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Back Mountain Churches Collect Spring Gifts for Head Start Children

May 19, 2019

Pictured: Head Start staff members accept gift collection from Back Mountain churches
Standing, from left: Kelly Gill, Debbie Maskalis, Jodi Cunningham, Ann Pickering, Eva Kennedy

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas, and LehmanIdetown United Methodist Church, Lehman recently presented Luzerne County Head Start staff with a gift collection to be distributed to Head Start children and their families.  Each spring, members of both congregations purchase gifts for approximately 36 children and their families at the Back Mountain Head Start center, located within St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  The gifts include items families might need like clothing, shoes or household items.  Staff from Luzerne County Head Start is invited to attend a breakfast at St. Paul’s.  During this breakfast, they are presented with the gift collection to distribute to children and their families.