First Posted: 4/22/2013
Kristy DeRome Gomberg organized a Care Walk to benefit Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, an organization with a mission to advance the treatment and cure for thalassemia, considered a fatal blood disease.
The Care Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 5 at Robert Yaple Park in Hughestown. Refreshments and snacks will be available.
Gift baskets raffles are part of the event. To sponsor a team or donate gift certificates, food or raffle baskets, call Kristy at 510-2489. All money raised will go directly to Cooley’s Anemia Foundation.
The Spark Gospel Singers will perform a benefit concert for 10-year-old Joseph Frushon, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, at 6 p.m. on April 28 at the First United Methodist Church, 400 Wyoming Ave. ,West Pittston.
Frushon is a member of the Sunday School of the church. A free will offering to be taken to help the family with financial support.
CHURCH HOAGIE SALE
Orders must be placed by Sunday, April 28 for the Dymond Hollow United Mehtodist Church 6” hoagie sale.
Types of hoagies include Italian, ham and cheese and turkey and cheese.
Call Alice Green at 333-4275 or Shirley Pearn at 333-4529. Coat per haogie is $5.
Pick up will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at the church.
The Wyoming West Wyoming Memorial Day Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 n the West Wyoming Borough building to discuss final preparations for the parade.
For more information, call 693-2109.
WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING
The Lithuanian Women’s Club of Wyoming Valley will meet on Tuesday, April 30 at noon for lunch at Boscov’ with a business meeting to follow at 1 p.m. Heather Fassett from Community Service will be the speakler.
Reservations for the Spring Luncheon on Sunday, May 5 at Konefal’s will be accepted. Mary Urban is chairperson.
CLASS OF 1963
There will be a meeting of the Northeast Class of 1963 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 . in the VFW Hall, Stephenson Street, Duryea to discuss plans for a 50th class reunion.
For more information, contact Michael Hopkins at 457-0413.
The Duryea Street Department will hold a tire collection on Wednesday, May 1. Residents are asked to place the tires curbside. All rims must be removed. Tired will be collected from residential properties only, no businesses.
The First United Methodist Church of West Pittston will hold a pizza sale on Friday May 3. Pizzas can be ordered baked or unbaked, with or without onions for $11 per tray. Toppings can be added for $2 each.
Specialty pizzas are $14 per tray. Vegetable pizza is $13 with no cheese.
Orders can be called in to the church office at 655-1083 or walk in. Delivery is available for lunch time orders.
The Polish Falcons, Nest 128, Duryea will hold a pizza sale from 3 p.m. until sold out on Friday, May 3. Eat in or takeout.
Twelve-cut tray of red is $12, 8-cut tray of double crust white is $16. Toppings are available at an additional cost.
Pre-order by calling the nest at 457-5355.
PA CLASS OF ‘63
The Pittston Area Class of 1963 will meet at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Tony’s Pizzeria, Pittston. Plans for the 50th anniversary class reunion will be finalized.
LEGION POST 477
TO HOLD MEETING
American Legion Auxiliary Post 477 will meet at 5:30 p;m. on May 4 at 203 Vine St., Pittston. Nomination of officers will be held.
POST 585 MEETING
The Brennan Regan American Legon Post 585 will meet at 1 p.m. on May 5 at the post home.
FREE CPR CLASS
The Pittston Township Ambulance will conduct a Hands Only CPR classes at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at the Pittston Township Ambulance Station.
Only one half-hour session is necessary.
The Hands Only CPR method focuses on immediate chest compressions and does NOT include mouth to mouth breaths. The classes are free and open to the public.
DURYEA SAL MEETING
The Son’s of the American Legion, Squadron 585, Duryea will meet at 3 p.m. on May 5 at the post.
POST 8335 MEETING
Avoca V.F.W.Post 8335 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 at the post home, 915 Main St.
Installation of newly elected officers will follow meeting. June Fitzgerald, presiden,t will preside. Patricia Rinkus will be installing the officers elected for 2013-2014 term.
Newly-elected officers are June Fitzgerald, president; Mary Ann Tigue, senior vice president; Joan Emlaw, junior vice president; Mary Orluk, secretary; Patricia Rinkus, treasurer; Ceil Exeter. chaplain; Sandy Rosser, conductress; Betty Lewis, guard and patriotic instructor. Trustees are Mary Hadley, Marlyn OBoyle,Elaine Frietas.
