Each year, as I take down my Christmas decorations, I find myself wishing that I could keep everything up just a little while longer. I feel like my house is an entirely different place without my decorations! I get so used to everything looking its best that it seems empty without the lights, trees and garland that I put out each year. While it’s sad to pack away some of my favorite parts of Christmas, I do so each year with pride having enjoyed the décor the entire season. I’m sure there are many like me who look forward each year to enjoying their decorations and sharing in Christmas cheer.

The Jenkins Twp. Lions Club found a unique way to spread this holiday happiness to residents of Wesley Village. Since COVID-19 restrictions made their normal fundraising and charitable endeavors difficult, they adapted their efforts to share the Christmas spirit. The Lions Club assembled packages filled with Christmas items and décor and gave them to the Activity Department of Wesley Villages. These special gifts were distributed to residents on Christmas Day.

The Lions Club thanks the staff at Wesley Village for their assistance in making this a success.

PTAA news

The Pittston Twp. Ambulance Association reminds residents that its office phone number is not an emergency contact. This number is meant only for business matters, and not for emergencies. Please call 911 if you are in need of emergency services.

The ambulance association’s annual membership drive is underway. Brochures have been sent out to all residents. If you have not received this mailing, please contact the office at 570-654-4717 or send an email to info@pittstontownshipems.com and a brochure will be sent.

A 2021 membership provides unlimited emergency care and local emergency hospital transports to all residents, as well as any household guests.

Membership can be obtained for a donation of $35 per household for the year. For information or to obtain a membership, please call the office at 570-654-4717. You can visit the PTAA online at www.ptaa-ems.com.

Jenkins Twp. Hose Company fund drive

The Jenkins Twp. Volunteer Hose Company is currently conducting its 2021 fund drive.

Approximately 70% of the operating budget of the volunteer hose company is supported by donations from local residents and businesses of Jenkins Twp. and Yatesville. Making your donation to the Jenkins Twp. Volunteer Hose Company is vitally important to its success and ability to help protect citizens and their loved ones 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you haven’t received a mailer, please contact the hose company at 570-655-5045. The officers and members of the Jenkins Twp. Volunteer Hose Company thank those who supported them in the past and look forward to many new supporters.

Pittston Twp. snowplow notice

Pittston Twp. residents are reminded to remove portable basketball hoops off streets to allow for snow plowing.

Brandon Jopling writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. every week. To list an item, email bjopling@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-301-2175 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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