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Soldier Care Packages

The Carbondale Area School District is holding a soldier care package fund drive. Below is a list of supplies that soldiers would greatly appreciate receiving. All proceeds will be sent to soldiers serving in Afghanistan before Christmas.

Supply list: treats, toiletries, snack bars (Kind, Nature Valley, Cliff), baby wipes, pain relievers, flavored sunflower seeds, feminine hygiene products, nuts, eye drops, trail mix, foot powder, beef jerky, eyeglass lens cleaner cloths, cotton swabs, drink additives, powder Gatorade, letter writing supplies, powder flavor packets for water in pre-stamped envelopes, small holiday decorations and thank you letters.

All items are due no later than Wednesday, Oct. 31. All funds collected will be used for shipping purposes.

Mid Valley Play School

Mid Valley Secondary Center Child Development and Contemporary Living classes will run a play-school for 3-, 4- and 5-year olds for eight weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Wednesday, Oct. 17, to Monday, Dec. 10, 8-9:30 a.m. Children must live in the district, provide transportation and be toilet trained. There is no charge for the program and space is limited. Email englerl@mvsd.us, call 570-307-2180 or stop by the school to obtain an application and brochure.

Craft Fair

The Holy Cross High School Parent Club will hold a craft fair and home showcase on Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school at 501 E. Drinker St. in Dunmore, featuring more than 95 vendors selling candles, soaps, candies, ceramics, pottery, home decor, jewelry and more. There will be a basket raffle, door prizes and homemade food available. Admission is $3; $2 for seniors and students; free for kids 12 and younger. For more information, call 570-614-3727.