A 30-plus-year-old tradition, the annual National Night Out observance is back again, and three area towns will be taking part in the coming days.
The first National Night Out took place in August of 1984. That year, 2.5 million neighbors took part, in 400 communities in 23 states.
National Night Out now involves more than 38 million people in 16,540 communities in all 50 states, along with U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
The annual envelope drive by Eureka Hose Co. No. 4 in Olyphant will be conducted in August. Donation material has been sent to residents and businesses. Proceeds will be used to upkeep the station and apparatus. Returns can be dropped at the Borough Electric Office or mailed to the fire station.
Author Norma LuAnn Lodini will sign copies of her book, “Understanding Spiritual Dreams” Saturday, Aug. 1, 1-3 p.m. at Old Towne Coffee, 452 N. Main St. in Archbald.
Pierogie Sales: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave. in Olyphant sells frozen pierogies Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. The price is $6.50 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.
Farmer’s Market: The Jermyn Farmer’s Market, sponsored by the Jermyn Shade Tree Commission, will be held on Fridays 3-6 p.m. throughout the summer at the World War I Veterans Park on Bridge Street. The market will feature the return of produce from the Snyder’s Family Farm and canned goods from the Snyder family’s Amish Waymart farm and Lancaster family farm.
Valley View Uniform Drive to Begin
The Valley View Elementary Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) will collect items for its annual uniform drive Monday through Friday, Aug. 3-7. The items can be dropped off in the office at the Valley View Elementary Center, 901 Main St. in Peckville, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The PTA is looking for gently used uniform clothing including shorts, pants, jumpers, skirts, polo or collared styled shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts and gym clothing for students in grades K-12. The PTA will also be accepting new or gently used shoes, coats, book bags, and school supplies. The PTA will not accept any non-school related clothing.
• A golf tournament to benefit the Valley View varsity golf team will be held Sunday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at Scranton Municipal Golf Course. Captain-and-crew format; there will be dinner and prizes for all participants. Cost is $85. To register, or to make a donation, call 570-241-4992 for more information.
• Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 665 will hold its inaugural charity golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 9, at Homestead golf course in Carbondale. Captain-and-crew format; $65 a person, $260 for a team. Price includes golf, food, beverage and prizes and awards. Register by Sunday, Aug. 1. Day-of-tournament registration begins at 8:30 a.m., shotgun start at 10 a.m. Call 570-677-6039, 570-840-1978 or 570-547-6302 for more information.
Holy Cross Parish will hold its annual chicken barbecue Sunday, Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 200 Delaware St. in Olyphant. There will also be bingo, a bake sale, raffles, children’s games and music by John Quinn. Tickets are $10; $5 for kids and are available at the rectory or at Mass. For more information, call 570489-0752.
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A motorcycle ride in memory of Barbara Mancuso will be held Sunday, Aug. 9 (rain date Aug. 16) starting at Pop Pops Mini Mart in Peckville and ending at AJ’s Club Soda, also in Peckville.
Registration begins at 10 a.m., kickstands up at noon. All proceeds to benefit local cancer patients. For more information, call 570-351-5256.
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