Photo submitted to Times Observer The Warren County Career Center joined together across its different classes of instruction to collect food for local food pantries. In total, 475 cans of food were collected. Auto Collision generated the most donations. From left to right Jacob Fileger Auto Collision, William Saunders-Auto Collision, Richard Baine-Auto Collision, Phil Passinger-PreEngineering, Kiara Weber-Medical, Noah Schwartz-Culinary Arts; Ethan Masiker-B.C.O

Vets office closing

The Warren County Veterans Affairs office will close for Christmas on Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26. The office will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Christmas Eve service

Christmas Eve service at Emanuel United Church of Christ will be at 8 p.m. Service of readings and carols and special music by the choir.

ANF hours

On December 26, the Allegheny National Forest offices will move to winter hours. The offices will remain open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

During the winter months, the offices will close for lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. There are three offices open to the public for walk in questions and assistance:

Bradford Ranger District, 29 Forest Service Drive, Bradford, PA 16701, (814) 362 4613;

Marienville Ranger District, 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239, (814) 927-5700;

Supervisor’s Office, 4 Farm Colony Drive, Warren, PA 16365, (814) 723-5150.

For additional information or questions, contact Rich Hatfield at (814) 728-6171 or

Teen Council

The Warren County Teen Council is gathering items to give to local schools for students in need. They are asking for donations of the following items:

Conditioner, shampoo, shower gel, small bars of soap, loofahs, lotions, tooth paste, tooth brushes, dental floss, mouthwash, deodorant, hair products, plain t-shirts, and socks.

If you are interested in donating, the box will be available at the Conservation District Building located at 4000 Conewango Ave Warren, PA 16365, the 4-H Extension Office located at 100 Dillion Drive, Suite 101 Youngsville, PA 16371, or any Teen Council member.

If you have questions, call Jen Grooms at 563-9388. The due date for all donations is February 27, 2018.

Friday events

¯ Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

¯ Warren Public Library, Market St., Warren, open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

¯ Community lunch, free to the public, The Salvation Army, 311 Beech St., noon.