Briefs

Gift Box Santa

Scam alert

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has received a complaint from a county resident that was contacted by a person identifying themselves as being from the U.S. Treasury Department.

The alleged party attempted to gain personal information from the county recipient and told them that the Sheriff’s Officer would send a person to their home to arrest them on a warrant if the information was not given.

This call is a scam. Anyone receiving a call asking for personal information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (814) 723-7553, or your local police department.

Christian Women’s luncheon

The December “Celebrate the Holidays” luncheon of Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women, will meet at the Allegheny Community Center from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The featured guest will be Kathy Masterson of Scandia Mountain Florals, Russell, with “Holiday Decorating,” spiritual speaker, Rev. Dorothy Hilliard of Faith Fellowship Church of God, Warren, and music by Richard Geer, Warren.

A $9 fee covers guests and program. Call Lee Jones at (814) 723-5952 for reservations by Dec 5. There are no dues or membership. Men, women, and new guests welcome.

Polka Christmas

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Johnsonburg Fire Hall, with Rex Taneri, of Canfield, Ohio, performing.

There will be music for all types of dances and the public is invited. For more information, call John or Pat Moore at (814) 837-9218.

Warren Garden Club meeting

President Patricia Christy welcomed members to the November 2018 meeting of Warren Garden Club at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Brian Gulla from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources presented a program in the form of a first-person interpretive on Joe Root, a hermit who lived on Presque Isle early on the last century without modern conveniences.

Garden Club Cambridge Assisted Living committee has organized a program for Christmas, including a holiday luncheon complete with a Christmas program and holiday music.

Hostess chairman Beverly Tipton and hostesses Linda Gray, Kathy Masterson, and Josie Gerardi were thanked for serving on the lunch committee.

Warren Garden Club welcomes new members. Contact Sandra Ransom, membership chairman, at 723-5107 for more information.

Warren Garden Club’s next regular meeting will be its Holiday Luncheon on December 20. The program will feature the St. Joseph Children’s Choir. Reservations to Lucy Masterson are due by Dec. 13.

Gift Box Santa

A Gift Box Santa, with holiday surprises, is being awarded as a Christmas giveaway at the Sheffield Area Hospitality Center/senior center. Jennie Holden donated the snowman craft and gifts inside, and visitors to the senior center receive one free entry ticket every day they visit the senior center. On Friday, there is a bonus of two free entry tickets. There is no purchase necessary, and the winning ticket will be drawn at the Sheffield Senior Center Christmas party on Dec. 20.

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