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West End news for Nov. 18, 2021

Sunday supper

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is again hosting a Community Sunday Supper from 3 to 4 p.m.

All are welcome.

Bingo night

The open-to-community bingo night will be held on Monday at the Legion Post Home in Gilbert.

Card sales begin at 6:30 p.m.; game calling begins at 7 p.m.

Budget meeting

Polk Township Supervisors have a proposed budget meeting on the calendar for 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Coming soon

The Carbon County Fair is holding a Kris Kringle Fest at the West End Fair beginning on Nov. 26, 27 and 28, and covering three days each weekend until ending on Dec. 23, according to Bob Silliman.

Those weekends will feature a walk-through light show, music, food and crafts. There is an admission cost.

Crafters who are interested in being part of the event can call Bob Silliman at 570-657-7129.

The light show will be nonstop from 5 to 9 p.m. every Monday through Thursday through Dec. 23.

There will be live performances by Dave and Brenda Rehrig and also by Bill and Melodye Reese, Jeni Hackett and Stacey Gable, and performances by Joe Krushinsky and Angela Nardini.

And, of course, an appearance by Kris Kringle.

Photo display

Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center Art Gallery display, Rachel Keslosky’s Living with the Seasons, runs through Nov. 30.

The Stroudsburg area resident uses her photography to showcase her experiences of the changing seasons of the Poconos.

For more information, call the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center at 570-629-3061, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays.

For more information on other programs being offered, visit the center’s website at www.mcconservation.org.

With gratitude

Winter is now upon us, and Thanksgiving time is here, says Linda Zak, from the Garden of Giving, stating the garden is so thankful for all the volunteers and donors who worked to sustain the garden’s mission to supply healthful food for over 1,000 local families.

Five food pantries distributed delicious, locally grown, vegetables and fruits throughout the summer.

Volunteer groups were still limited, due to the lingering effects of the COVID virus. Hopefully, the 2022 growing season will see a return of all the large groups of volunteers, including Scout troops.

Big thanks go out to the Monroe County Bar Association, for the large grant which made possible the finishing of the senior area, with the easy-to-reach raised planting beds.

PVEN angel tree

People can help struggling families residing in Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Polk and Ross townships through the PVEN Angel Tree for Christmas program.

Various area churches have an angel tree with gift suggestions asked for by registered children via the PVEN and folks can fulfill the request and purchase something and take the unwrapped gift to one’s respective church, with the angel tag attached, by Dec. 5.

Holiday activities

From the Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville, comes notice of several December special activities.

The first one is an adult rock painting time, the second Wednesday of the month, Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m. All supplies are provided.

The next one is a Gingerbread Jingle family event from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 11.

It includes building a graham cracker gingerbread house, making holiday cards & ornaments, and enjoying a special story time. Tickets are necessary for a small fee and are available beginning Nov. 22 at the WPCL Circulation Desk, while supplies last.

Celebrate 2022

The Western Pocono Lions Club is holding a pork and sauerkraut dinner on Jan. 1, 2022, from noon to 3 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church on Route 209 in Brodheadsville. The meal includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, a roll and dessert. Tickets can be purchased by calling 570-801-7509 or at the door that day. Takeouts will be available.

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