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The Trucksville Early Childhood Educational Center will also present its annual Arts Show and Ice Cream Social on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The children’s artwork will be on display, along with entertainment, featuring a magician and the ice cream social. For more information, call 570-696-3899.

The Trucksville Early Childhood Education Center’s parent enrichment group sponsored the third annual vendor/caft fair and silent auction on March 29.

The event featured several local businesses amd silent auction baskets, containing items donated from local businesses. The Trucksville Early Education Center Board of Directors provided food items available for purchase, while the Trucksville United Methodist Church’s youth group held a bake sale.

All proceeds benefit the center. This year the event raised money for a paver walkway. The center’s director, Marjorie Adams said that the walkway will be an “added safety feature” for the center’s children. Adams added that she is hoping that the event will also be able to raise enough for an air conditioner.

Last year’s proceeds enabled the center to place a fence around the playground.

Kim Quinn, of Dallas, attended the event for the first time where she displayed her home-based health and wellness company, Advocare. Quinn’s 5-year-old twin daughters, Regan and Sadie, along with their 2 ½-year old-sister, Payton, attend the center. Quinn and Maria Roman, who are both part of the parent enrichment group, arranged the afternoon’s event.

Seven-year-old Elijah Meade, of Avoca, brought his own, original hand- made rubber bracelets to the show. Meade was in attendance with his grandmother, Martha Kiesinger, of Old Forge. Kiesinger brought her large display of gemstone jewelry which she designed and crafted herself, as a hobby

Melissa Bisbo, a teacher from Wilkes-Barre displayed her company, Barefoot Books, which features children’s books, and Shavertown resident Terri McGuire brought her company’s Little Cuities Bowtique’s collection of hair ribbons, bows, and other little girl’s hair accessories to the fundraiser.

West Pittston resident Karen Farrell brought her daughter, Jamie Greco’s Tastefully Simple products to the fair. Greco, of Dallas, was unable to attend the event due to a bi-annual conference for Tastefully Simple.

Ann Visocky’s stand featured amber jewelry from different parts of the world. Visocky also included her handmade Easter décor, such as painted eggs, baskets, knitted items, and dishes.

The Trucksville United Methodist Church’s bake sale was also a successful part of the event. Kingston resident Staci Miller, who ran the sale, said proceeds will go toward the church’s mission. This year’s mission is the campership program for the church’s youth group.

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