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West End news for Aug. 2, 2018

Published August 03. 2018 02:30PM

Kunkletown pantry

The Kunkletown Food Pantry at the Eldred Community Center on Kunkletown Road, will have a distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Free food is provided free of charge to West End residents and neighboring towns.

To register, bring a photo ID and also bags for items that may be received.

Special blessing

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Gilbert has invited all its college students, new and returning, for a special blessing and remembrance from the parish family at all the Masses on Saturday and Sunday.

Salem’s preacher

Salem UCC in Gilbert is slated to welcome Kaye Lentz as preacher Sunday. Holy Communion will be part of the 10 a.m. worship service.

Soup sale

Effort UMC is holding a soup sale from Sunday through Aug. 19.

For more information, call the church at 570-629-1890.

Holy Communion

McMichaels will celebrate Holy Communion at Sunday’s service. Church begins at 9 a.m.

Smile time

Pleasant Valley rising seniors are reminded that senior portraits are being taken Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ross supervisors

The Ross Township Board of Supervisors meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Ross Township municipal building on Anchorage Road in Saylorsburg.

Shawl ministry

Effort UMC’ s Prayer Shawl Ministry is slated to meet beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Chestnuthill board

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

Heritage crafts

Quiet Valley, Monroe County’s living historical farm, will hold Heritage Craft Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11. It is the 12th annual event.

It is a day to watch heritage crafts being demonstrated and an opportunity to try them out.

For more information call Quiet Valley at 570-992-6161.

Mission speakers

St. Peter’s UMC in Saylorsburg will welcome two mission speakers from Delaware Water Gap at its 10 a.m. service on Aug. 12.

Nancy Gould and Sandy Rader will speak about Alice Visionary Foundation Project, an international nongovernmental organization registered with the Kenya government since September 2010 and also a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in the United States. It was founded with a mission of caring and supporting the vulnerable group who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS epidemic.

They are board members of the AVFP team and are preparing to return to Kenya in September.

They will also perform special music during St. Peter’s service.

The church offers a large parking facility, air-conditioned sanctuary, and fellowship hour with coffee and treats following worship.

All are invited.

For additional information, call 570-992-7311. Messages will be returned.

Blood drive

Cornerstone Community Church, on Polk Township Road in Kresgeville, is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15.

Golf benefit

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity has announced its annual golf tournament. It will be held at the Great Bear Golf Club on Sept. 21.

This is the 22nd event and through the past 21 years it has raised more than $152,000, of which 100 percent has benefited the group’s mission that everyone in Monroe County have a safe and decent place to live.

For costs to participate or for providing a sponsorship, contact the MCHH at 570-216-4390 or email execdirector@habitatmc.org.

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

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