Dupont VFW Post 4909 wil meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6 at the post home. The Memorial Day parade is on the agenda. Commander Gary Carwardine will preside. A Home Association Mmting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served after both meetings.
A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Duryea V.F.W. 1227 post home 492, Stephenson Street, Duryea to discuss the steps that need to be taken to form a new Ladies Auxiliary at the Duryea VFW.
Anyone interested in becoming a part of the Ladies Auxiliary is encouraged to attend. Eligibility includes wives, widows, mothers, foster and stepmothers, grandmothers, daughters, granddaughters, foster and stepdaughters, sisters, half sisters, foster and stepsisters of persons eligible for membership in the VFW. Women eligible for membership in the VFW are eligible for dual membership in the Ladies Auxiliary.
ROUNDTABLE TO MEET
The Wyoming Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 in the lower level of the Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Joe Kerrigan, of Gettysburg, will be the speaker. A $3 donation for non-members is requested. For more information, call John at 675-8936.
AGENCY ON AGING
The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties announces the 46th annual dinner dance will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Genetti’s Best Western, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre with doors opening at 12:30 p.m.
“Swing into Spring” is the theme for this year’s dance with entertainment provided King Henry and the Showmen. A dance contest is being arranged by Sandy Acornley and Jean Spindler of the Kingston Center. Prizes will be awarded for the winners of the following dance categories: tango, line and swing.
Judges for the contest are Miss Fabrege from Fabrege’s Cabaret, Hazleton and Jim Harris from Joan Harris Dance Studios. Contact Sandy Acornley at 287-1102 for details.
Over 60 door prizes will be drawn and a grand prize of show tickets and a restaurant dinner for two is being donated by Central Penn Gas. Ticket prices are 420 for individuals over the age of 60 and $23 for those under the age of 60. Tickets may be obtained at any of the 18 senior centers or by calling Rhonda Adams at 822-1158 ext. 3337.
The next Wyoming Borough Council meeting will be held on May 14 and will continue to be held the second Tuesday of each month thereafter. For more information, call 457-9946
Avoca VFW will conduct its annual spaghetti dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday May 18 at the post home, 915 Main St. Tickets may be obtained from any regular member or by calling 457-7673.
ST. FRANCES CABRINI
MASS AND FLEA MARKET
St. Frances Cabrini Church, 585 Mt. Olivet Road, Carverton, will celebrate a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27. This mass is in honor and memory of all the deceased loved ones who are laid to rest at the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Father Vincent Dang will be the celebrant for this special mass.
Following the mass, the parish Social Committee will b sponsor its annual flea market and bake sale from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m on the church grounds, rain or shine. This year’s flea market will include a variety of household items, pictures, dishware, knickknacks, toys, DVDs, games, and books. Picnic foods for purchase include clam chowder, haluski, pork barbeque, wimpies, hotdogs with sauerkraut or chilli, and a variety of beverages.
A special “early bird” flea market will held Sunday, May 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No early birds for flea market.
Frances Slocum State Park 2013 DiscoverE Nature Camp Registration is Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. at Pavilion #1. First come, first served. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee per child. Make checks payable to Commonwealth of PA. Questions? Call 696-9105.
West Side Central Catholic High School Class of 1971 will hold a 60th birthday partyfrom 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Grove at Checkerboard Inn on Carverton Road, Trucksville. Formal invitations will be forthcoming when all addresses are finalized.
For more information, contact Kate Bustin Taroli at KBTaroli@gmail.com.
SIGHT AND SOUND TRIP
The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of West Pittston are planning a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster to see “Noah” in mid-June. For more information and to make reservations, call Doris Dushok at 654-2689 or Karen Weed at 654-4446.
Dick White, of Pittston, announces the USS Independence CVA-62 24th reunion will be held Sept. 4-8 in Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN. For more informatoion, contact USS Independence by mail at CVA-62, 65 Pioneer Ridge Road, Canton, North Carolina 28716, by phone at 828-648-7379 or by email at email@example.com.