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West End news for Oct. 27, 2021

Hoagie sales

The Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary is holding its hoagie sale through today. Pickup is Nov. 3. It is the last one for the year. McMichaels Methodist is holding a hoagie sale through Thursday. Call Martha Stout at 570-992-6742 to place an order. Pickup is Nov. 4 by noon at the church.

Sunday supper

West End Missions is again serving a dinner at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Brodheadsville, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Takeout only.

Polk Park group

The Polk Township Park Committee is slated to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. There are no meetings scheduled for November and December at this time.

Men’s Group

Our Lady Queen of Peace Men’s Group welcomes all men, 18 and over, to come to the group’s next meeting, which is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in Room 122.

WE Dems meet

The West End Democrats have their next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Garden needs

The Garden of Giving has several needs, including help picking apples and planting garlic on Nov. 1 and lawns to be mowed. Someone with a weed whacker would be welcome. Otherwise, equipment will be provided to all helpers.

In addition, the organization’s board needs to fill four positions. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at the ReMax building on Route 115 in Effort.

Contact The Garden by phone at 570-402-1282 or email gardenofgiving1@gmail.com.

Visit TheGardenOfGiving.org for more information. The garden is located at 2556 Rising Hill Drive, off Route 715 in McMichaels.

PVEN registration

PVEN registrations for children, under 15 years old, for the annual holiday toy and coat distribution is ending this Friday.

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, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, 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.

Howling Halloween

There may just be unique sounds coming out of St. Matthew’s UCC Church in Kunkletown on Friday, as a Fun Night is celebrated for, and with, families.

Worship services are back in the sanctuary, with many safe practices in place.

New budget date

Eldred Township has announced a rescheduled budget meeting. It will now be at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday.

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