Local briefs

Lamar church collects for hurricane victims

LAMAR — The Lamar church is among the United Methodist churches in the area that are collecting cleaning supplies and hygiene items for Mission Central to be used for hurricane relief.

Items needed for cleaning are: liquid laundry detergent, liquid household cleaner, dish soap, air freshener, personal insect repellent spray, cleaning wipes, clothes pins, clothesline, dust masks, and heavy duty trash bags.

Items needed for hygiene are: Hand towels, wash cloths, sturdy combs, metal nail files, nail clippers, bath-size soaps, toothbrushes, and adhesive bandages.

Donations may be placed in the “totes” at either of the church side entrances by Sept. 24. The church is at 5029 Nittany Valley Drive (Route 64).

Monetary donations for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) are also being accepted. Make checks payable to LUMC and write UMCOR “on the message line.” The mailing address is P.O. Box 416, Lamar, Pa. 16848.

Call the church office at 570-726-3562 with any questions. Leave a message and someone will get back to you.

Covenant Cafe

meets next Tuesday

LOCK HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will meet next Tuesday from 1-3 p.m.

Mary-Jo Langston, former Peace Corps volunteer and current AmeriCorps member, will share some “Adventures in Service, 1996 – 2016” through stories and artifacts from West Africa and the South Pacific at this session. Langston served as a Peace Corps volunteer and later as a Peace Corps associate director in Senegal. She was also a Peace Corps volunteer in Fiji. She now serves at Ross Library helping seniors with their iPhones, iPads and laptops.

“I have been so blessed with the gifts of many people over the past forty years. Service gives an individual so much more than it requires of her or him. People who had next to nothing gave me the best part of what they had. How can you thank someone for that? Carry it forward,” said Ms. Langston.

Following the presentation, volunteers Pam Blesh and Kay Bossert will lead participants in a Rock and Roll Sing-Along featuring familiar songs from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. The group will play a game of Rock and Roll trivia. New members are always welcome.

The Covenant Cafe is a joint venture between the Outreach and Witness Committee of Covenant United Methodist, the Alzheimer’s Support Group and the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants in this group are given an opportunity to be involved in socially and physically stimulating programs which will help them remain as active as possible. Individuals and families who are interested in being involved in this special program are invited to call Fran Decker, MSW, LSW at 570-748-4302 or 570-263-2084 for more information.

LH Catholic plans

festival, cornhole


LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven Catholic School will hold its annual fall festival at the school on Saturday, Oct. 7, starting at 9 a.m. with crafts, games, food, prizes and more.

During the festival there will be a Cornhole Tournament to support the PTO.

Early registration is $20 per team of 2 adults ($25 after Oct. 4). Early registration is $10 for team of 2 children ($15 after Oct. 4th).

Registration can be done by calling 570-748-7252 or emailing krosamil ia5@gmail.com.

The tournament will be rain or shine.

Girl Scout troop

to host craft show

McELHATTAN — Girl Scout Troop #40164 is hosting a Fall Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company in McElhattan.

The girls will have their own table selling baked goods along with other crafters and direct sales vendors. The kitchen will be open and will be selling sticky buns donated by Jaime’s Cafe, walking tacos, hot dogs and more.

There are still a few vendor spots available. If you are interested in a spot, please email stacyenglert2414 @gmail.com.