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Ethnic festival benefits Habitat for Humanity program

Representatives of local ethnic groups from Wyoming Valley recently held a festival at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. Local groups showcased their ethnic heritage and displayed crafts and provided ethnic foods in an effort to help celebrate, communicate, promote and preserve the large and highly diversified population in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Profits from this first annual Ethnic Festival were presented to Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. Ethnic Festival Committee members at the check presentation, from left, are: the Rev. Pat Sullivan, C.S.C., King’s College; Theresa Kluchinski, president, Ladies PA Slovak Catholic Union; Bill Behm, executive director of Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity; Charlotte L. Androckitis, executive director of Polish Union of North America; Morag Michael, Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Committee; Karen Natishan, second vice president of wealth management, Smith Barney; and Dr. Lisa Marie McCauley, vice president for business affairs at King’s College.

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