Greetings dear friends. Monday was Columbus Day. In 1905, Colorado became the first state to celebrate Columbus Day. Over the following 20 years other states followed suit. In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed every Oct. 12 as Columbus Day. Since 1971, however, Columbus Day has been celebrated on the second Monday in October. Although it is a federal holiday, this year it was celebrated virtually, due to COVID-19. It is my sincere wish that next year at this time, we are well on our way to becoming a healthy nation once more.

Pennsylvania’s fall foliage is an annual show put on by mother nature, and the experts say that this year is shaping up to be one of the best, as the colors are brilliant. Could this mean that we might be blessed with an Indian Summer? Only time and a good frost will tell!

Election Day, Nov. 3, is almost upon us, and if you’re not registered to vote yet, please plan to do so by Oct. 19th. The reason I am reminding you is because the political debates are a stark reminder that this up-coming Presidential election is a very important one, and it’s only a hop, skip and a jump away. I do believe that everything our country stands for is at stake.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen is providing take-outs between 5 and 6 p.m. each weekday. The kitchen is located at 51 Warren Street in Tunkhannock. For more information, please call the Soup Kitchen at 570-996-5005 between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; or call Cassandra at 570-903-4147.

The Weinberg Mobile Food Pantry Drive-thru will take place at the Lake Winola United Methodist Church on Friday, Oct. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. To check availability, please call Jennifer at 570-586-1433. This will be the last Weinberg one until 2021.

The Lake Winola Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary will be sponsoring a Drive Thru Turkey Dinner at the firehouse on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m., or until sold out. Tickets will be $12 each and are pay-as-you-go.

The Falls Lions Club will present a Falls Children Safety Awareness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2-5 p.m. at Hock Memorial Park in Falls. Included in the celebration will be games, food, educational material and demonstrations from Police, Firemen, and Ambulances. There will also be a Halloween Costume Contest and Parade for all; a Car Seat Safety Check; a Vision Test; and Basket Raffles (proceeds from the Basket Raffles going toward their Teen Christmas Stocking project). Any assistance with supplies, basket raffles or monetary donations would be greatly appreciated. All CDC Guidelines and socialdDistancing will be observed. For more information, please call Ida Ferguson at 607-742-2179.

Thought for the week, “Swallow your pride occasionally; it’s good for your health, and it’s non-fattening.” Until next week, may the peace of Christ be with you.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.