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St. Anthony P.C.C.W. has cancelled its annual Fall Fest (potato bake and bake sale) this year.

The cash raffle will be held as planned at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the St. Anthony’s Catholic School in Athens. Raffle winners will be notified.

Ink recycling

Trinity Lutheran School in Athens has announced it’ll receive extra cash from the recycling company for donated electronics it receives from now until Saturday, Oct. 31.

The list of electronics people can bring to Trinity Lutheran School include laptops, cell phones and tablets. They don’t need to work.

Trick or Treat

The village of Athens will hold trick or treating from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Trick or treaters should follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Village residents who don’t want to hand out candy to trick or treaters should keep their porch light turned off.

Kids craft kit

Children of all ages can pick up a Grab & Go kit that will allow them to make a beautiful autumn acorn through the crafting process of wet felting.

Kits will be available during the week of Monday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Nov. 13, at the Marathon County Public Library’s Athens Branch, located at 221 Caroline St.

Kits are free and available while supplies last, but there’s a limit of one kit for each child.

Anyone with questions about the crafting kits should call the Athens library at 715-257-7292 for more information.

Helping food pantry

Trinity Lutheran Church Crusaders for Christ Youth Group will be trick or treating during the village of Athens’ normal hours between 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, to help fill the shelves at the local food pantry.

Crusaders for Christ is asking village of Athens residents to donate a paper product or nonperishable food item when they knock on their doors dur- ing trick or treating.

To ensure their house isn’t missed, village residents are asked to call the Trinity Lutheran Church office before Thursday, Oct. 29, to be placed on the Crusaders for Christ’s list of stops.