Local veterans’ organizations will conduct Memorial Day services throughout Luzerne County on May 27 and 28. - Times Leader file photo
THIS WEEK: May 25 through 31
West Pittston American Legion, will replace all the American flags on veterans’ gravesites at the West Pittston Cemetery, Susquehanna Ave., at 10:30 a.m. May 26. On May 28, the 1st Lieutenant Jeff Deprimo Flag Brigade will march in the Exeter-West Pittston Parade with lineup starting at the Linden Street Cemetery. Info: Ron Gitkos, 570-654-2261.
Mountain American Legion Post 781, Memorial Day ceremonies will be held on May 27. Participating organizations will be American Legion Mountain Post 781, Dorrance Post 288, Ashley Post 673 and Slocum VFW Post 7918. Members of Post 781 are asked to meet at the post home at 10 a.m. Schedule: 10:30 a.m., VFW Post 7918 Memorial, Slocum Township; 11 a.m., St. Matins in the Field Church (Stone Church); 11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dorrance Township; Noon, Emmanuel Church, end of Aberdeen Road; 12:30 p.m., Albert Cemetery, Church Road; 1 p.m., Mountain Post 781 Memorial. Refreshments will be served after the ceremonies at the post home.
Ensorcellment, a Sunday at the Circle celebration of performing arts, with authors David Corrado, Gerry Stankiewicz and Robert Anderson reading excerpts from their graphic novels, 3 p.m. May 27, Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts, South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. Suggested donation $5. Info, 570-288-1020.
Memorial Day Service, 11 a.m. May 28 at Shawnee Cemetery, sponsored by American Legion Plymouth. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Legion Hall, 33 Center Ave., Plymouth. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Fire at the Furnace Week, May 28 to June 2, includes 20 exhibits featuring the work of 300 artists, narrated and theatrical iron pours, First Friday exhibits and blacksmithing demonstrations, a Ferrous Flyer train excursion from Scranton to the Poconos, and a public wedding of cast iron artists at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton. More info, see www.icccia.com or facebook.com/8icccia.
Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672, will holds its annual Memorial Day Program beginning at 11 a.m. May 28 at the Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas Memorial Highway. The program will consist of the Dallas High School Band playing patriotic songs and the Dallas American Legion ritual of honoring the dead, placing of the memorial wreath, and saluting deceased veterans. For information, call 1st Vice Commander John M. Emil Sr., at 570-762-3184 or the post home at 570-675-6542.
American Legion Post 971, will meet at 1 p.m. May 28 the Glen Lyon American Legion Post 539, 62 Newport St., Glen Lyon. Memorial Day services for the post will begin at 9 a.m. May 28 at the Wanamie Firehouse, 2 Center St., Wanamie. Services will be conducted as in prior years.
Hudson V.F.W., LANI Post 6325, will hold its annual Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. May 28 at the post home, 35-37 Cleveland Street, Hudson. Posted officers and interested regular members are asked to be present at 10 a.m. Prior to the official services, community residents are invited to attend a ceremony honoring deceased and living veterans.
Volunteers in Medicine’s 10th annual Music, Medicine and Moving Into The Future Gala, a fund-raiser to benefit the full-time, full-service medical and dental clinic. With a theme “Out of this Galaxy,” the fund-raiser will begin 6 p.m. June 15 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Entertainment includes a live, 30-minute performance by Lady Gaga tribute artist Renee Nicole Gray and dancing to the futuristic sounds of 570 Events. Tickets are $150 and may be purchased through vimwb.org.
35th Annual Bernie’s Memorial 3 Mile Walk/Run, to benefit the Greater Carbondale, Greater Pittston, Greater Scranton, Wayne County and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs. Start time 8:30 a.m. July 4, River Street, Wilkes-Barre, run through South Wilkes-Barre and finish at Public Square. To register, visit runsignup.com/berniesrun. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, email Lauranel Banks, Wellness Director and Race Coordinator, at [email protected]
Local veterans’ organizations will conduct Memorial Day services throughout Luzerne County on May 27 and 28.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_memday_Jimmy.jpgLocal veterans’ organizations will conduct Memorial Day services throughout Luzerne County on May 27 and 28. Times Leader file photo
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