Honor Those Who Served This Great Nation
“Peace has victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Let us all take a moment of your day and thank a veteran who served our country in time of peace and war. These individuals put their safety aside for our safety. Benefit for Larksville resident Larksville resident Jack Duda has been recently diagnosed with lung, brain and femur cancer. The public is invited to support Duda and his fight with cancer at a benefit to be held next Saturday, Nov. 17, from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Fiddlers Irish Green, 259 E. State St., Larksville. There will be raffle baskets, 50/50 and a barrel of cheer. Breakdown Jimmy will play your favorite songs all night. All proceeds will go to Duda’s medical costs. Holiday craft fair A holiday craft fair will held at the Swoyersville American Legion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The holiday craft event will feature varied vendors with something for everyone on your shopping list including candles, jewelry, bath/body products, pet items, wreaths and much more. For vendor information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Peace poster contest The Kingston Lions club recently held its annual Peace Poster contest. The theme was “Kindness Matters,” and eligible students from the Wyoming Valley Montessori School took part. Judging took place at a recent dinner meeting of the club. Kingston Mayor Paul Roberts Jr. was guest judge. Members participating in the judging were Mary Ann Lepa, president; Gerry DuBoice, first vice president; Ed Sabol, second vice president; Diane Mizenko, secretary and contest chairwoman. Other members included Dr. William McLaughlin, IPDG; Mark Mizenko, PDG; Andrea Petrasek and Colleen Grendzinski. Winners will be announced at a later date. The club meets on the second and last Tuesday of each month at Theo’s Metro, Mercer Avenue, Kingston. Blanket collection A quick reminder ... If you have an extra blanket or afghan in your linen closet, Swoyersville Mayor Christopher Concert is collecting them for the homeless in our area. Also, he is collecting, hats, gloves and scarves for the needy. If you would like to donate or if you are in need of any of these items, contact Concert at 570-239-4124. Kiwanis breakfast Take the family out for breakfast. The Swoyersville Kiwanis Club will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 11, at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Cafeteria, Hughes Street, Swoyersville. Barbara Pitcavage writes about the West Side. Contact her at email@example.com.