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KINGSTON: Clem-Mar Inc. and Choices alumni are sponsoring the 9th annual Teddy Bear Ball from 7:30-11:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Nesbitt Medical Arts Building, 534 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.

The event is held to raise money to purchase teddy bears for Edwardsville Fire and Rescue, Kirby House, McKinney Clinic, Victim Resource Center, Kingston Fire and Rescue and Women and Children's Center at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. The bears are given to children who have faced or will face traumatic situations.

The cost of admission is $5 per person or $2.50 with a new teddy bear or stuffed animal. Food and drinks will be served. Sports memorabilia from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh teams and other prizes will be raffled.

MOUNTAIN TOP: The Mountain Post American Legion Auxiliary Unit 781 will hold an awards ceremony for the Americanism Essay Contest at 7 p.m. on Friday in the legion hall.

The theme of the contest is, If you were president, what five things would you do to change the country for the better? Fifth- and sixth-grade students from Fairview Elementary School, Rice Elementary School and St. Jude School were eligible to participate. Awards will be distributed to the students receiving first place, second place and an honorable mention.

Refreshments will be served. Handicapped parking is available in the rear of the legion. For more information, call Casey Eigenbrod at 885-2519.

WILKES-BARRE: Polish National Alliance District VII Northeastern Pennsylvania will hold its annual spelling bee during the month of February at a time and place to be announced.

All local lodges are asked to check memberships for eighth-grade students who are eligible to participate in the spelling bee.

The local winner will receive a trip for two, contestant and parent, to Chicago, Ill., to take place in the National Bee.

Contact Michael Matiko, commissioner, at 457-4209, with names of students.

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