The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Valley

June 2, 2014

Free Lunch for Kids

— WATSONTOWN — The members of the Watsontown United Methodist Church and other community spirited neighbors will be preparing and serving free lunch for school children, ages 17 and under, for the second summer, beginning June 6. The program called “Kids, Café-Watsontown” offers free lunch and fun activities daily, Monday through Friday, (except July 4) between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Watsontown Memorial Park.

Again this summer, the staff at the Montgomery House Library will offer free books and a thematic program each Monday. Thursday, Rev. Ryan Krauss, pastor of the church and a fourth degree black belt master instructor, will teach karate for interested students at no charge. Other popular events returning this year will be the popular bike rodeo and obstacle course, a parents’ day cook-out; various community guests with special menus and activities will also participate.

Last summer over 1,500 lunches were served. Linda Smith, program supervisor, said, “We had great fun last year and look forward to serving more children free lunches this summer.” Krauss encouraged other community members with a special talent and a desire to serve children to call the Watsontown United Methodist Church and become involved at (570) 538-1017. All school age children are invited to enjoy lunch and play together at the open pavilion or inside the enclosed pavilion in inclement weather. Kids. Café will continue through Aug. 20.

In addition to Kids’ Café, the members of the Watsontown United Methodist Church prepare and serve a free full-course dinner for members of the community the last Saturday of each month. The next Shepard’s Kitchen date is June 28 beginning at 11 a.m. On the same day, Joseph’s Closet makes free clothing available for the community at the former church site on Third Street, Watsontown beginning at 8 a.m.

 

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