Free groceries are offered to women

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding an infant or have a child younger than 5 can get free groceries through Washington County WIC. To find out if you qualify, call Washington County WIC at 518-746-2460 for an appointment. New York state residency is required.

The institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Volunteers needed for tax preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Appointment Schedulers are needed for the upcoming 2018 tax season.

The VITA Appointment Scheduler will pre-screen participants by asking a few simple intake questions to see if they qualify to have their state and federal taxes done by one of our volunteer income tax preparers. Duties include: filling out appointment surveys, scheduling tax appointments and mailing follow-up paperwork. Volunteers may also be asked to make reminder calls for upcoming appointments.

Volunteers should be able to commit to four-hour shifts one to two days a week during the tax season. Appointment schedulers are needed mid-January through mid-March. To become a volunteer in Warren County, call Amy Sabattis at 518-623-3291. To volunteer in Washington County, call Joan Prouty at 518-746-2560.

Hebron church to host ‘Sing for Joy’

HEBRON — Wrap up the holiday season by singing Christmas carols at the Hebron United Presbyterian Church East (formerly East Hebron Presbyterian Church) “Sing for Joy” holiday community sing at 1 p.m. Saturday at 6559 state Route 22, Salem.

There will be a soup and sandwich luncheon at noon and the singing will start at approximately 1 p.m. with “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Silver Bells.”

The United Church Ringers will be guest entertainers under the direction of Debi Craig of Hebron. They will be playing an exciting arrangement of “We Three Kings,” as well as several other selections including “Silent Night” and “Let It Snow.” Susan Snyder, organist of the Hebron United Presbyterian Church, will be the accompanist.

This event is open to the public at no charge, but a free-will collection will benefit the Michael Keyes Fuel Fund, which provides local fuel assistance. The snow date for the event will be Sunday, Jan. 7, with the luncheon starting at 1 p.m. and the sing at 2 p.m.

Hometown is compiled by Gretta Hochsprung, ghochsprung@poststar.com.

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