocono Parkinson's

The next meeting of the Pocono Parkinson's Support Group will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19, beginning at 2 p.m.

For more information about the organization one can call Prime Time Health at (570)420-3746.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Farm Family event

Monroe County farm families, and farm family supporters, are invited to participate in the 2011 Farm Family Appreciation celebration.

It will be held Saturday, March 19, in Hamburg.

For more information, one can call Berks County Cooperative Extension at (610)378-1327 and ask for Donna.

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