YMCA to honor
supporters at dinner
The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA will honor Thomas J. McGrath Jr., Annette Weiss, W. Jeff Thomas and M&T Bank at the organization’s 2013 Leadership Dinner on Oct. 23. The event, also celebrating the Y’s 150th anniversary, will be held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
McGrath will receive the 2013 Robert K. Mericle Leadership Award, which honors an individual who demonstrates exemplary efforts in furthering the mission of the YMCA.
Weiss, assistant professor of nursing at Misericordia University, will receive the 2013 Frank M. Henry Layperson of the Year Award. The award recognizes an unsung hero at the YMCA, one who contributes time and services for the betterment of the organization.
Thomas will receive the George Brandt Community Service Award. The award is given annually to a volunteer who demonstrates exceptional service.
M&T Bank will receive the 2013 YMCA Corporate Leadership Award recognizing the company as an exceptional corporate supporter of YMCA programs.
Tickets are $90 per person. Sponsorships are available. For either, contact Gretchen Sevison at 570-970-5027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade route set
for this afternoon
A parade today will kick off the Havover Township Fire Department’s centennial celebration.
The parade will start at 3 p.m. at Main Road in Hanover Green, proceeding to Kings Road, Sively Street, West St. Mary’s Road, Lee Park Ave, Oxford Street, Lyndwood Avenue and Fellows Avenue to First Street, ending at Breslau Fire Station No. 5. There will be food, refreshments and entertainment at the fire station.
Crime Watch schedules meeting
The Hanover Township Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Hanover Township American Legion, Post 609, 320 Lee Park Ave. Guest speaker will be Wilkes-Barre Police Department Community Service Officer Phillip Myers.
All concerned residents are encouraged to attend and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Darlene Davis, president, at 570-819-0173.
set for Halloween
The borough’s trick-or-treat event will take place Oct. 31 from 4 to 9 p.m. with a parade at 5 p.m.
Line up will be at Oak and North Main streets.
For more information, call 570-542-2178.
Oktoberfest to benefit
Pittston Memorial Library will present an Oktoberfest at Susquehanna Brewing Company from 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 19.
A ticket provides food, drinks, entertainment, gift baskets and brewery tours.
Admission is $15 per person.
City seeks Junior Council members
Hazleton City Council implemented a Junior Council Advisory Member Program in 2011, and is seeking 10th, 11th and/or 12th grade students of the area high schools interested in becoming a junior advisory member of Hazleton City Council.
This position would afford students the opportunity to become acquainted with how local government works and provide input on issues currently facing the city government.
Students must serve one term coinciding with the 2013-2014 school year, attending twice-monthly, regularly scheduled council meetings. The students will be able to participate in business being conducted, but they will not be able to vote. Students will need to observe all council meeting rules and should dress appropriately.
The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. For more information, contact Lisa Shema at email@example.com or 570-459-4986, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., or visit www.hazletoncity.org.