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West End news for Oct. 27, 2022

Sign-up time

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is accepting sign-ups for its Angel Tree and Toys for Tots program now.

The Angel Tree sign-ups will close Friday. The Toys for Tots sign-ups will be held Nov. 1 through Nov. 30.

Angel Tree sign-ups will automatically be registered for the Toys for Tots program

Trick or Trash

Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center is offering Trick or Trash program at 10 a.m., Saturday.

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.

Reformation worship

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effort, will celebrate Reformation Sunday at its 9:30 a.m. worship service.


Eldred Township is holding its Trick-or-Treat event from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday

Ross Township is holding its Trick or Treat also from 5 to 7 p.m.


Our Lady Queen of Peace will hold its drive-through Trunk-or-Treat event Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot for the church family.

The West End Fire company is holding its drive-through Trunk or Treat event from 6-8 p.m., Monday, at the West End Firehouse, behind Wawa in Brodheadsville.

Trunk or Treat will be held at the Polk Township Vol. Fire Company in Kresgeville from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, at the Kresgeville station. Multiple emergency service units will be on hand and spots for trunks will be available. Call 610-681-4370 or message the company on Facebook for information.

Singspiration day

On Sunday, St. Peter’s UMC, Saylorsburg, is holding a Singspiration Day, a time of favorite hymn singing, at its 10 a.m. worship service.

The church offers Sunday school for all age groups, beginning at 9 a.m.

Blood drive

The Miller-Keystone Blood Drive has moved to the 2nd and 4th Monday in the Western Pocono Community Library track area. Appointments must be made directly with Miller-Keystone at www.giveapint.org

Fair Trade sale

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church will host a Fair Trade fundraising sale in Partnership with SERRV international Saturday and Sunday. The sale will be a fundraiser that will benefit the parish’s St. Martin De Porres Charity account.

The sale is also available 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.

PV Board meets

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education meeting is slated for 7 p.m. next Thursday at the district’s Administration building.

Pork & kraut dinner

Effort UMC is hosting its annual pork & sauerkraut dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 5. The cost remains the same as last time.

Block shoot

The Kunkletown Rod & Gun Club is holding a block shoot and meat raffle on Nov. 6, beginning at 11 a.m.

It is a 12-gauge shotgun only event.

The public is welcome.

For more information call 610-381-3215.

Human Trafficking

On Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., Monroe County Detective Kim Lippincott, from the Monroe County’s District Attorney’s office will present a program on human trafficking at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Brodheadsville Human trafficking happens in Monroe County and reportedly in the West End.

The detective will present relevant information as to how folks can help stop it.

Cheesecake sale

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network is holding a cheesecake sale. Orders are being accepted through Nov. 11. Cheesecakes, in five different flavors can be picked up at the PVEN on Nov. 21 or Nov. 22.

Call the PVEN at 570-992-3136 for the five flavors and costs and other information.

Orphan Outreach

A Tricky Tray will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church to benefit the Orphan Outreach Ministry on Nov. 12, in McCawley Hall.

Doors open at 9 a.m. The drawing is set 12:30 p.m.

Auxiliary sale

Salem Lutheran Church’s Auxiliary is holding a filling, apple dumpling and celery seed dressing sale. Orders must be in by Nov. 13.

Call Hinton at 570-801-7509 for more information and to order.

Special program

The Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville, will feature William A. Stavey at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 16, in the WPCL Community Room, as he presents a program and display on Depression-era Appalachia as told through the TV show, The Waltons.

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