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West End news for Sept. 15, 2021

Eldred meets

The Eldred Township Board of Supervisors is slated to meet at 7 p.m. today at the township’s municipal building on Kunkletown Road.

Hispanic Heritage

From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month is a national celebration to honor the history, culture and influence of past generations who came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America, is the reminder from Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

As such, Bishop Bambera will be celebrating this observance with a Pontifical Mass in Spanish at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Scranton on Sept. 25.

PVI book fair

The Pleasant Valley Intermediate School Scholastic book fair continues through Friday.

Tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m., it will be the fourth grade open house and Scholastic Book Fair.

Drive-in supper

Zion Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville, is holding a free drive-in, pickup, community supper today at 5 p.m.

Pizza orders due

McMichaels UMC is selling 12-inch cheese pizzas. Orders are due by Thursday. Pickup is at the church by 11 a.m. Sept. 25.

The order must be placed with Martha Stout by calling her at 570-992-6742.

On Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., people can buy soup, with a large variety of kinds, and baked goods, as well as hot dogs, soda, coffee and water available if one wants to eat lunch at the church.

Honor Guard

At 6 p.m. Thursday, the Legion Honor Guard will have a drill and ceremony practice for all Honor Guard personnel at Post 927 in Gilbert.

WE Little League

The open West End Little League is set for 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the Chestnuthill Park Building on Route 715 in Brodheadsville.

Friday fun night

St. Matthew’s UCC, Kunkletown, will celebrate Family Fun Night this Friday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Masks are recommended when inside the church.

This Friday is a campfire and movie night in the grove. S’mores will be made while enjoying the movie.

Habitat golf event

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity will hold its biggest fundraiser, a golf tournament, on Sept. 24, at Great Bear Golf Club in East Stroudsburg.

The registration deadline for golf and sponsorships is this Friday.

To register, visit https://www.habitatmc.org/golf-2021.

Deadline Thursday

As part of Year of the Family observance, Our Lady Queen of Peace church’s Office for Parish Life is sponsoring a Family Fun Day at Knoebels Amusement Resort this Saturday.

Groups or individuals are welcome to enjoy all that Knoebels has to offer from noon to 8 p.m. and take advantage of the discounted ticket offer.

The church will have a reserved pavilion for lunch or to simply gather with family and friends.

To purchase tickets by credit card, visit www.dioceseofscranton.org. To order and pay by check, call 570-207-2213, ext. 1155. All orders must be paid in advance. The deadline to place orders is Sept. 16.

Bingo at park

The Chestnuthill Park building on Route 715 is the site for bingo games from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

There will be door prizes, specials, pull tabs and refreshments.

Post cleanup

Post 927 is calling all members to help with the post cleanup day Saturday at 9 a.m. No tools needed, just elbow grease.

Quiet Valley tours

Tours in September at the Monroe County’s living historical farm, Quiet Valley, will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For admission costs, contact Quiet Valley at 570-992-6161.

Ride and Rally

The Valor Organization, American Legion Post 927, Gilbert; American Legion Riders Chapter 927, Gilbert; and Sons of Mosby Motorcycle Association are sponsoring a Keep them Alive ride and rally with Live Wire on Saturday, with Mark Baylis, Valor organization, as speaker; Gold Star families and Earl Granville, as special guests.

It is a free and open event.

The staging area is the American Legion PA Headquarters, 800 N. Front St., Wormleysburg. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Kickstands up at 11:20 a.m. for riding to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.

The rally is at noon on the steps of the Capitol Building, 501 N. Third St., Harrisburg.

Live Wire band, food, vendors, will follow the rally and will be in the Soldiers Grove.

The focus is to let politicians know that the suicide rate for those veterans who fought for our country is unacceptable and to show support for the veterans and keep them alive.

For sponsorship, vendor space and general information contact:

Beth Lutz at 570-534-2854 or blutz.valor@gmail.com.

For more information, visit www.valorclinic.org or visit the group’s Facebook event page.

Grove services

A reminder that St. Matthew’s UCC, Kunkletown, is worshipping outside in the grove.

