Swoyersville Mayor Offers Knitted Caps To Cancer Patients

January 26, 2019

“It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright.” — Robin Roberts Chemotherapy patients, Swoyersville Mayor Christopher Concert has a wonderful idea to keep you warmer in these bitter cold days of your treatment and throughout your treatment days. Concert says cancer has affected his family and he would like to give back to others. He will donate the monthly stipend he receives from the borough as mayor to personally mail knitted hats to cancer patients. Concert thanked the many women and readers of this column for knitting all the hats he has acquired. Now, his goal is to make these hats available to chemotherapy patients, children and adults alike. If you can help in this drive, or know of someone who can use a hat, contact Concert at 570-239-4124 or text him at that number. Comedy night planned Swoyersville Mayor Chris Concert is planning a community comedy night with the mayor at Wise Crackers at Mohegan Sun to help fund Bumper Bunnies, an Easter treat fest for area children. The mayor’s Bumper Bunnies Day will be held April 13. A date for the comedy night fundraiser will be announced soon. Swing into spring As soon as the weather breaks, Swoyersville Borough parks will get new upgrades. All three parks will get new swing sets that will be handicapped accessible. Night at the Races Swoyersville Kiwanis will present a Night at the Races on Saturday, March 2, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. Doors open at 6 p.m. Races begin at 7. You must be 21 or older to attend. For horses and/or tickets, contact any Kiwanis member or Mayor Chris Concert at 570-239-4124. Cake pop sale Swoyersville Kiwanis Club is holding a heart cake pop sale now through Sunday, Jan. 27. The heart shaped pops, three chocolate and three vanilla, will be in a gift box ready for Valentine’s Day. Pops are $15 per order but quantities are limited so early orders are recommended. Pop orders can be taken by any Kiwanis members or by calling 570-283-1677 or email swoyk1951@comcast.net. All orders must placed and paid in full by Jan. 27. Checks are made payable to Swoyersville Kiwanis. Orders are available for pick up at the Swoyersville Borough Building (rear entrance) from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Wednesday, Feb. 13. Delivery is available on orders of six or more to one local location or talk to any Kiwanis member for assistance. Proceeds go to local organizations to help children and community. The sale also funds children’s project/programs throughout the year. Plymouth Kiwanis Plymouth Kiwanis inducted a new member, James J. Mahon III, associated with Today’s Treasures, East Main Street, Plymouth. Mahon, a former Kiwanis member, returned following an absence of several years. He previously served as club president for seven terms, and as a member of Plymouth Council. He was installed by Tiffany Callaio, lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania District Kiwanis Division 15. The Plymouth Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Happy Pizza, 40 W. Main St., Plymouth. New members are welcome. Call President David Bonawits at 570-430-6262 for information. Barbara Pitcavage writes about the West Side. Contact her at rocko1245@aol.com.

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