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For the eighth consecutive year, The UPS Store at the Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming will be a Toys for Tots drop-off point for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve drive for toy donations.

John Minetola, owner, estimates that his store collected over $3,000 worth of toys in 2011.

The deadline for this year is Saturday, Dec. 22. In addition to accepting a new unwrapped toy donation, The UPS Store is also participating in the Marine Corp nationwide Toys for Tots Literacy Program.

Happy birthday

Birthday greetings go out to Joe Donahue of Pittston Township who will celebrate his big day next Tuesday, Dec. 11, with a family gathering at his home in Pittston Township.

Also celebrating birthdays are Anthony Grieco of Hughestown who celebrated on Nov. 28; Liz Guarilia of Duryea celebrating on Dec. 4.

Anniversary Wishes

Happy anniversary to Greg and Eileen Dewey of Exeter who celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Nov. 22.

Also to Councilwoman Barbara and Vito Gatto of Hughestown celebrating on Dec. 7.


A girl was born to Candice and Thomas Kelly of Pittston Twp on Nov. 2.

A boy was born to Julie Corey and John German of Exeter on Nov. 3

A girl was born to Amanda and Frank Carey of Exeter on Nov. 6

A girl was born to Sara Bryk and Jim Fina of Pittston on Nov. 7

A boy was born to Susan and Brian Esley of Wyoming on Nov. 10

A girl was born to Jessica and Robert Burylo of Exeter on Nov. 17

St. Elizabeth Seton Christmas party

The Confraternity of Catholic Women of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's parish, Swoyersville, will hold their Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 9 following the 11:30 a.m. Mass in the church hall. Members and guests are asked to meet at 11:15 a.m. in the church hall to attend the service in a group.

Their pastor and spiritual moderator, Father Joseph Pisaneschi will preside.

Dinner will be served promptly at 1 p.m. and catered by Ann Voitek's Catering of West Wyoming.

Deadline with payment of $12 should be made by December 2 by calling Madeleine Barush or Fran Krajnak.

Payment can be dropped in the collection basket or at the rectory office.

Table reservations of eight can be made when calling in a reservation.

A $5 door prize donation for those attending is optional.

The party is open to all women of the parish and their guests. You do not have to be a member of the Confraternity to attend.

Oplatky, or the Christmas wafer, will be exchanged among those attending.

Newly elected officers for 2013and 2014 will be installed by their moderator, Father Pisaneschi prior to the party. They include Madeleine Barush, president; Pat Quinn, vice-president; Martha Dougalas, Recording Secretary; Joanne Baker, Treasurer and Mary Zukosky, Publicity.

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