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West End news for Oct. 19, 2022

Seeing orange

Students in the PV Elementary School should be seeing a lot of orange today in light of the school celebrating Unity Day and being encouraged to wear orange on this day.

Supper tonight

A free community supper is being served at Zion Lutheran, Brodheadsville, from 5 to 6 p.m. today.

The menu is to be turkey BBQ sandwiches, seasoned vegetables, cranberry sauce, crudite with dip and a dessert.

Rachel’s Challenge

Thursday evening, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., at the Pleasant Valley High School, for ages 12 and older, folks are invited: to hear the incredible story of Rachel Scott who was the first victim in the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999.

Her life, writings and legacy have become the basis for Rachel’s Challenge and her story has been shared around the world. Rachel’s message of kindness, compassion, acceptance and respect promote a positive school culture which leads to academic success.

Busy Legion site

Post 927 of the American Legion in Brodheadsville has a busy calendar week ahead.

Activities include: Boy Scout Troop 102 Committee meeting, at 7 ; Honor Guard Post 927 practice at 6 p.m., Thursday; West End Home Association NFL Sunday at 1 p.m.; Meat Raffle Monday, at 6 p.m.; West End Home Association Night Football; and Tuesday, at 7 p.m., the American Legion‘s monthly meeting.

The Legion can be reached at 610-681-5838.

Eldred supers

Eldred Township Board of Supervisors is slated to meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the municipal building on Kunkletown Rd.

For more information call 610-381-4252 or visit the township’s website at eldredtwp.org.

Love letters

The Western Pocono Community Library continues with its Letters of Love to provide cards of support to children battling critical illness.

Card making supplies will be in the café every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Hoagie sale

McMichaels UMC is holding a hoagie sale. One must order by tomorrow at 610-597-1030 and pick up from 11 a.m. to noon, Oct. 27, at the church, on the corner of Rt. 715 and White Church Road.

PVI PTO meets

The Pleasant Valley Elementary School’s PTO is scheduled to meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

PVSD Board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education is slated to meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Harvest Hustle set

The Pleasant Valley Intermediate PTO will benefit from a Harvest Hustle event being held at PVI outdoors during the school day on Friday, weather permitting. If it rains it will be held on Friday following.

All students may participate ad are encouraged to wear fall colors.

It is a fundraiser and funds may be used for: student and family activities or events, recess equipment, school supplies, etc.

Students walk/run laps/jog and enjoy fall-themed game and refreshments and possibly earn prizes.

Soup & bake sale

McMichaels UMC is holding a homemade soup and bake sale from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday. A large variety of soups and baked goods will be available.

Beverages and hot dogs will also be on sale.

PVEN cheesecake sale

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is holding its annual Thanksgiving cheesecake sale now through Nov. 11.

Orders must be in by Nov. 11. Being offered are the following flavors: peanut butter cup, Oreo cookie, plain, pumpkin and raspberry swirl.

Pickup is at PVEN Nov. 21 or Nov. 22. To order, call the PVEN at 570-992-3136.

Current pantry needs at PVEN include: packaged french fried onions, mashed potatoes and turkeys, as well as turkey breasts.

Trunk or Treat

American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Trunk or Treat event at the Legion Post Home in Gilbert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29.

Sign-ups are due by Sunday at the Post.

For more information one can contact Kirsten Krpata at 570-350-1144.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is holding a Trunk or Treat event from 1 to 2 p.m., Oct. 30, in the church parking lot.

Donations of candy are being sought. They may be brought to the church office.

C’hill Halloween

The township is hosting a Halloween Spooktacular from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 22.

It includes Story Time, pumpkin painting, face painting and balloon animals, apple cider press demo, costume contest.

Saturday dinner

St. Peter’s UMC, Saylorsburg, is offering a drive-through roast beef dinner, complete with dessert, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday.

Reservations are requested, but not mandatory.

Call the church at 570-992-7311 & leave your name, phone number and the number of meals required, or email domehome@ptd.net with the same information, is the request.

Guest preacher

Pastor Craig Laubach will be in St. Peter’s UMC pulpit at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday sharing his message.

After the service all present are invited to attend a coffee hour immediately following the service.

