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Chestnuthill column

Published October 30. 2013 05:00PM

Masses announced

Our Lady Queen of Peace has announced the upcoming Mass schedule for All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation, for 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 and at 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, All Souls' Day (Memorial Mass). On Saturday, Nov. 2, Mass will be celebrated at 8 a.m.

Celebrating Halloween

Effort United Methodist Church Pre-School will host a Halloween parade and party Thursday.

Special visitor

The West End Rotary Club will welcome Rotary District Governor Irene Carey at its breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Western Pocono Community Library in Brodheadsville.

With thanks

The West End Fire Company will host a Trunk or Treat at the firehouse in Brodheadsville, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. The volunteers feel this is the safest way to Trick or Treat and are holding the event to say thank you to the community for its support.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat in the Chestnuthill Park in Brodheadsville, will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. Groups, businesses and families are invited to join the festivities. There will be a Costume Contest and prizes for Most Original Displays.

For more information contact Bernie Kozen, executive director, West End Park & Open Space Commission at or at 570-992-9733.

Clothing needed

Spokespersons for PVEN announce that boys' clothing of all sizes is needed by the PVEN Community Service Center. Items may be delivered to the PVEN Tuesday mornings or by other arrangement. Call the center at 570-992-3136.

Monroe Seniors

Zion Lutheran, Brodheadsville, is the site for the West End Seniors to meet. Upcoming dates are Friday, Nov. 1; Wednesday, Nov. 6: and Friday, Nov. 8. Doors open at 9 a.m. Participants who plan to eat there should call site manager Doris Phillips at 570-992-6988 a few days ahead of time.

World Community Day

Church Women United of Monroe County is holding a World Community Day service at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Victory Church, Cherry Lane Road, Tannersville in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be served after the service. For more information call Betty at 570-629-0649.

Free clothing

Gently-used clothing for men, women and children will be available at Countryside Alliance Church, 126 Countryside Drive, Brodheadsville, for free from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, as long as supplies last. For more information call 570-992-3315.

Rally participation

Members of the Western Pocono Lioness Club will be going to the District 14U Lioness Rally at Cherry's in Kresgeville, at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 2. District 14U's Lioness liaison Marie Barth has arranged for the program to be about the district governor's projects of Sight Conservation, NEPA EYE Bank, hearing conservation, etc. Speakers will be 1st Vice District Sharon Kimmel and Immediate Past District Governor Angie Mims.

Those intending to go should contact club president Ruth Smith at 610-381-4274.

Greyhound greeting

Pocono Greyhound Adoption will host a Meet & Greet at Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville, from noon until 3 p.m., Saturday. Visit, or phone 570-856-0377 for more information.

All Saints

Zion Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville, will celebrate All Saints' Day on Sunday Nov. 3. Services are at 8 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m., Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The flying fingers of Effort Methodist church will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to make prayer shawls.

Leos installation

Pleasant Valley High School's Leo Club will install over 70 members at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The event is a covered dish affair, with parents included.

Peace Poster competition

Lions Clubs International sponsors a Peace Poster Contest around the world each year. Judging on the local entry level will be done at the Western Pocono Lions Club's Board of Directors meeting on Nov. 6.

The local school winner will be submitted to the district governor and all entries from the district will compete for district honors. Winner of that competition will vie for top honors on the state level.

One in a Million

A play by the PVMS Drama Club will take place at Pleasant Valley Middle School at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Pleasant Valley Middle School as a dress rehearsal to which Senior Citizens are invited. Light refreshments will be served at its conclusion. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Grace Marks at 570-977-4437 or at

Upcoming blood drive

Wawa in Brodheadsville is the site for a blood drive from 1-6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14. To schedule an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS.

Clothing drive

Boy Scout Troop 98 is conducting a clothing drive collection from noon until 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17. A truck and table will be set up next to the main entrance of Brodheadsville Self Storage, located at the end of Jena Drive, directly across from Pleasant Valley High School on Route 115.

The drive will help to defray the cost of taking 13 Scouts on a high adventure trek to Maine next summer.

If someone has items including bikes they want to donate and can't get them to the drive on Nov. 17, contact Doug Atherton at 570-730-0758 or C. Herrmann at 570-350-0653 to arrange for pick up.

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