St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pittston recently offered a class on “Cooking for Crowds.” The objectives of the class were to provide reasons why food safety is important; show practical ways to purchase, prepare, and serve foods safely; and the sharing of the program’s information to others. Nicole McGeehan, associate educator on food safety, quality and health from Penn State Extension presented the class. Seated are program attendees Patrice Bantell, Mary Ann Speece, Nicole McGeehan, Don Waxmonsky, Virginia Linskey and Linda Weathers. Second row: Paul Gerosky, Janet Palladero, Bill Sodnick, Paula Connors, Joey Jones, Marty Simko, Shirleen Jones, Sylvia Waxmonsky, Cathy Talerico, Becky Zambetti and Theresa Hannon. Third row: Dennis Palladero and Matt Owazany. Absent from photo: Winnie Searfoss.