Host families needed over Thanksgiving weekend: The Geneseo International Thanksgiving Fellowship Program is looking to place 50 visiting international college students, some with families, in area homes over the Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27 through Dec. 1. The application deadline for hosts is Thursday, Nov. 7.

An information meeting for all hosts will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 133 E. North St., Geneseo. This meeting is to get acquainted, to pick up materials including an optional activity list and to learn helpful hints for successful hosting. The international guests are expected to arrive at First Congregational Church, 101 W. Pearl St., Geneseo, about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Tax-deductible financial contributions to the all-volunteer nonprofit organization are welcome. Those who cannot host can assist the program in other ways. Call program coordinators Arlyn and Marcia Helke at 309-944-4486 for more information.