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West End news for Oct. 14, 2021

Free dinner

Zion Lutheran, Brodheadsville, is offering a free community dinner Wednesday, by way of a drive-thru pickup, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Holiday registration

PVEN has already begun accepting registrations for children for the annual holiday toy and coat distribution.

Children under 15 years old may be eligible to receive free Christmas toys and a winter coat.

Registrations will be accepted until Oct. 29.

New clients will need birth certificates, proof of income, a lease or mortgage paperwork and proof of residency in the six-township coverage area: Chestnuthill, Jackson, Hamilton, Eldred, Polk and Ross townships, as well as clothing sizes and wishes for each child.

Anyone interested in signing up for the program is asked to call the PVEN office at 570-992-3136.

Current PVEN needs are gravy, stuffing, fried onions and cranberry sauce for the food pantry and men’s socks, body wash, women’s deodorant, and razors and shaving cream for the Clothing Closet.

Democrats meet

The West End Democrats have their next meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the West End Fire House upper level banquet room on Route 715 in Brodheadsville.

This will be the final group meeting for 2021.

There is no bean soup dinner or holiday party scheduled for WEDA for the remainder of this year, due to the continued COVID-19 concerns.

Bike trick-or-treat

The Western Pocono Community Library is having a Trick-or-Treat Bike Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 30. Helmets are required. RSVP to wpcl2@ptd.net.

Joint drive-thru

The West End Park and Open Space Commission is partnering with the West End Fire Company to host a Trunk or Treat night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the West End Fire Company grounds on Route 715 in Brodheadsville to make a safe trick-or-treat event for the community.

Any organization that would like to join the fun is asked to contact Bernie Kozen, executive director of the WEPOSC, at 570-992-9733 or at www.weposc.org.

Volunteers feted

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity volunteers are invited to an appreciation dinner at a casual event to be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Shawnee Inn.

This event is free to anyone who has volunteered with MCHFH at least one time over the past year.

Volunteers can expect a delicious meal, fun, camaraderie, awards and big prizes.

RSVP by calling Scott at 570-216-4390.

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