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Chestnuthill column

Published October 23. 2013 05:00PM

Garlic planted

The garlic planting and tours of the Garden of Giving in McMichaels were a success and organizers are grateful to all who participated, as well as those who have given their support throughout the year.

This includes Charles Snyder, New Holland Tractors, and donors who helped get a new tractor, and Eric Galante, whose Eagle Scout project gave the garden eight more raised beds, bringing the number up to 32.

The garden is always in need of volunteers to help in several aspects depending on one's skills and interests. Donations of supplies, such as egg shells, cartons, and wood ash (with containers provided to donors), and funding to purchase what is needed for the garden and chickens are always welcome.

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, while helping neighbors in Monroe County in need.

For more information call 570-402-1282 or email

Library haunting

The Western Pocono Community Library is holding a Library Haunting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and at noon Saturday.

For more information contact the library at 570-992-7934.

School board meets

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

Pet Parade

The West End Park & Open Space Commission and Ross Township will host the Second Annual Pet Costume Parade at 11 a.m., at the VanBuskirk/Haney Park, Anchorage Road, Saylorsburg on Saturday. Owners and pets can be in the parade.

Prizes will be given for such categories as: Scariest, Cutest and owner-look-alike and more.

For more information one can contact Bernie Kozen at 570-992-9733 or at

Celebrating safely

Members of the Our Lady Queen of Peace parish are invited to participate in the Trunk or Treat event in the church parking lot at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Community Trunk or Treat events will also take place at the West End Fire Company and the Chestnuthill Park on Thursday, Oct. 31, with the times being 5-8 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., respectively.

Driver refresher

The AARP Driver Safety Program four-hour refresher course is being offered at the Chestnuthill Township Park Building on Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 1 p.m. Proof of having taken the 8-hour course within the past 36 months must be provided. Registration can be made by calling the instructor at 570-619-4006.

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