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March 08. 2013 12:02AM
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NANTICOKE — Linda Prushinski, secretary of the South Valley Chamber of Commerce, said during Wednesday’s City Council meeting that that someone has been calling residents and asking for donations on behalf of the chamber.

“The South Valley Chamber of Commerce is not soliciting one on one for donations,” she said. If anyone is called regarding the matter, he or she should call the police department immediately.

In other matters:

Council has voted to approve three new bank accounts at M&T Bank. They are: the demolition account, fire truck account and façade grant account. Also, the motion approved one new FNB account: the fire equipment grant.

Natalie Staron, financial/contact associate of Luzerne County Community College, announced the start of the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Relay for Life of South Valley will be held at 10 a.m. June 1 at the college. Formal opening ceremonies begin at noon. The fundraising event will continue through 6 p.m. June 2.

Chacko’s Bowling is holding a fundraiser for the event from 3 to 5 p.m. March 16 ; the donation cost is $20. Another fundraiser will be held on April 20 at the arena. The $19 donation includes a ticket to the hockey game, hat and meal.

Sponsorship is welcomed and area businesses will be contacted, Staron said. This is the third year that LCCC is hosting a Relay for Life.

The next council meeting will be held 7 p.m. March 20.

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