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Published October 19. 2011 05:02PM

World Lions Day

Western Pocono Lions, Lioness and Leos helped make the local involvement in World Lions Day a success, says Past Council Chair and Chairman Lion Christopher J. Sweeney of the annual project to take seniors for a ride in the countryside to see the fall foliage.

The guests, from four different personal care homes and rehabilitation centers including Brookmont in Effort, Mrs. Bush's in Kunkletown, Getz's in Jonas and Wesley Rehabilitation in Brodheadsville, had a great day outdoors, he adds.

Western Pocono Lioness Club provided cookies that were distributed to guests and employees at the four sites and the PVHS Leo Club members.

Sweeney started this program for World Lions Day 33 years ago and has been grateful to all the Lions, Lioness, Leos and Personal Care Homes that have participated over the years. The Lions have provided rides for about 1,500 seniors during this time frame.

Anyone wishing more information about the program can contact Sweeney at (570) 992-7350

PVHS presenter at PMC

Dr. Douglas Arnold, superintendent of the Pleasant Valley School District, was one of several presenters at the recent Pocono Medical Center evaluation of the results of a community assessment that was done by PMC.

His focus was a perspective on education as it pertains to kindergarten through 12th grade.

Joining him on the panel were Monroe County Commissioner Chairwoman Suzanne McCool, speaking about government; Michael Tukeva; John Baujan, Stroud Area Regional Police; Peggy Howarth, Monroe County Transportation Authority; Sheila Theodora, Behavioral Health; and Pastor Dave Crosby, Pocono Community Church, on faith-based issues.

After the panel presentation four discussion groups were formed so that everyone could give input.

Each group's responses were reported and those items will be collected and re-evaluated.

West End Rotary

The featured speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 20, breakfast meeting of the West End Rotary at the Western Pocono Community Library will be Dr. Art Scott. He will speak about Northampton Community College.

Pink Light Walk

A Pink Light Walk is being hosted by West End Happenings on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the American Legion. Registration is at 6 p.m.; the walk begins at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine. Participants are asked to wear pink. Refreshments will be available.

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Western Pocono Lioness

The Western Pocono Lioness Club will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the American Legion Post home in Gilbert where they will be Trick or Treating at the club's Halloween party. Costumes are optional.

Refreshments will include cake, candy, coffee, tea and a special punch.

For more information, call Virginia at (610) 681-8306, not the Legion.

The club will also hold a Trick or Treat night at the Chestnuthill Park in Brodheadsville, from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.

The gazebo will be decorated for the children coming to the event.

Leaf event

There is still time to register for the free leaf coaster activity set for 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 22, at the township building on Anchorage Road in Saylorsburg.

For more information, call Bernie Kozen, executive director of the West End Park & Open Space Commission, at (570) 992-9733 or at

Trunk or Treating

Effort UMC will be holding Trunk or Treating at the church this Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 7 p.m. Offered will be dessert and beverages. There will be a costume parade, games and of course trick or treating from decorated cars.

Free flu shots

Our Lady Queen of Peace, in conjunction with Pocono Medical Center, will offer free flu shots from 2-8 p.m., Nov. 9, in McCawley Hall for any individual 18 years of age or older.

For more information call (570) 476-3767 or email

Registration is requested but not required.

Church conference

Effort UMC will host a five-church annual conference on Sunday, Nov. 20 starting at 1 p.m., starting with a potluck lunch. Included in the cluster conference with Effort, will be Reeders, McMichaels, Neola and Saylorsburg UMC churches.

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