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Three local church festivals next weekend

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St. Joseph Marello Parish


St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William Street, Pittston, will hold their Annual Bazaar at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Grounds on Friday, July 12, 6-11 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 5-11 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, 4-10 p.m.


The Bazaar will feature live entertainment nightly:

  • Friday: “Flaxy Morgan” from 7 to 11pm
  • Saturday: “Jeanne Zano Band” from 7 to 11 pm
  • Sunday: “Three Imaginary Boys” from 6 to 10 pm


Don’t miss your chance to win a raffle for cash prizes, or theme baskets. Drawings will take place on Sunday evening.


Ethnic foods will be offered, such as homemade tripe, porketta sandwiches, pasta fazul, homemade white or red pizza, and much more.


Games for the whole family will be offered with light-up novelties & bingo.


There is plenty of seating for everyone.


St. Seton Parish


The parish festival of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, will be held on July 11, 12 and 13. There will be games, prizes, and homemade food.


Nativity of Our Lord Parish


The annual festival of Nativity of our Lord Parish, Duryea, will be held on July 12, 13 and 14 on the grounds of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church on Stephenson Street.


There will be a flea market, cash raffle, baskets, kids games and all your favorite ethnic and picnic foods.


There will be a pre-picnic flea market on Thursday, July 11, with doors opening at 5 p.m. in the basement of Sacred Heart Church.


Germania Hose Company


The Germania Hose Company will hold their annual festival July 16 through 20 on the fire company grounds 430 Foote Avenue.


There will be a firefighter’s parade held at 7 p.m. on Foote Avenue Friday July 19, fireworks on Saturday, July 20, and rides for the kids.


St. Barbara’s Parish


St. Barbara’s Parish, Memorial and Erie Avenue, Exeter, will hold its Annual Bazaar on the parish grounds July 19, 20 and 21.


There will be ethnic and traditional foods, a flea market, bingo, children’s games and much more.


Entertainment Friday will be Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots. Saturday will be the Jeanne Zano Band, while Sunday will have DJ entertainment from Little Italy.


Queen of the Apostles


An all-you-can-eat pig roast will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 21 on the grounds of St. Mary’s School, 742 Spring St., Avoca.


The menu includes roasted pig, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, corn on the cob, desserts, soda and water.


There will also be children’s games, basket and cash raffles, and a bake sale. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 years of age and younger.


Please call 457-3412 for tickets.


St. Maria Goretti


St. Maria Goretti Church in Laflin is holding its annual summer festival from 5-10 p.m. July 26-28.


Live entertainment will be Groove Train (July 26), Hillbilly D’Lux (July 27) and Double Cross (July 28).


Activities include: Bake Sale, Kid Games, Bingo, Pony Rides, Water Wars and more.


Great homemade food includes: Porketta, Piggies in a Blanket, Clam Chowder, Haluski, Pierogies, Potato Pancakes, Sausage and Peppers, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Tenders and more.


Directions: From Rt 315 turn on to Laflin Road make turn across from Laflin Municipal Building Police Station


Sacred Heart of Jesus


The annual parish picnic at Sacred Heart of Jesus church, Dupont, will be held on Aug. 1, 2 and 3 on the parish grounds.


The picnic is noted for its enthnic food, especially potato pancakes, pierogies, piggies in the blanket, as well as traditional picnic foods.


There will be live entertainment nightly and various games.


Donations of non-perishable food items and paper products are being sought for the Food Basket Stand. Donations may be left on the rear porch of the rectory., Anyone wishing to donate a theme basket or items for a theme basket is asked to contact Ann Marie Paddock at 654-0897 or the rectory at 654-3713.


Pittston Tomato Festival


The 30th Annual Pittston Tomato Festival will be held Thursday, Aug. 15 to Aug. 18 on the festival grounds in downtown Pittston. There is live entertainment nightly.


Some 50,000 people traditionally attend the four-day event which features dozens of vendors serving a variety of ethnic foods.


There is a parade and pageant on Saturday.


The popular Tomato Fights are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 in the parking lot of Cooper’s on the Waterfront on Kennedy Boulevard .


NOTE: to include your bazaar, festival or picnic is this listing, email sd@psdispatch.com or call 570-602-0168.


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