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Cub Scout Pack 366, sponsored by St. Monica Parish, will hold its annual Blue and Gold Dinner at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22 in the church hall, West Eighth Street, West Wyoming.

Boys from the Webelos II group will receive the Arrow of Light and cross over the Bridge to join Boy Scout Troop 366. Boys who will graduate from the pack are Joshua Carlson, Raymond DrivingHawk, William Fauntleroy, Nicholas Perry, Michael Remley, Robert J. Salvo and Luke Stavish.

The leaders who were with them since the beginning of their Cub Scout journey are David Remley and Gerald Carlson.

Boy Scout Troop 366 of West Wyoming collected a total of 240 non-perishable food items for the food pantry of the Greater Pittston Area. Scouts who participated are David Corby, BrianBerti, Matthew Dovidas, Austin Shission, Nicholas Kaminski, Gianni Mazza, Aaron Herrera, Michael Sanfilippo, Matthew Carlson, and Dakota Thomas.

The Scouts will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5 at Dileo's on Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming.

VFW Post 6518

The Exeter VFW Post 6518 will meet at 7 p.m. on April 10 at the post home. Election of officers will be held.

Donkey basketball

The Wyoming Area senior parents will hold a donkey basketball game at 7 p.m. on April 17 in the high school gym. Members of the senior class will sell tickets prior to the event and they will also be available at the door the day of the event.

Golf tournament

The Rotary Club of Wyoming's 21st Annual Golf Tournament and Cook-Out will be held on Thursday, May 24 at Irem Temple Country Club.

Compost yard

The West Wyoming compost yard will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays for residents of West Wyoming and Wyoming.

The compost yard accepts brush, branches, leaves and grass. Residents are reminded to take care that yard waste does not contain plastic or recyclable bags. The compost yard does not accept stones or dirt.

Compost is also available free of charge to residents of both towns.

Vendors sought

The Wyoming Area Softball Parents Association is looking for vendors for its annual ziti dinner and craft show set for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at the Wyoming Area Secondary Center Cafeteria. Contact Deborah Przybyla at 693-6201 or e-mail bigber@comcast.net.

St. Monica's Parish

New Altar Servers: Anyone from third grade through high school interested in serving Christ and His church in this role is asked to call the parish office at 693-1991. A new class is now forming.

Lectors: The parish is always in need of new Lectors (Readers of the Sacred Word.) Anyone interested in this service is asked to call Father McKernan at 693-1991.

To help defray the cost of printing the Sunday church bulletin, businesses and services in the community can place an ad on the back of the bulletin. Anyone interested is asked to call the parish office at 693-1991.

Library news

The Wyoming Free Library celebrates National Library Week: April 9-14.

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Donations to support the library are accepted. Call 693-1364 to make reservations.

Monday, April 9, 6 to 8 p.m. - Opening Night event. A return visit from nationally-noted author Cecilia Galante. Bring books to have them signed.

Tuesday, April 10, 6 to 8 p.m. - Celebrate National Poetry Month. Laugh with us as we sample Daisy Goodwin's anthology of poetry from internationally-recognized poets:

Wednesday: April 11, 6 to 8 p.m. - Celebrate family and the art of conversation. Enjoy refreshments and chat while you make your own "box full of timeless, classic, fun questions." A donation of $5 per family is payable at the event.

Thursday, April 12, 6 to 8 p.m. - Announcing the winner of the 2012-2013 "Little Miss Library" contest. Then, celebrate Nationally Recognized D.E.A.R. "Drop Everything & Read Day!" Books will be provided by Harper Collins Publishers.

Friday, April 13, 6 to 8 p.m. - Celebrate with your child at "My Doll & Me" Tea. Girls and boys, dolls and/or stuffed animals are invited. A $5 donation per family is payable at the event. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, April 14, 1 pm to 4 p.m. - Celebrate the art of writing with author Mark Stavish, author of five published and internationally-translated books. Sign up for his non-fiction writer's workshop

We end this celebratory week with a thanks to you, our patrons, by announcing the grand opening of our Book Shoppe featuring new and gently used books from all genres!.

Our shoppe is located next door to the Library at the United Methodist Church where thanks to the generosity of the church, we have "real space" for our book sales.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Stop by for sales, raffles, story time and book give-aways.

Volunteers are needed for many events. Can you help? Call the library at 693-1364.

The Wyoming Free Library will have Amnesty Week. During the week of April 8-14, fines will be waived for all overdue library items. The library will not waive existing fines, damaged or missing items or fines from other libraries in Luzerne County.

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