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Chestnuthill column

Published October 02. 2013 05:00PM

PV Band Parents

The Pleasant Valley School District Band Parents group is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, in the high school.

Greyhound Day

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will be holding a Meet and Greet at Tractor Supply Company, Rt. 209, Brodheadsville, from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5.

Visit, or phone (570) 856-0377 for additional information.

Pediatric Patient bags

The TLC Moms Group at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is accepting donations for bags for pediatric patients.

Items in demand include: stickers, washable markers, colored pencils, activity books/pads. The last day for donations will be at 1 p.m., Oct. 14, as the TLC Moms Group meets to set up activity bags in McCawley Hall.

Fire Prevention Week

Local activities for Fire Prevention Week will run from Oct. 6 through Oct. 12.

Help given

Fifteen volunteers from East Stroudsburg University came to the Garden of Giving in McMichaels as part of the annual United Way's Day of Caring. They did various jobs and projects.

On Oct. 19 there will be both garlic planting and tours of the farm. Everyone is welcome to come see the garden and/or help plant the garlic to be harvested next year.

The Garden of Giving is always in need of volunteers to help in the office, serve on the board, and help in the garden, including team leaders, as well as donations of supplies and funding to purchase what is needed for the garden and chickens. The Garden of Giving is an excellent opportunity for youth and scouting groups to learn about gardening, science, health, nutrition, and many other valuable life skills and lessons on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis.

For more information, call (570) 402-1282 or email

Western Pocono Lioness

The next board meeting for the Western Pocono Lioness Club is at noon, Oct. 9, at Cherry's Family Restaurant in Kresgeville. All club members are welcome. Vice president Nancy Beck will lead the meeting

Free clothing

Gently used clothing for men, women and children will be available at Countryside Alliance Church, 126 Countryside Dr., Brodheadsville from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The clothing is free for as long as supplies last.

For more information, call (570) 992-3315.

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