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West End news for Nov. 11, 2021

Roast beef dinner

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Saylorsburg, is bringing back its locally popular roast beef dinner as a drive-thru, takeout meal only on Saturday, serving only from 3 to 7 p.m., or until all meals are gone.

Preorder is strongly recommended. Call 570-992-7311 and leave your name, phone number and the number of meals. Or one may email domehome@ptd.net and provide the same information.

The meal includes a generous helping of tender roast beef, gravy, potato, corn, coleslaw, roll and dessert.

St. Peter’s UMC is located at 924 Route 115 Saylorsburg, next to Dollar General.

Call the above number for meal costs.

Vigil Mass

Beginning on Saturday, Our Lady Queen of Peace church will have its Vigil Mass at 4 p.m. again with Confessions heard from 3 to 3:45 p.m.

Free concert

St. Matthew’s UCC, Kunkletown, invites the community to a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

It features Jennifer K. Eckhart, pastor at Blue Mountain Church in Palmerton, and the band Stained Glass Road.

A meat or veggie lasagna dinner on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. is being offered by the church’s CIA group for a cost.

Email stmatts@ptd.net or call the church 610-381-2442 for more information.

Filling deadline

The Polk Township Fire Company is selling filling. Orders need to be in by Sunday. Pickup is from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 and 24.

To get more information, call 610-681-4370 and press 1, or call 253-905-5703.

Family portraits

The Pleasant Valley Class of 2024 is hosting a special event, Family Portrait Day, at the Old Mill on Hamilton Road in Sciota from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for families for a cost.

All proceeds will go to the class of 2024.

For more information, contact the school.

Coloring contest

The West End Park and Open Space Commission is holding its fourth annual fall coloring contest for ages 3 to 11, now through Nov. 16, for drop-off, or mailed to arrive that day to WEPOSC, attention Bernie and Kim, P.O. Box 243, Brodheadsville, PA 18322.

The page to color can be picked up at the WEPOSC office. There will be three winners and then submissions will go to nursing home residents to decorate their rooms for the holidays.

Riders meeting

The American Legion Riders monthly meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, at the American Legion Post 927, 646 Fairgrounds Road/Route 209, in Gilbert.

Three-foods sale

Salem-St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is having a three-items sale for Thanksgiving. Items are filling, apple dumplings and celery seed dressing.

Ordering deadline is Sunday. For costs and to place an order, call 570-801-7509.

Pickup will be between 5 and 6 p.m. Nov. 19, at the church.

Fellowship breakfast

Effort UMC is having its fellowship breakfast from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Sunday.

Special event

St. Peter’s UMC, Saylorsburg, is observing Native American Sunday, with Catherine Sufrich presenting during the Inspirational Moments.

The service begins at 10 a.m.

Sunday supper

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Brodheadsville, is again offering a Sunday supper from 3 to 4 p.m.

Monday bingo

At 6:30 p.m. the doors open for bingo at American Legion Post Home 927 in Brodheadsville.

The games begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.

There will be food specials.

Women’s Club meets

The Western Pocono Women’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Effort UMC on Merwinsburg Road.

The officers for this program year are Fern Smith, president; Vicki Connor, vice president; Mary Minnucci, treasurer; and Darlene Beers, secretary.

The program is slated to be making a Christmas craft for residents of Getz Personal Care Home. Organizing craft night will be Lisa Altemose, Lynne Mazar, Stacy Meckes and Kris Meckes.

Refreshments are the duty of Claire Napierski, Kathy Hargash, Greta Weaver, Linda Holms and Carol Esdale,

November collections, under the direction of Linda Bryfogle, will be diapers, wipes and onesies for Angel’s Closet.

This organization provides a layette of items to the hospital for families in need with newborns.

Also being collected are three recipes from members, of their favorites, to be considered for the club’s new cookbook.

Turkeys and ham

The Effort UMC food pantry would be happy to accept anyone’s free turkey or ham from their respective grocery store if the recipient has no need or room for it, to be donated to the Supplemental Food Resource Center hosted by the church.

Call 570-629-1890, for donation days and times.

The SFRC will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Thankfulness event

The West End Park and Open Space Commission is holding a free thankfulness event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Chestnuthill Park Tuesday. Attendees can make a firepit handprint craft and write on our thankfulness board. It is also the final date for handing in coloring contest pages.


The Chestnuthill Township Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal building in Brodheadsville.

Prayer Shawl work

The Effort UMC prayer shawl ministry will be gathering from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Missions dinner

On Nov. 18, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., West End Missions will host a dinner, for takeout only, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.

Library craft fair

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

Call the library at 570-992-7934 to check if crafters’ participation is still possible and for more information.

OTOH fall drive

The Operation Touch of Home fall drive will be held on Nov. 19-21. More information is to be forthcoming.

Volunteers needed

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity has shared that volunteers of all skill levels are needed Monday through Friday to assist with home repairs in Monroe County.

Anyone interested in lending a hand or having questions about volunteering with MCHH, can email ExecDirector@HabitatMC.org or call 570-216-4390.

Someone at MCHH will get back in touch with the caller.

Old Time Christmas

Quiet Valley, Monroe County’s Living historical farm, has announced its Old Time Christmas days for Dec. 4 and 5 as well as Dec. 11 and 12.

More information will be forthcoming.

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