West End news for Oct. 7, 2021
Eldred Township’s Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 13 is canceled.
Eldred Township reports that the renovation of the historic post office is making progress with the help of the historical society.
A photo contest held by the historical society is now a calendar sales fundraiser. The 2022 calendar is now for sale at the township office.
In addition, this year the historical society received some grant money to replace the siding on the rear of the building, remove the dirt from the basement and pour a concrete floor and install new stairs from the basement to the first floor. All that work is in progress.
The next grant will be for the repair and replacement of the roof. After that, the porch and all its ornate woodwork.
Once those things are completed and the building gets a new coat of paint, the work will move inside.
Harvest Home set
St. Matthew’s UCC, Kunkletown, will celebrate Harvest Home on Oct. 17, the first Sunday the congregation will be back in the sanctuary. The service begins at 9 a.m.
The classrooms will be open for anyone who wants to social distance.
Worshippers can also listen to the service on the radio from inside their car or continue to shelter at home and worship with the church digitally on one’s smartphone or computer.
Many best practices will be in place.
Members and friends are asked to bring donations of food and place them on the table up on the front left side of the chancel. The donations will be collected for two weeks then split up and be given to PVEN and the West End Food Pantry.
Flea market held
An autumn flea market is scheduled for Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Saylorsburg.
The church will offer a food table with home-baked goods and lunch fare.
Vendors can call 570-992-6930 to reserve a site or table.
Wild bird seed
Monroe County Conservation District’s Environmental Education Center has scheduled its truckload wild bird seed sale from Aspen for Oct. 23.
This sale offers the opportunity to purchase high-quality bird seed at the lowest prices of the year and just in time for the winter bird feeding season.
Ordering deadline is Oct. 14. Complete order forms are available by calling the center at 570-629-3061 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. Or download the order form from www.mcconservation.org.
No dinner dance
Operation Touch of Home is sad to announce that the group’s dinner/dance on Oct. 16 has been canceled. Anyone who paid for tickets will receive a full refund.
The raffle is still on with the winning tickets being pulled on Oct. 16. Anyone still interested in purchasing raffle tickets is asked to reach out to OTOH or see any OTOH member.
The pilots of EAA chapter 839 will hold one more pancake breakfast at Pegasus Airpark, 222 Hickory Lane, Saylorsburg, on Oct. 17, rain or shine. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The menu is pancakes, sausage links and pastries, with coffee and orange juice. Children under age 5 eat at no charge.
The pilots are also offering youth ages 8 to 17 free Young Eagles plane rides, with face painting and a fall hayride for everyone, depending on weather.
From Bernie Kozen and Kim Tuin comes word that the West End Park and Open Space Commission is hosting a second Buy Local punchcard fundraiser.
It will run the end of this year through June 30, 2022, and each business will offer a free item with a purchase on a punchcard which will be sold. Examples from last year include free French onion soup or chili at Cherry’s, a free taco at Crystal’s, a free small salad at the Hamilton, and free garlic knots at Saylorsburg Pizza, etc.
This fundraiser has a dual purpose: it is to bring in funds to WEPOSC for its monthly programs and it is to bring customers to advertising businesses.
If interested, either email email@example.com or call 570-992-9733 on or before Oct. 22.
Soup sale set
Broccoli and cheese as well as chicken and sausage gumbo are the soups being offered at Effort UMC through the Oct. 20, the final ordering date.
Pickup date is Oct. 24.
For more details, call the church at 570-629-1890.
Pantry fall fest
The West End Pantry in Kunkletown is hosting a Fall Fest Community Jam from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at 516 Kunkletown Road.
Bring a chair for rock/pop music by the Seeking Satellites.
It will include free pumpkins, hot dogs and cider, while supplies last.
Pocono United Way has announced the launch of its new website, https://poconounitedway.org.
The West End Park and Open Space Commission will have a craft/gift fair at the Chestnuthill Park, 221 Route 715, Brodheadsville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6.
It will feature crafts, gifts, art, direct sellers and door prizes.
For information about participating, contact www.weposc.org or call 570-992-9733.
Monroe County Habitat for Humanity shares that car donations support Monroe County Habitat for Humanity’s local and worldwide mission of eliminating poverty, housing and homelessness.
By donating a vehicle to the Cars for Homes donation program, one can easily help Monroe County Habitat for Humanity build or repair local houses in partnership with families in need of a hand up.
Donate cars, trucks, ships/boats, RVs, motorcycles, construction equipment and many other vehicles, running or not, and one may be eligible for a tax deduction.
Contact Monroe Habitat at 570-216-4390.