Sunday school for all age groups precedes the worship service, beginning at 9 a.m.

Sunday bingo

Eldred Township Historical Society is hosting a gift card bingo Sunday at St. Matthew’s UCC in Kunkletown. There is a cost for playing. For more information, contact the church or the Eldred Historical Society.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m.

Food and drinks will be available for sale by St. Matthew’s Christians in Action.

CSS supper

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is hosting its next Community Sunday Supper at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Jam time

The Make a Joyful Noise Country Gospel Band is honing its skills, and the coffee pot is on, so folks are invited to bring their respective instruments, talents, vocal cords and friends to St. Peter’s UMC to make music, beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Call Cathy at 570-620-5127 for more information.

Pickup reminder

Polk Township’s Ladies Auxiliary hoagie sale pickup day is Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Polk Township firehouse.

For more information check in with Gail at 610-681-5716.

Knit & crochet

Zion Lutheran’s Knit & Crochet group will be plying their collective needles again beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Newcomers are welcome, whether experienced needle plyers or someone wanting to learn how to make warm things for others.

Missions meal

The next West End Mission meal will be served next week Thursday, at 4:30 p.m.

WE Republicans

The next scheduled meeting of the West End Republican Club is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cherry’s Family Restaurant in Kresgeville. Those planning to eat dinner before the meeting are asked to be there by 6 p.m.

PVEN sign-ups

From Sept. 2 to Oct. 28, PVEN will be accepting applications for its annual Angel Tree Program. Applications for the Toys for Tots program will be accepted through Nov. 30. Angel Tree applicants are automatically registered for Toys for Tots.

For more information, contact PVEN at 570-992-3136.

PVE food drive

In light of the high volumes of clients at the West End Food Pantry in Kunkletown and reportedly not having enough food, the Pleasant Valley Elementary School is hosting a can drive for spaghettios through Oct. 28.

Fair Trade sale

From Oct. 29 through Oct. 30, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will host a Fair Trade fundraising sale in Partnership with SERRV international. The sale will be a fundraiser that will benefit the parish’s St. Martin De Porres Charity account.

The sale is also online through Dec. 3. The parish will receive a certain commission, but one must use the weblink https://www.servv.org?a=QOPFTsale in order for the parish to receive the donation.

The fundraiser will be available today through Dec. 3.

Trick or Trash

Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center is offering Trick or Trash program at 10 a.m., Oct. 29. Participants will learn some tips on making Halloween a more sustainable one and create a craft using recycled materials and even enjoy some treats. There is a cost per person.

For more information call 570-629-3061.

The Amish Comic

Polk Township Vol. Fire Company is hosting Raymond the Amish Comic on Oct. 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information call 610-681-4370 or message the group on Facebook for tickets and information.

For more information, call the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center at 570-629-3061.

Baby shower held

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church’s Altar & Rosary Society is holding its annual baby shower to support the Shepherd Maternity House.

Needed are diapers, wipes, onesies, baby shampoo, receiving blankets, outfits.

Donations may be placed in the wooden cradle in the atrium or on the table with the shower sign in the hall of the church.

Not being accepted are: car seats, high chairs or baby furniture.

Valor visit

Volunteers from Valor are slated to be at Kinsley’s in Brodheadsville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 4, where the organization is accepting donations of nonperishable items for its holiday meals program and can answer questions about the Valor program.

Also being accepted are gift cards for its holiday meal program.

Pie crust sale

Zion Lutheran Church, Brodheadsville, is again accepting orders for homemade pie crusts, single crust, packaged individually in aluminum pie tins. The orders must be in by Oct. 31.

For cost or other questions call Ruth Rinaldi at 610-253-5714

Pickup times, at Zion, include 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 3, and 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6.

MJM7 free concert

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is hosting the family band, MJM7, at 7 p.m., Nov. 7, in McCawley Hall. That band is comprised of Michael James Mette, and his children: Charity, Cecilia and MJ.

The concert is free but donations are being accepted.

To be honored

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity’s volunteers are to be feted at the Nov. 10 Volunteer Appreciation Event at Shawnee Inn. Volunteers’ meals are free.

Others bear a cost, but are welcome.

For details contact the MCHFH.

Music & karaoke by DJ MVP.

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