Garbage stickers for 2013 can be purchased from Therese Wrubel at the Avoca Municipal Building, 752 Main St., beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15. The office will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and from 5 to 6 p.m. on Fridays.
The fee schedule for purchasing the window sticker in order to have up to three bags collected weekly is as follows: $160 if purchased by Feb. 20; $165 if purchased between Feb.21 and March 20; $175 if purchased between March 21 and April 20; $185 if purchased between April 21 and May 20 and $195 if purchased between May 21 and June 21.
Delinquent accounts will be referred to district court after June 21. All Avoca homeowners and renters are obligated to purchase a garbage sticker.
Extra stickers for additional bags of garbage can be purchased for $3 each.
Residents unable to stop by the municipal building to purchase a garbage sticker can mail a check made payable to Avoca Borough and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Avoca Borough, c/o Therese Wrubel, 129 Factory St., Avoca, PA 18641.
If you have any other questions, call Wrubel at 457-4891.
The Rev. Phil Sladicka, pastor of Queen of the Apostles Parish, is available to bless homes for the New Year. To schedule a convenient time to have your home blessed, call the parish office at 457-3412.
The social concerns / respect life committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 in the rectory, 715 Hawthorne St.
The pastoral council will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 in the rectory.
The worship committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 in the rectory.
The building and grounds committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in St. Mary's School auditorium, 742 Spring St.
The parish will host an appreciation dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 in St. Mary's School auditorium. Anyone who has worked for or volunteered for the parish during 2012 is invited to attend. To make your reservation, call the parish office by Jan. 28. The snow date is Feb. 9.
The Avoca V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 8335 will not have a regular monthly meeting in January. Instead, there will be district meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at St. Mary's School, 742 Spring St. with Department President Sandra Brenner present.
Refreshments will be served at the post home at 915 Main St. following the meeting.