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Using up the last poles in Olyphant

The Hometown Hero Banner project in Olyphant is close to reaching its limit, reported organizer Kim Onda Atkinson. “I will not turn anyone away this year but this is the final year we can take any new orders as we are running out of space on viable poles,” she explained. Atkinson said that with more than 200 banners, “we can not guarantee any particular pole, as you can imagine.” Applications are available at the Olyphant Borough Bldg., 113 Willow Ave. or by calling: 570-489-3001. Call Atkinson at 570-383-9552 with any questions.

Historical society

• The Archbald Historical Society will hold a walk to Edgerton on Saturday, May 11. Meet at the Alyesworth Park for a 1 p.m. departure. All ages can attend, but please wear hiking boots. Upon return to Alyesworth Park, there will be refreshments.

• Archbald Historical Society’s monthly meeting will feature a presentation by Mike Lettieri and Joe Adrian about metal detecting. The meeting is Monday, May 13, at the Archbald Borough Building at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Gun/cash raffle

The William Walker Hose Co., will hold a gun/cash raffle on Saturday, May 11, 5-9 p.m. at the hose company headquarters, 803 Penn Ave. in Mayfield, Tickets are $25, and are available from members or at the Mayfield borough office, or by calling 570-282-6059. Ticket includes admission, buffet dinner, door prizes and raffle. Visit for more information, including a list of the firearms to be raffled off.

Free lunch

The Blakely Primative Methodist Church, 313 First St. will host a free lunch on May 11, at noon.

Church barbecue

First United Presbyterian Church of Lackawanna Valley, 1557 Main St. in Peckville, will hold a takeout-only chicken barbecue and bake sale on Saturday, May 18, noon to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10; $6 for kids ages 7-12. Call 570-254-9868 or 570-489-7866 for tickets by Sunday, May 12. Advance ticket sales only; no tickets will be sold at the door.

Free lunch

Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale will hold a free community luncheon on Saturday, May 18, noon to 1 p.m.

Veteran outreach

Veteran Outreach at state Rep. Kyle Mullins’ office will be held on the fourth Monday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the office, 520 Burke Bypass, Suite 1, in Olyphant. Because of the holiday, the next outreach event will be Wednesday, May 29. An American Legion department service officer will be available to assist veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents, with a variety of issues including VA compensation, pensions, death benefits, health care and other veteran issues. Appointments can be made by calling 570-383-9795.

Car cruises

The Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club will begin holding monthly cruises on Saturday, May 18, 5-8 p.m. at the Advance Auto Parts store on Route 6 in Carbondale. There will be music and door prizes and a 50/50 and trophies will be awarded. Call 570-876-4034. The cruises will be held on the third Saturday of each month through September.

Baby Pantry Palooza

The fifth annual Baby Pantry Palooza, a fundraiser for Saint Joseph’s Baby Pantry, will be held Sunday, June 2, at noon at Barrett’s Pub, 474 N. Main St, in Archbald. New and/or lightly used baby items will be accepted. The event will include basket raffles, live music and a 50/50 drawing. Visit Baby Pantry Palooza’s Facebook page for more information.

Senior project

Wilkes University mechanical engineering student Derick DeMorrow of Carbondale recently presented a senior project.

Church schedule changes

At Rescue and Restore Church, 125 Lackawanna Ave. in Olyphant, the monthly food distribution will be held on the first Monday of the month, noon to 3 p.m. Clothing distribution is temporarily cancelled. A free community meal will be held on the last Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.