The final Loaves & Fishes Café luncheon for the season will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church on Crosby Blvd. in Old Forge on Thursday, April 24th.
Neighbors from Woodgate to Raquette Lake are invited to come and enjoy a free lunch of assorted soups, sandwiches, desserts and cold and hot beverages.
Transportation to the event can be arranged by calling Beverly Meeker at (315) 369-2234.
The Loaves & Fishes community luncheons are co-sponsored by Niccolls Memorial Church, St. Anthony’s and St. Bartholomew’s Catholic churches, as well as various community members.
Eileen Tobin, coordinator of the Food Pantry at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Old Forge, has released her annual report which reflects the assistance given to the community from November 2012 through November 2013.
Her report shows the need in the area for this resource which is made entirely possible through the cooperation of various organizations and the generosity of the community.
Tobin said that 313 households utilized the pantry, 398 adults, 76 elderly, and 211 children. A total of 9,055 meals were provided. Continue reading
Eileen Tobin at St. Bartholomew's Food Pantry. Photo by Carol Hansen
The Webb Community Food Pantry at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Old Forge is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. to area households that qualify for food assistance, and according to Eileen Tobin, food pantry director, lately there has been an increased utilization of the service by area families due to the poor economy.
The list of staples at the pantry include juice, canned fruit and vegetables, dry milk, pancake mix, peanut butter, tuna, rice, coffee, tea, and cereal, Tobin said, with additional refrigerated and frozen items also available.
“Frozen hamburger, ham steaks and chicken are provided at cost by Dan’s Foodland in Eagle Bay, and we also have baby food and diapers,” she said. Continue reading
The IMC Mystery Players from the Immaculate Heart Central High School in Watertown will bring the centuries old Stations of the Cross to life in a moving and dramatic Lenten performance at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Old Forge on Sunday, March 11, at 7 p.m.
Using the Sanctuary of the church as a stage, the pantomime presentation of the events leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus will be enhanced by special lighting, music and liturgical readings. Continue reading