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Chestnuthill column

Published April 03. 2013 05:01PM

Daisy Troop 556

Members of Daisy Troop 556 will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at Zion United Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville.

Lions board

The board of directors of the Western Pocono Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at the Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville. All Lions are welcome.

Priest to speak

The West End Rotary Club will host the Rev. Mike Quinnan of Our Lady Queen of Peace at its breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, April, 4, at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville. Rev. Quinnan will reflect on leading a flock of 2,300 families.

PVEN Board

The board of directors for the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 4, at Zion Lutheran in Brodheadsville.

Girl Scouts meet

Girl Scout Troop 411 will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at Zion Lutheran, Brodheadsville.

Combined meeting

The two youth groups at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will meet from 6:30-9 p.m., Friday, April 5, with special guest presenter/musician Sean Malloy. Parents are welcome.

Special recycling

Chestnuthill Township will host a free Give and Take Day on Saturday, April 6, at Chestnuthill Township Park on Route 715. The time for giving is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the time for taking is 1-4 p.m.

For more information as to what one may bring or take or to volunteer call (570) 629-8414 or visit

Clean up Day

Pride in Chestnuthill (PIC) is having its first spring clean up day on April 6. More information can be found at

Volunteers will meet at the Chestnuthill Township municipal building on Route 715 at 7 a.m. The rain date is April 13. The group does not pick up in rain, snow or temperatures below 45 degrees at 7 a.m. on the day of the event.

All Sports Club

The Pleasant Valley All Sports Club will meet at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 8, in the high school library.

PAC/PTO meets

The Pleasant Valley Middle School PAC/PTO will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 10.

Fishing permits

Residents of Chestnuthill and Jackson townships can apply for day fishing permits on McMichaels Creek (Pohoqualine Fish Association Private Access) for Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information contact Bernie Kozen, executive director, West End Park & Open Space Commission, by emailing or calling (570) 992-9733. Applicants must provide proof of residency, photo ID and a valid PA fishing license with applicable stamps.

Garden of Giving

Spring work has begun at the Garden of Giving in McMichaels. Onions and asparagus were planted and the beds have been prepped for the upcoming season. Seeds are at the Monroe County Career and Technical Institute and should be sprouting soon.

This will be the fifth year the Garden of Giving is providing fresh produce and eggs to Monroe County families in need. On the agenda is the Second Annual Fill the Truck event on April 20, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in Brodheadsville at Tractor Supply.

Anticipated is getting the much needed tractor to work the garden with support from Charles S. Snyder, Inc., and New Holland Tractors.

The Garden of Giving is in need of volunteers to help in the office, serve on the board, (especially anyone with a financial background to serve as a treasurer), and help in the garden, as well as donations of supplies and funding to purchase what is needed for the garden and chickens that are now part of the outreach project.

The Garden of Giving offers opportunities for youth and Scouting groups to learn about gardening, science, health, nutrition, and many other valuable life skills and lessons as they volunteer there. For more information call (570) 402-1282 or visit

Mission auction

Effort UMC will hold its mission auction Saturday, April 6, beginning at 6 p.m.

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