It all started when Archbald Borough Councilwoman Shirley Barrett approached Eynon residents Jean Yeselavage and Judy Rudalavage with the idea of organizing a committee to raise donations to help buy new lights in Eynon to beautify the streets of Betty, Main and Kennedy at Christmas with new Christmas lights.
A committee was formed (consisting of 13 residents, which has since grown to 23). The group asked for help from Eynon Boy Scout Troop No. 41, who began canvassing Eynon neighborhoods with letters to residents asking for donations. The committee members asked businesses in Eynon for monetary donations.
The group has collected almost half of the amount needed and it was able to order the entire selection of lights at a one-third discount. All lights will be LEDs, so they will be bright. They are made in the USA. There will be nine new sets of lights plus a swag on Betty Street. Main and Kennedy will have 19 new sets of lights and a swag on Main Street.
If you would like to make a contribution, mail checks payable to Eynon Christmas Lights Fund to Jean at 645 Thomas St., or Judy at 608 Main St., Eynon, 18403. You can also visit the group's Facebook page at Eynon Christmas Lights.
From left, first row: Carolyn Matala, Sally Ann Spudis, Jean Yeselavage, Judy Rudalavage, Randy Grandinette and Dr. Lori Williams Rudalavage. Second row: Patricia Coccetti, Alice Susco, Helen O'Leary, Terry Yushinsky, Nancy Addley, Joe Rudalavage and Frank Hoehle. Third row: Shirley Barrett, Karen Rapoch, Irene Rudalavage, Ron Fowler, Jerry Yushinsky, John Joyce, Katie Joyce, Henry Calpin and Conrad Rudalavage Jr.