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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, HAPPENINGS, SEMINARS:
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE, Thursday, January 22, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Call 278-1427 for appointments.
WINTER BARBECUE, Sunday, January 25, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire co.
TURKEY & BISCUIT SUPPER and bake sale, Saturday, January 31, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Thompson United Methodist Church.
FREE PROGRAM on Emily Blackman and the Soldiers’ Aid Society, Saturday, January 31, 2 p.m. at the Library’s annual meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Montrose.
PIZZA, WINGS and more, Sunday, February 1, noon to 6 p.m. at the Thompson Hose Co. Pre-order at 727-2651 or call 727-2431 that day.
PORK DINNER, Sunday, February 1, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, New Milford. Takeouts available.
Monday, January 19: barbecue riblet, mac & cheese, baby lima beans, sandwich roll, ice cream.
Tuesday, January 20: orange juice, baked chicken, potatoes au gratin, mixed vegetables, rye bread, pineapple chunks.
Wednesday, January 21: beef stroganoff, egg noodles, carrots, spiced apples, whole wheat bread, chocolate pudding.
Thursday, January 22: , ham steak with fruit sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, apple jello.
Friday, January 23: breaded chicken patty, parsley potatoes, corn, salad, whole wheat bread, chocolate cookie.
Senior Center Menu January 26 – 30
Monday, January 26: orange juice, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans with tomatoes, whole wheat bread, rice pudding.
Tuesday, January 27: apricot nectar, sweet ‘n’ sour pork, rice, Asian vegetables, whole wheat roll, apple cranberry compote.
Wednesday, January 28: liver & onions, parsley potatoes, Harvard beets, whole wheat bread, banana.
Thursday January 29: veal parmesan, rotini with sauce, Brussels sprouts, Italian bread, cupcake.
Friday, January 30: stuffed chicken breast, stuffed baked potato, roman vegetables, whole wheat roll, applesauce, cherry pie.
The Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association's annual meeting will be held on Saturday, January 31, at 2 p.m. in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Hall (60 Church St., Montrose). Reports on the Association's activities during 2008 will be presented, followed by a talk given by local scholar Annette Varcoe. She'll discuss Emily Blackman, the first historian of Susquehanna County, and her involvement with the Soldiers' Aid Society during and after the Civil War.
Everyone is invited to the annual meeting – there is no charge. Donors to the Association's support drive are entitled to vote at the meeting and help support library and historical society services across the county. For more information about donating, stop by your local library, visit www.susqcolibrary.org, or call (570) 278-1881.
The Susquehanna County Farm Bureau will be celebrating Food Check-Out Day on February 10, as a means of recognizing that growing and raising wholesome food is a farmer’s top goal. PA farmers are committed to producing safe, abundant and healthy food. Food Check-Out Day will be observed through charitable donations of grocery gift cards and money to the Scranton Ronald McDonald House. Non-perishable food items will be distributed to county food banks and pantries.
“The Ronald McDonald House is a great home away from home for parents and children, waiting for a loved one receiving medical attention at a local hospital,” said Cheryl Matulevich, SCFB Women’s Leadership/Food Check-Out Day Coordinator. “It takes a lot of resources to provide this charitable service for our region. Due to economic turmoil, there is an increasing use of our county food banks and pantries, by families in need of support.”
Contributions of money (checks made payable to Scranton Ronald McDonald House) and grocery gift cards can be sent to Cheryl Matulevich, RR 1 Box 1045, Hop Bottom, PA 18824. Contributions will be presented to Scranton Ronald McDonald House during a Food Check-Out Day program on February 10.
Contributions of non-perishable food items can be made by calling Cheryl Matulevich, 289–4114; Donna Williams, 942–6348; Barb Roszel, 278–2433; or Kathie Shelly 756–2429.
Fundraising Ideas for Tough Times has been organized by Penn State Cooperative Extension’s Leadership 2020 Class VII as a way to help non-profit groups. Attendees will learn about success in grant writing from Eric McGinnis, fundraising in rural areas, and how to establish an endowment.
The seminar will take place February 7 at the Blue Ridge Elementary School cafeteria, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Class member Donna Simpson says, “Every organization, whether for profit or non-profit is struggling with their money these days. Since many non-profits depend on the generosity of others to meet their operational needs, we feel this seminar will offer tried and true solutions that can be used right now.”
Registration for the event is due February 1. For information, call 278-1158.
It’s now time to get a group of your best friends and make plans to attend the annual Valentines Dance on Saturday, February 14. The dance, which is sponsored by the Endless Mountain Medical Care Foundation, will take place from 8 ‘till midnight. The place to be on Valentine’s Day is the VFW on Route 706 east of Montrose. Bring your own sweetheart or look for one there. DJ John Adams is back by popular demand. The goal is to raise funds that will pay for equipment needs of the EMHS. The need for updated medical equipment is ongoing. The lives you help save by attending the dance may be the life of someone you love. Tickets may be purchased at Farrell and Mooney Realty, or from members of the committee. You can reserve tickets or an entire table or by calling 278-2222.
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