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West End news for Feb. 21, 2019

Published February 21. 2019 12:37PM

Effort pantry

Supplemental Food Resource Center at Effort UMC will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. It serves areas such as of Effort, Gilbert, Kunkletown, Kresgeville, Brodheadsville, Saylorsburg, Sciota and Albrightsville on an emergency basis. Identification is required.

John Ostovich and Alfredo Russo are the co-directors of the food pantry. Contact them at eumcsfrc@ptd.net or 570-629-1890, ext. 109.

Praise services

Salem-St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kresgeville, will have a praise service on Sunday at both 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The second service will include Sunday school, Caring for Creation talk and Kids Kollection.

Confirmation class will meet at 9 a.m.

Soup sale

Effort UMC is accepting orders for its homemade soup sale through Monday, including sausage minestrone and creamy broccoli and cheese. Delivery is on March 3.

For costs, call the church at 570-629-1890.

Polk Supervisors

The Polk Township Board of Supervisors is slated to meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the municipal building in Kresgeville.

Knit & Crochet

A Knit & Crochet group, meeting at Zion Lutheran in Brodheadsville, will gather at 1 p.m. to ply some needles in service to others.

Newcomers are welcome.

WE Republicans

The West End Republican Club, meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday at the Lakeside Restaurant, 5154 S Hamilton Blvd, Saylorsburg. This month’s meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Those wishing to eat before the meeting should arrive by 6 p.m.

Republican-minded citizens are encouraged to join in to socialize, listen, discuss and learn.

For additional information and directions, visit the club’s website at http://www.westendgop.com, or call 443-326-5100.

Night of Unity

The Pleasant Valley High School will once again host a Night of Unity from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Many organizations will be participating. The snow date is 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27.

Animal League

The monthly meeting of the Monroe Animal League will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Eastern Monroe County Library, Route 611/North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg.

MAL promotes spay/neuter and humane education as a way to control pet overpopulation, and thus relieves cruelty and suffering among animals.

For more information, visit www.monroeanimals.org or call 570-421-7775.

Maple Sugaring

Each year the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center conducts tours of its Maple Sugaring site in Marshalls Creek in February and March for schools, Scouts, home-schoolers and other interested groups.

Dates this year for organized groups have been set for this coming Monday through March 8. There is a cost per participant and scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

A public Maple Sugaring Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2.

For costs and other information, call the center at 570-629-3061 or visit mcconservation.org.

Appreciation banquet

The Monroe County Conservation District is teaming up with Penn State Extension to co-host the Annual Farmers Appreciation Banquet on Saturday at the Polk Township Fire Hall in Kresgeville.

For ticket information, contact Matt Giambra at the Monroe County Conservation District at 570-629-3060, or check out the website for more details.

Conservation Cooperator of the Year and local farmers will be recognized at the annual banquet.

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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