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Kids can get free new boots, shoes

LOCK HAVEN – Many pairs of free new boots are waiting for eligible children and teens at the Shoe Bank this Saturday. The response in December was low, so the selection is still good and boots are available for boys, girls and teens in a number of sizes.

The Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 inside Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St.

Free new shoes are available, as always.

Kids may come for new boots, even if this is not their month for new shoes. Eligible kids who have not visited before are welcome to come, too.

The Shoe Bank is open once a month, usually the third Saturday of the month. Kids may choose a pair of free new sneakers or shoes. The shoes are available for wee ones through 17-year-olds. A selection is available in many sizes, including big teen sizes.

The free new shoes come with a free new pair of socks. Kids are also encouraged to choose a free book or two of their very own.

Kids must be accompanied by an adult and have their Access card, CHIP card or similar type of insurance card, or a referral from the Red Cross or another agency.

The Shoe Bank serves families throughout Clinton County, plus the Liberty-Curtin Elementary School area. Kids and teens may return every six months.

Anyone who knows a family who can benefit from this service is encouraged to pass the word along.

All funding for the Shoe Bank comes from donations and grants, including a grant from the Clinton County Community Foundation. Covenant Church provides the space and utilities.

For more information about the Shoe Bank, or to learn about becoming a volunteer, contact Diahann at 814-571-5324 or email lhasb@outlook.com.

Super Bowl Party at Covenant Cafe

LOCK HAVEN — The Covenant Cafe, an early stage Alzheimer’s activity group, will be having a Super Bowl Party at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St. Lock Haven.

There will be football themed games conducted by volunteers Kitty Oechler and Lock Haven University student volunteer Sarah Kozlowski.

Participants have an ongoing scrapbook project and will add a page with a football theme from their Fall Tailgating party. Super Bowl party snacks will be served.

Kelli Smith, the Covenant United Methodist Church secretary, will lead the group in making a “Gratitude Jar” which will be filled during the coming year with notes of thanks.

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. New members are always welcome. Individuals and families who are interested in being involved in this special program are invited to call Fran Decker, MSW at (570) 748-4302 or (570) 263-2084 or at fdecker@kcnet.org for further information.

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