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W-B Twp. American Legion To Sponsor Golf Tournament

September 6, 2018

It’s happened again! I have been losing my Internet connection at least every other month for one reason or another. I am extremely thankful that my granddaughter, Jessica, is very knowledgeable about computers and is able to bail me out each time. It happened again last Friday night when we lost our power due to an accident on Wilkes-Barre Twp. Boulevard. We were without power for at least an hour and a half until PP&L was able to restore power to all the thousands who were affected by the power outage. After checking out my computer as to why I wasn’t receiving my Internet, Jessica called my Internet provider and was told that it was because of an outage on their part due to the accident Friday night. I, along with how many others, were without our Internet service for the following three days, but why does it always happen when I have to send my column to The Citizens’ Voice? Golf tournament to be held Sept. 15 The Wilkes-Barre Twp. American Legion Post 815 will sponsor its third annual Ray Majikes Golf Tournament in memory of Skylar Elizabeth Saranchuk on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course starting at 9 a.m. The format is captain and crew. Cost is $85 per person/$340 per team. There will be a 50/50 raffle, longest drive, closest to the pin, skins and pot of gold. Hole sponsorships are available for $25, $50, $75 and $100, which includes a round of golf, beverages and a meal afterward. Music will be provided by DJ Winkie and Stonecat Billie. Colors and taps will be presented immediately before tee off by the American Legion Post 815. All proceeds after cost will be donated to Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. For additional information, contact James “Swifty” Youkoski at 570-332-8553. School taxes are due A representative of Northeast Revenue Services will be available at the township municipal building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14, to collect the 2018 Wilkes-Barre Area school real estate tax. Taxes must be paid by Sept. 14 in order to be eligible for a 2 percent discount. Only checks or money orders will be accepted. If you wish to send in your school tax, mail it to Northeast Revenue Service, Fox Ridge Plaza, 1170 Route 315, Suite 4, Plains Twp., PA 18702 prior to Sept. 14. Include your entire tax notice and check or money order payable to “Northeast Revenue Service.” For a return receipt, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. All-class reunion The Wilkes-Barre Twp. High School all-class reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, in the township fire hall starting at 4:30 p.m. The all-class reunion also includes anyone who graduated from any other high school. Reunion coordinator Bob Weiss has announced that he is very disappointed with the number of responses he has received from local graduates. There are graduates who travel to the reunion from as far away as Washington state and Texas, yet there are many local graduates who did not even attend one reunion to reminisce with their former classmates. Weiss stated if there is not enough interest in attending the reunion from local graduates this year, it might be the last year for the all-class reunion. Deadline for reservations is Saturday, Sept. 22. To have a reservation application mained, call Weiss at 570-696-2279. The affair will feature a sit down, catered meal, entertainment provided by Flash Black Band, open bar and a raffle with many prizes. Senior citizens news At the recent Wilkes-Barre Twp. Senior Citizens’ weekly bingo party, 50-50 winners were Mary Ann Murray, Mary Ann Shumoski and Ann Galle. Winners of the special games were Ann Galle (twice) and Vera Skibicki. The members celebrated Dorothy Krugel’s belated birthday. The seniors will be attending the Bloomsburg Fair on Monday, Sept. 24, for Senior Citizens’ Day. There is no admission charge to the fair for any senior 65 or older with a Medicare card or other proof of age. Non-members are also invited. The bus will leave from the township fire house at 9 a.m. and depart from the fair at 5 p.m. Call Bernadine Elick at 570-823-7540 to make your reservation. Anyone who would like to join the township seniors’ can attend any of their weekly Wednesday bingo parties at 10:30 a.m. in the township municipal building’s community room. Yearly dues are $6. Membership is also open to any non-township resident who would also like to join the group. Bus transportation is provided to any township resident who otherwise has no means of transportation to the municipal building. American Legion kitchen open The Wilkes-Barre Twp. American Legion Post 815’s kitchen is open for business. You can order a 12-cut tray of Old Forge pizza for $11; tray of pizza and one pound bites for $20 and daily specials. No membership is needed for take outs or to eat in the dining room. Call Jason at 570-899-7706 to place your order. Kitchen is open from Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 7 p.m. Our Lady of Hope news The Christian Women of Our Lady of Hope will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the rectory. Hostesses will be Jane Wojtowicz and Loretta Sufrinko. All women of the parish are invited to attend. The Christian Women of Our Lady of Hope will sponsor their annual Turkey Bingo and Raffle on Sunday, Sept. 23, in the Marymount Parish Center. Doors open at noon. Early bird is at 1 p.m. Donation is $3. A raffle will take place for several great prizes, including a hand-made quilt and three hand-made afghans. Raffle tickets and refreshments will be available for purchase. This is the major fundraiser for the Christian Women, which benefits the children of the parish. CCD classes will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday in the parish center. Children’s backpacks will be blessed by the Rev. John S. Terry at the 9 a.m. Mass. For information, contact June Swida at 570-825-4966. Donations would be greatly appreciated for the parish fall festival raffle ticket and for the theme basket stand. You can bring your donations to the rectory during office hours from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. A bus pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, to commemorate the Feast of the Holy Rosary. Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Cost of the trip is $45, which includes the bus, hot buffet, Polish luncheon served at the shrine and driver gratuity. Breakfast items will be served on the bus. For information, call Theresa Lisiewski at 570-822-0831. Arrival back home will be at approximately 5 p.m. St. John B.C. Church news St. John’s parish picnic will be held Sunday at the Wilkes-Barre Township Settlement Camp starting at noon with a 2 p.m. moleben. Donations of the following would be greatly appreciated for the picnic: ziti or penne pasta with spaghetti sauce, macaroni salad, potato salad, Italian pasta salad and tossed salad. Anyone who would like to donate any of these food items is asked to call Ellen at 570-899-7780. St. John’s Guild will hold its fall rummage/bake sale Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Thursday, Oct. 4, in the parish hall, East Northampton Street. Donations of holiday items and decorations, record albums, toys, household items and costume jewelry would be greatly appreciated. Clothing is no longer accepted. Contact George Daru at 570-825-4416 for pick up. Starting Sunday, Sept. 16, St. John Church will celebrate Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. The coffee socials will discontinue until spring. Bernadine Elick writes “Wilkes-Barre Township Talk” every other Thursday. She can be reached at elickbern59@aol.com or 570-823-7540.

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