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The Polish American Congress of Northeastern Pennsylvania will hold its 37th annual Wigilia, the traditional Polish Christmas Eve supper, at 1 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Touch of Class at the Palace, George Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The evening will begin with the blessing of the Christmas wafer (Oplatki) and the lighting of the advent wreath, followed by an 11-course dinner. There will be a short program followed by the singing of traditional Polish Kolendy and American Christmas carols. The public is invited. Tickets are $25 for non-members and $23 for members. Reservations can be made by calling Bernadine Regis at 693-2293 by Sunday. No reservations will be accepted without payment. A raffle will also be held to benefit the local scholarship fund and the PAC Charitable Foundation, which provides medical supplies to children's hospitals in Poland. Members of the planning committee, from left, first row, are Bernadine Regis; Bernard Dymond, former commissioner of the Polish National Alliance and president of the local chapter; Ted Harowicz; and Bernadine Babetski. Second row: Felicia Perlik, Patricia Sulkowski and Carol Matiko.

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