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West End news for Oct. 27, 2021

Pets and costumes

Ross Township Park on Anchorage Road is the site for an Annual Pet Parade and Costume Contest beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, as released by the WEPOSC.

Owners and pets can be in the parade and there will be prizes for the scariest, cutest, most original and also pet and owner-look-alike and more.

Bike trick or treat

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

Fall Festival

Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church, Brodheadsville, is having a Community Fall Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Reformation Day

Salem-St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, is celebrating two special events on Sunday, Reformation Sunday, in the two inside worship services.

The 8:45 a.m. service will include a healing service. Masks are to be worn.

That is true also for the 10:45 service, which will include Confirmation.

The congregation continues with virtual worship with pretaped services on the second and fourth Sundays plus Facebook Live on other Sundays.

The church is holding its annual food sale, accepting orders through Nov. 7.

It includes filling, apple dumplings, celery seed dressing. To place an order call 570-801-5381.

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. Sunday, at the West End Fire Company grounds on Route 715 in Brodheadsville.

People are asked to remain in their vehicles and follow the arrows to assist in making it a safe trick or treat event.

Mass schedule

Our Lady Queen of Peace church has announced its last 7 p.m. Mass will be celebrated on Sunday.

The schedule then will include the 5 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass, the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass, the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass, and the 3 p.m. Sunday Mass in Spanish.

The announcement includes that there is a Sunday 6 p.m. Mass at St. Matthew’s in East Stroudsburg.

Order deadline

Monday is the last day to order pie crusts at Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville. Delivery is Nov. 4.

Pie crusts are made in 9-inch aluminum pans.

Pickup dates are from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7.

To order call Ruth at 610-253-5714.

All Saints Day

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will have Mass at 12:10 p.m. on Monday in recognition of All Saints Day and a Mass of Remembrance at 7 p.m. Tuesday for all those who have died the previous 12 months with special acknowledgment of those whose funerals were at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

All the families of the deceased are invited to share in this special Mass and remember their loved ones. They are welcome to bring a special memento to put on the church’s remembrance table.

St. Peter’s UMC, Saylorsburg, will recognize all saints who have passed into glory since last November on Nov. 7 by lighting a candle for each one as their name is read and worshippers reflect upon their lives and legacies. The church will also celebrate Holy Communion.

Ross meeting

The Ross Township Supervisors meet the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The meetings are held at the Ross Township Municipal Building, 250 Anchorage Road, Saylorsburg.

The upcoming meeting is set for Nov. 1, beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information or to verify, call 570-992-4990.

All Soul’s Day

On Nov. 2, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will have a Mass at 7 p.m. in Commemoration of all the faithful departed.

Remembering and praying for all those who have died believing that death does not separate us is the focus.

Sale deadline

Boy Scout Troop 102 is holding a pie sale, featuring 7-inch pies from Aunt G’s Pastries.

Choose from apple, cherry or blueberry crumb, pumpkin spice, pumpkin, shoofly, lemon sponge, pecan or peanut butter.

Orders must be placed by Monday. They will be available by Nov. 22.

Contact Shaver for more information and to order at 570-977-8208.

Tickets available

Polk Volunteer Fire Company Chief Billy Tippett recently shared that tickets were still available for the volunteers’ gun bingo being held on Nov. 6.

Interested individuals can call the firehouse at 610-681-4370 or leave a message on the Facebook page.

Meeting reminder

The Chestnuthill Township supervisors meeting for Tuesday has been canceled due to it being Election Day.

A regular meeting will be held on Nov. 16.

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.

Fall bazaar

St. Matthew’s UCC, Kunkletown, is having a fall bazaar on Nov. 6. It is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a rummage sale and a bake sale.

Menu items include barbecue, hot dogs, filling and gravy, four different soups.

The event will take place in the church social hall. All food will be takeout only as there will be no tables available for eating.

The event is sponsored by St. Matthew’s Laymen’s Fellowship.

Craft/gift fair

The West End Park and Open Space Commission will have a craft/gift air 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.

Shawl ministry

Effort UMC’s Prayer Shawl Ministry group will meet again Nov. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free dog training

Dog trainer David J. Henon will be giving a free training session at 11 a.m. Nov. 6, at the West End Regional Dog Park, 3551 Merwine Hilltop Road.

Bring your dog to go over basic commands and how it can help solve many behavior issues.

Also, learn about the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen and how it can help get discounts on a homeowner’s policy and how the dog can become a therapy dog.

Dogs must be human and dog friendly. Aggression can be discussed with David one on one.

Henon is the owner of University of Pets is certified in Canine Studies (Cynology) from Compass Education and Training-The College of Animal Studies. He is currently furthering his education with CATCH, Canine Trainers Academy.

For more information about David Henon or the program visit www.universityofpets.org or contact 570-664-3902.

Veterans Day

The Eldred Township Veteran’s Commission will be holding a Veterans Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, at the Eldred Township Veterans at 490 Memorial Road, Kunkletown (at the municipal building).

All are welcome.

The commission is seeking new members, veterans and nonveterans alike, to become a part of their mission to honor and preserve the memories of the fallen of Eldred Township and those who served. Anyone interested is asked contact Ann at the municipal building 610-381-4252, ext. 2.

The commission is currently beginning a project to update the list of Eldred Township residents who have served in any branch of the military.

If a resident or a family member has served, they are asked to register name, rank and branch with the commission to be included in the township’s Book of Honor.

Any questions can be sent to the township and will be forwarded to the Commission.

Tricky tray soon

An Orphan Outreach tricky tray will be held Nov. 13 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Doors open at 9 a.m. Drawing begins at 12:30 p.m.

There will be over 150 baskets and gift certificates.

Food and beverage will be available for sale.

Craft fair ahead

The Western Pocono Community Library is having its 40th annual craft fair on Nov. 20.

Applications are available on the library website.

Be the Reason

The Pocono Mountains United Way will be participating in Giving Tuesday, which is on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Contact UW at 570-517-3953 or check out www.PoconoUnitedWaay.org for more information.

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