DALTON: The 35th annual family reunion of the family of the late Michael and Helen Sakelaridos, Wilkes-Barre, was held on July 27 at the home of James Saks and Terri Sherman, Dalton. In attendance were more than 34 of their descendants comprising four generations. Heading the organization for this year’s event were Sharon Bartos, Terri Sherman and Gene Pappas. Guests enjoyed swimming and fishing at the pond on the property. The sun-filled day was spent eating many traditional Greek dishes and American picnic favorites and sharing family updates and memories.
In attendance were two of Helen and Michael’s seven children, Sophie Pappas and Joseph Sakelaridos. Their other children, daughters Marie Politis, Irene Rowe and Betsy Lion and sons James Saks and Michael Sakelarides are deceased. Tayllor Capps, Florida, traveled the furthest to attend. The youngest in attendance was Lila Pagniucci, 1, the great-granddaughter of Sophie Pappas, who was the oldest in attendance.
Next year’s reunion will be held on a date still to be decided.
KINGSTON: The Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., is hosting a free workshop by Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, NEPA Career and College Counseling Association, for high school students, college students and their parents from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday. The workshop entitled, “Standardized Testing-Standardized College Testing: Information and Preparation,” will address all of the options for standardized college admissions testing and provide tips for successful preparation. Registration is required. Contact the library at 570-287-2013.
SWOYERSVILLE: The Swoyersville American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a meet and greet from 2-4 p.m. today in the main reception hall of the Swoyersville American Legion Post 644, Shoemaker Street. There will be refreshments, snacks and socializing. Participants should bring a snack to share.