West End news for Jan. 12, 2022 – Times News Online

Published January 12th 2022 01:45 PM

Rock painting

The Western Pocono Community Library will host a rock painting time today, beginning at 1:30 pm All supplies are provided.

Eldred planners

The Eldred Township Planning Commission will meet at 7 pm today.

Polk meeting

The Polk Township Board of Supervisors is slated to meet at 8 am Thursday. It is a general meeting.

PVEN meeting

The Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network will hold its board meeting at 10 am Thursday.

PV school board

The Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education is slated to meet at 7 pm Thursday in the Pleasant Valley High School Auditorium.

WELL meeting

The West End Little League Board of Directors has a meeting on its calendar for 7:30 pm Thursday at the Chestnuthill Township Park. The open meeting is next week, at the same time, the same place.

Friday fun

The West End Park and Open Space Commission invites the community to Blast Off into the New Year of 2022 by dropping in at the Chestnuthill Park in Brodheadsville, joining others who are creating a wood rocket or space craft between the hours of 5 to 7 pm Friday , and testing how high that personally made Stomp Rocket can go afterward.

Officer elected

Re-elected to the position of Chief of the Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company was Billy Tippett. Chad Snyder was re-elected president for 2022.

Others serving as officers include Deputy Chief Derrick Burger, Assistant Chief Matt Schessler, Capt. Jim Schaefer, Capt. Chad Snyder, Lt. Patrick Soucy, Lt. Mike Sabo, Lt. Aaron Keller, Engineer Joel Kingsbury and Fire Police Capt. John Engels.

For December, the volunteers responded to 27 emergencies, completed 137 hours of training and participated in 180 hours of fundraising.

The company ended the year with 237 emergency responses.

Fellowship breakfast

Effort UMC’s fellowship breakfast will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am Sunday, weather-permitting.

This is a free will offering event that supports the Capital Improvement Fund of the church. The trustees are hosting it.

Girlfriends breakfast

Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church is holding its Girlfriends Rise and Shine and breakfast at 10 am Saturday on the lower level.

Those planning to attend are reminded to register.

Breakfast buffet

Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company is holding its all-you-can-eat buffet-style breakfast from 7 to 11:30 am

ALPHA postponed

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church has announced it is postponing the beginning event of its ALPHA program until 6:30 pm Tuesday due to the increase in COVID cases.

Seekers meet

Monday, at 10 am, Effort UMC’s Seekers group is meeting.

Pizza pickup

Those who ordered pizza from McMichaels UMC’s Martha Stout are reminded to pickup pizzas on Saturday by noon and to please wear a mask.

Race night

The Knights of Columbus is having a Night at the Races at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on Jan. 15.

It is open to anyone 18 and older. The admission cost includes food and a chance at door prices. Bring your own beverage.

For more information, one can contact Bill Chechel at 484-241-1072 or at billchechel@gmail.com.

Tickets will be sold at the door but folks are urged to purchase in advance.

Prayer Shawl group

Effort UMC’s Prayer Shawl group will meet at 10:30 am on Tuesday. Visitors are welcome to join those knitting or crocheting.

Soup sale now

Effort UMC is holding its soup sale through Jan. 19. Soups are loaded baked potato and cheeseburger soup. Pick up is Jan. 23.

For cost per quart call the church at 570-620-1890.

Free dinner

Zion Lutheran, Brodheadsville, is offering its free community dinner from 5 to 6 pm Jan. 19. All are welcome.

The free meal is available by way of a drive-thru pickup.

Unity Prayer Day

The Annual Prayer for Christian Unity service will be held at 10:30 am on Jan. 20, at Our Lady Queen of Peace, Brodheadsville. All are welcome. There will be no meal following the service.

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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