Columbus Day weekend, often noted as the height of the fall foliage season in these parts, was not lost on my son, Scott. Connecting with Steve Russell, a decades-long friend through Boy Scout Troop #336 in Center Moreland, Scott journeyed west to Ricketts Glen State Park for a few hours of hiking through nature’s wonderland. By no means was it a solitary hike. According to their post-hike feedback, lots of other folks, accompanied by many of “man’s best friends” that they acquired during this pandemic, had the same idea. The word is that Scott and Steve, both of whom are currently back home living and working as they isolate from the spread of the coronavirus, caught up on all the news since their scouting days.

Speaking of Center Moreland, folks from the United Methodist Church in that nearby town served up a delicious, drive-through ham dinner to the community last Saturday. A special thanks to Pastor Harold Schorr’s church for this generous outreach!

The final Community Food Bank will be held at Lake Winola United Methodist Church for the year. It is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. All eligible households from Wyoming and Luzerne counties may avail themselves of this program. You must register by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to participate. That means today! For further information and to register, please call Jen at 570-586-1433 or Twila at 570-388-2623.

Holy Redeemer Church in Harding is now holding the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday and the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday while you remain in your car. Thanks to the ample parking lot, you just tune into FM 89.3 on your car radio and listen to Mass. At the Mass’s conclusion, worshippers will be directed to receive Holy Communion under the canopy by the front doors without entering the church.

The Falls Lions Club held their first virtual meeting through Zoom yesterday. Club president Dale Ferguson made the decision in light of the recent closing of Ardee’s Foodrinkery, the longtime venue for club meetings. Hopefully, a new location will soon be available.

Falls Lions invite you to come for an afternoon of fall fun on Saturday, Oct. 24. It’s the Falls Children Safety Awareness Fair at Hock Memorial Park. There will be a Halloween Costume Contest and Parade for all. Also, a car seat safety check and vision test will be held. Additionally, children will be able to Touch A Truck and participate in a Bike Helmet Drawing for Kids. There will be various kids games and prizes, raffle baskets, food, a bake sale, and much more. For more information call Ida Ferguson at 607-742-2179. Come one, come all!

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