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West End news for July 1, 2021

Lose weight

TOPS PA 1113 Kresgeville (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) continues to meet Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. at Cherry’s Restaurant in Kresgeville.

Group members would be happy to see new faces and share stories of weight loss.

For more information, contact Linda at 610-681-6789.

Bible study set

St. Matthew’s UCC, Kunkletown has announced that Pastor Suzanne is leading a summer evening Bible study focusing on Women of the Bible. Those attending will meet on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. on

July 7 and 21, and Aug. 11 and 25 in person. But if anyone would like to join by Zoom, let the pastor know. Each lesson will be unique, so no one needs to worry about missing a lesson.

Collection continues

The PVEN continues to accept donations for its back to School Extravaganza, a program to help students prepare for the upcoming school year, through July.

Needed are such items as backpacks, school supplies, new and gently used school uniforms, sneakers, socks and underwear, and personal care items including toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

Also needed are linens, bed sheets, towels and blankets.

Supplies can be brought to PVEN’S Clothing Closet on Route 209 in Sciota.

Habitat help

Committee members are needed at Monroe County Habitat for Humanity to help the organization to reach its goal of repairing 30 homes in Monroe County this year.

Anyone who would like more information about the committees, including Finance, Homeowners Support, Event Planning, Public Relations, Construction and Faith Relations can contact Habitat for Humanity at 570-216-4390, or ExecDirector@HabitatMC.org.

Effort website

Church services for Effort UMC may be attended in person at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays or viewed online at: https://youtu.be/RexfIoOwnaw or by going to the church website, effortumc.org, which is back up and running.

Bug Fest soon

Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center will celebrate Bugfest 2021 on July 10, at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Bartonsville.

Families with children from 4 to 12 are invited to come out and have some buggy fun with live critters, displays, games and take-home crafts all about six-legged friends. Activities include insect safaris, a butterfly tent, live insects, insect collections, painting with maggots and games.

There will be two sessions for families to attend. The morning session is from 10 a.m. to noon. The afternoon session is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Preregistration is required and limited.

Parents can attend for free, but there is a registration cost for children.

Children who come dressed as their favorite bug get a discount on admission.

To register or for more information on Bug Fest, call the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center at 570-629-3061, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information on other programs that are offered visit www.mcconservation.org.

Contact Adele Argot at 717-933-4028 or arargot3@verizon.net. Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.