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PANCAKE BREAKFAST: All you can eat, $10.00 first Saturday of every month, 7:00 - 11:00am at East Ararat Methodist Church, 210 Crosstown Hwy., Union Dale.

December 1

BLOOD DONATION: At the Browndale Fire Station on Route 247, 620 Marion Street, Friday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS; or go to: A few walk-in appointments are available. Please help support the Red Cross and donate blood.

December 2

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Saturday, 9:00am - 3:00pm in the Parish Center across from the Holy Name of Mary Church, 278 S. Main Street, Montrose. Hot dogs, wimpies and hot soups served during Christmas in Montrose. Baked goods and soups available for take-out. Homemade wreaths and centerpieces as well as a raffle with a variety of new items, gift cards or certificates.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Saturday, 9:00am - 3:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 367 Church Street, Montrose. Holiday shopping with quilts and quilted items, baked goods, jewelry, handmade items, and gently used Christmas items and decorations.

December 3

CHRISTMAS CASH BINGO: At the Thompson Hose Co., 53 Water Street. Doors open Sunday, 12:00pm; Bingo starts at 1:00pm. Increased Payouts and Jackpot.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA: The Thompson Christian Church, 586 Main Street, presents When We Needed A King, Sunday at 2:00pm.

December 4

LOVE LITES: Ceremony to honor and remember loved ones takes place Monday, 6:00pm outside Wayne Memorial Hospital's Main Entrance and includes holiday music, a blessing and refreshments. To have a loved one honored, return coupon and $5 to the Auxiliary. Coupons can be found at For more info, contact Kathie at 570-226-8115.

December 9

CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK: Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm at Clifford United Methodist Church, Main Street. $15/large container; $8/small. Supports local families. New this year, free pictures with Santa.

December 13

ADVENT ORGAN MEDITATION: Featuring Martha Denkenberger, Organist and Jane Jerauld, Pianist at noon, Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 367 Church Street, Montrose. Also available digitally, go to for connection information. All are welcome. A soup luncheon will follow downstairs.

December 16

CRAFT/VENDOR FAIR: Vendors invited, sign up now to bring your special items and join us for pre-Christmas shopping, Saturday, 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Barns of Maplewood Farm, 248 Sherwood Drive, Waymart. Santa and his pony will be available for pictures with the kids, and lunch available for purchase. All vendors are asked to donate an item of their choice for a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Fair Hill Therapeutic Riding Center, a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding to area adults and children with disabilities. Register by Dec. 1st with Karen,; for information, call 570-679-2203.

GOOD NEWS LUNCH: Drive by pickup Saturday, 12:00pm to 1:30pm at St. Marks Church, New Milford. Please call Lorraine, 570-465-3393 or Joan, 579-498-7297 by Monday, Dec. 11 to reserve your meal.

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Beta Rho Sets Bake Sale & Craft Fair

Submitted by Cindy Reynolds

Over a year ago, Beta Rho's Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) members voted to be a part of Christmas in Montrose with a craft fair and bake sale, so the planning began. Members Teresa Cavalier took charge of the crafting and Peggy Walker the bake sale. St. Paul's Episcopal Church generously allowed the chapter to set up and sell their handcrafted items at the church and The Rosemont Inn has agreed to let the chapter have its bake sale there.

Members have been busy little elves working individually as well as meeting together to produce a huge array of handmade crafts for eager shoppers who attend Christmas in Montrose the first weekend of December. The results are knitted and crocheted items, button crafts, original tile coasters, handcrafted wooden items, hand beaded jewelry, gift card holders, gift bags, soap and tissue holders, nail files in holders, a huge variety of paper crafted items, unique note cards and notebooks, crocheted luggage identification, dish cloths and towels as well as crafts for all ages at reasonable prices. Christmas cookies, cinnamon buns, breads, and pies are just a sampling of the delicious homemade baked goods which will be on sale.

An array of handcrafted items will be for sale at St. Paul's Episcopal Church during Christmas in Montrose on Saturday, December 2, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. There will also be a homemade baked goods sale at The Rosemont Inn the same day.

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