Briefs…

Photo submitted to Times Observer Pack 6 Cub Scouts, sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic Church, recently collected the ingredients for “Green Bean Casserole.” The food was donated to the St. Joseph Soup Kitchen to be used at its Thanksgiving dinner scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13. Pack 6 scouts and siblings are pictured with the donations. In uniform, from left, are Noah Caldwell, Daniel Straight, Liam Johnson, Kelsey Johnson, Joseph Blasco, Carson Creek, Joe Sigmund, and Edward Sokolski.

Class lunches

The Warren High School class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Eagles Club.

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The Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Richard’s Restaurant.

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Photo submitted to Times Observer The Warren County Christian School annual Senior Class Spaghetti and Lasagna Dinner will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 165 Mead Run Road, Youngsville. Proceeds from the space-themed dinner will benefit the Senior Class Mission Trip. Reservations are not required but may be made by calling 563-4457. Take-out is available. Those who would like to support the class but are unable to attend the dinner are welcome to send a donation to the school at 165 Mead Run Rd., Youngsville, PA,16371.

The Warren High School class of 1957 will have a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Christie’s Downtown Pub & Grill.

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The Warren High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Conewango Club in Warren.

Cancer support

The Warren Woman’s Cancer Support Group will be meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Josie Gerardo’s house at 217 Walnut Street, Warren. There will be a program about her cookbooks.

For information, call the Warren Cancer Center at 726-1786.

Bridge results

Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Audrey Cable and Patty Baker were first and second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Peggy Morgan placed first with Patty Baker in second. Donna Hickey came in first Thursday evening at the library and Donna Holding was second.

Philomel meets

The Warren Philomel Club held its November meeting on

November 11 at the First Lutheran Church.

Jack Hemink introduced each of the performers for the afternoon meeting, and he performed on the pipe organ playing Toccata in Seven by John Rutter, Great is Thy Faithfulness arranged by Dan Miller, and concluded with Postlude Alla Marcia by Eric Thiman.

Carolyn Worley, soprano, sang Vergin, Tutto Amor and Danza, Danza by Francesco Durante.

Denise Pearson performed Reflections Throughout the Church Year arranged by Robert J. Powell on the flute.

Christine Kuntz, soprano, sang Pie Jesu by Gabriel Faure.

Cody Hiller, a violinist, performed Praeludium (Suite, op. 166) by Josef Rheinberger.

Hemink accompanied the soloists on the organ and piano.

The next meeting of the Philomel club will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Warren Woman’s Club. The public may come to hear the Christmas program performed by the Philomel Chorus and others.

Pomona Grange

Miranda Irons, Master, presided over the recent meeting of Warren-Forest Pomona Grange with reports received concerning youth members opening one session of PA State Grange session held in October and activities of Watson Junior Grange listing winners at State session which were all published in an earlier TO issue. Reports were also received on the auctions with the decision to continue these another year, building usage & repairs.

Wendy Hollabaugh was elected Lady Assistant Steward since Jolene McWilliams declined due to health problems at home. Installation of officers for two-year terms: Master-Kelly Van Ord, Overseer-Deanna Hollabaugh, Lecturer-Matt Irons, Steward-Colleen Kosanovich, Assistant Steward-John Hollabaugh, Lady Assistant Steward-Wendy Hollabaugh, Chaplain-Nancy Eck, Treasurer-Bob Hollabaugh, Secretary-Miranda Irons, Gatekeeper-Jean Hollabaugh and for three-year terms-Executive Committee-Jean Hollabaugh and Finance Comm.-Matt Irons.

Other business included a review of the audit and approval of a donation to Pittsfield Township supervisors. The literary program pertained to Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and reports were presented by Kelly Van Ord and Matt Irons, delegates to PA State Grange, concerning action on resolutions and newly elected officers.

Upcoming events: Auctions at Pomona Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and 10 at 1 p.m.; Harvest Dinner at Watson Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m.; Workbee at Pomona April 13 at 8 a.m.; Pomona meeting May 11 at 9 a.m. with Watson Grange host.

Little Eagles wrestling

Little Eagles Wrestling Club will be holding signups at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the YHS wrestling room. Come to meet the coaches and hear information about the upcoming season. If you have questions or can’t make it, you can call Dave Myers at (814) 688-4293.

Operation Christmas Child

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Warren County families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. Residents are filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

During Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week Nov. 12 – 19, local residents will collect shoebox gifts at Pleasant Community Church in Warren. The Samaritan’s Purse project, partnering with churches worldwide, will deliver these gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty, and famine. The Northwestern PA Area Team volunteers hope to collect more than 54,321 gifts during the week.

“We believe these simple gifts have the ability to send a tangible message of hope to children facing difficult circumstances,” said Warren volunteer Patti Seth. “It is exciting to see the Warren community come together to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with millions of boys and girls around the world.”

Warren County residents are not alone in their effort to help children around the world. Additional drop-off locations are First Baptist Church in Bradford, Emporium First United Methodist Church and Faith Baptist Church in Saint Marys. More than 150,000 U.S. volunteers including families, churches and other groups are joining forces to contribute to the largest Christmas project of its kind. In 2018, Samaritan’s Purse hopes to collect enough Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to reach 11 million children.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or find a drop-off location and hours of operation near you, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief, and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

Food drive Wednesday

A Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania holiday food drive is scheduled in Warren to be held from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Northwest Bank, 101 Liberty St.

This 18th annual event is an all-day food drive and fundraiser to benefit Second Harvest and its member agencies. All food collected in Warren will benefit the following Second Harvest member agencies: St. Joseph Church Food Pantry, Youngsville EU Methodist Food Pantry, First Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry, and the Sheffield Food Pantry. Monetary donations help the Second Harvest Food Bank alleviate hunger throughout northwest Pennsylvania.

Monetary donations, non-perishable food donations, and frozen turkeys will be accepted.

For more information, contact Tori Pursell at (814) 459-3663, extension 104.

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