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Annual festival in Throop

Blessed Sacrament Parish will hold its 14th annual family festival Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16-18, at 215 Rebecca St. in Throop. There will be games for children (a special Play Wiffle event kicks off festival week on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m.). Highlights include traditional picnic and ethnic foods, pig-in-the-blanket dinner beginning at noon. Breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 18, after the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Bingo afterwards with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. For tickets or information call 570-489-1963.

A day of fundraising

The Lackawanna River Conservation Association will hold a fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 15, at Café Colarusso, 233 Bridge St. in Jessup, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are not required but suggested. Call 570-489-2456 with the number of people and the time you will be there.

Church concert

The Old Time Fiddlers will perform Friday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m. at the Community Bible Church, 1700 Heart Lake Road in Scott Township. Handicap accessible and plenty of parking. Suggested donation: $5. For more information, call 570-604-1455 or visit

Neighborhood Watch meeting

The next Dickson City Neighborhood Watch meeting will be on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at the borough building. State Rep. Bridget M Kosierowski will be the guest speaker, followed by a question-and-answer session. This is not limited only to Dickson City residents, all are welcome.

Bus trip

Christ Episcopal Church in Forest City will sponsor a bus trip to the Bloomsburg Fair on Thursday, Sept. 26. Bus leaves Forest City at 10 a.m., arrives at the Bloomsburg Fair approximately noon and leaves the fair promptly at 6 p.m. arriving back in Forest City at 8 p.m. Cost is $40, which includes bus ride, driver’s tip, entrance to the fair, parking and water on the bus. The trip is rain or shine and benefits Christ Episcopal Church’s community projects. Your moneywill be refunded only if your seat can be filled. No refunds after Sept. 3, for any reason. For reservations, call 570-499-4908 or email

Reunion planned

Archbald High School class of 1969 will hold a reunion meeting Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Joseph’s Restaurant 1546 Main St. in Peckville at 6:30 p.m. Reservation deadline Monday, Sept. 9. The reunion is Saturday, Sept. 28, featuring a buffet dinner, casual attire and a cash bar. For more information call 570-575-0651 email or visit roxygoers

Hose Co. Meeting

The monthly meeting of Throop Hose Co#1, 512 Center St. will be held on Aug. 11, at 11 a.m.

Free lunch

The Blakely P.M. Church, 313 First St. will host a free lunch on Saturday, Aug. 10, from noon to 1 p.m.

Concert in the partk

The Mayfield Lions Club will hold its annual concert in the park, featuring Johnny Stevens and Double Shot, on Sunday, Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m. at the Mayfield Memorial Park on Lackawanna Avenue. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Complimentary hot dogs and sodas will be distributed. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at St. John’s Center.