People are asked to bring their own lawn chair or people can listen to the service in their car from the parking lot.

Worshippers are reminded to bring their own Communion elements on Communion Sunday.

The grove services will continue until Oct. 10.

Monday bingo

Bingo night on Monday, at Legion Post 927 in Gilbert, is an open to the community event, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday.

Herbalist speaker

The Western Pocono Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. at Effort UMC, Monday. The speaker will be herbalist Lori Jacobs.

Collections for the food pantry this month include canned yams, cake mix, cranberry sauce and canned pumpkin. For all the pet lovers, the group is also collecting pet supplies.

The club is anticipating an outstanding 50th year anniversary celebration on Oct. 2 at the Chestnuthill Township Community Center.

Shawl ministry

The Prayer Shawl ministry at Effort UMC will meet again Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the former day care kitchen area.

Valor meets

The Valor PTSD meeting, open to non-Post members, is being held at Post 927 in Gilbert on Tuesday. It will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, call J. Grimm at 516-317-0588.

Bonfire event

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church Youth Group kickoff will be celebrated with a bonfire in two age groups on Tuesday and Wednesday this coming week.

Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., is time for the high school members and friends. On Sept. 22, from 6 to 7:15 p.m., it is time for the middle school youth.

All are to meet in the atrium.

Family needed

The local unit of Habitat for Humanity is seeking a family to partner with Habitat to rehab and ultimately own a three-bedroom home, half a double in Stroudsburg.

Interested families should contact Dr. Kelly Kemmerer at 570 216-4390 or ExecDirector@HabitatMC.org to learn more about this opportunity.

Seniors menu

The Chestnuthill Senior Center is offering pork and sauerkraut next Wednesday and veggie and cheese bake on Friday.

People attending the center are reminded to call by 11 a.m. two days in advance at 570-242-6770 or talk to manager Dolores Casalaspro.

Saturday hike

Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center has announced a Hike to the Top for 10 a.m. Saturday, to the top of the unnamed ridge at Kettle Creek and to search for one of prehistory’s mysteries.

The hike is steep in spots so hikers are reminded to wear hiking shoes or boots, dress for the weather, and bring water.

Preregistration is required and limited.

For more information, to register and find out about the cost 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.

Flock party

Salem-St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, is having its Sunday school kickoff from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday in front of the church between the early and late services.

The event is open to everyone. The leadership thinks it will be great to celebrate each other.

Sunday breakfast

Polk Township Volunteer Fire Co., Kresgeville, is hosting Sunday morning dine-in, all-you-can-eat breakfast, from 7 to 11:30 a.m.

Balance program

The Chestnuthill Senior Center at Zion Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville, will host a class, A Matter of Balance, beginning Sept. 22, as brought by St. Luke’s Monroe Campus.

The class will be once a week for eight weeks, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.?There is no fee for the class.

It is intended to help older adults manage falls and increase activity levels.

Class size is limited to 8 to 12 people so one must register.

For more information, one can call Jennifer at 272-212-0084.

Support coming

Grandparents who have adopted a grandchild in need of support, can attend a group to discuss everyday challenges of being a mommy again and losing those retirement years, according to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

The group will be starting in mid-September. For more information, call Susan at 570-223-4177.

Orphan Outreach

Sandie Flannery Our Lady Queen of Peace Church has long been involved in working with an Orphan Outreach in Ukraine.

Her report in the church’s upcoming Sunday bulletin, details some of the changes that have been implemented in Ukraine. The group at OLQOP that assists with this service project will next meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 23, to discuss further projects and how to get involved.

Men’s fellowship

All men of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church are welcome to join the Men’s Fellowship Group at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

Photo contest ending

Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center submissions for the 2022 MCCD calendar of photos that showcase Monroe County’s finest natural resources are due by Sept. 24.

Winners will receive fresh maple syrup from the Meesing Sugarbush. One grand prize winner will also be featured on the cover of the MCCD 2022 calendar.

For official rules and to submit a photo, visit the website, www.mcconservation.org/mccd-photo-contest.

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