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Holy Rosary ‘Toyland Bingo’ Friday at Germania

Pearl Harbor Day salute Wednesday at VFW Post

Holy Rosary School will have their annual Toyland Bingo Friday, Dec. 9 at Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave.

The doors open at 5 p.m., and the bingo begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door.

Toyland Bingo is played just like regular bingo except your prize will be a new toy or game. Prizes include a flat screen television, an iPod touch, a Kindle, and more.

This is a fun night for the whole family.

Holy Rosary extends a special thank you to the Germania Hose Company for donating the use of their hall for the event while Holy Rosary School continues to be repaired due to recent flooding.

Cards for Vets

The ladies of Crossin Towers are having a Christmas card drive for the veterans at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.

Please keep reading the Duryea News for details as they become available.

Smoke Detectors

Via WNEP-TV’s Operation Save a Life program, the Excelsior Hose Co. has smoke detectors available for free to Duryea residents.

The detectors will be available on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact the hose company at 457-2233 or www.excelsiorladder96.com.

Post Office Drive

In order to keep the U.S. Post Office operating in Duryea, the Duryea V.F.W. Post 1227, which owns the building, needs to do major repairs at the facility.

The roof has been replaced, and they have begun replacing and painting the ceiling tiles.

To help offset the cost of these repairs, the community can send donations to the Duryea Veterans Home Association Building Fund #2 c/o of Penn Security Bank, Main Street, Duryea, PA 18642.

Sanitary Authority

The Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority (LLVSA) business office will reopen Monday, Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. at the Coxton Road location.

For more information, please call 655-1665.

Pearl Harbor Day

The members of the American Legion Brennan Regan Post 585 and V.F.W. Post 1227 will have a Pearl Harbor Day military salute Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at the V.F.W. post home, 492 Stephenson St.

The public is invited to join them as they honor all of the service members who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms Americans enjoy today.

Budget Meeting

Duryea Borough Council will have a budget meeting Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St.

The 2012 budget will be read at this time. The public is invited to attend.

Children’s Party

American Legion Post 585 will have their annual children’s Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the post home, 329 Main St.

Members are encouraged to sign up their children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, who are 10 years old and younger, to attend.

Legion members are reminded that moking will not be allowed during this party.

Christmas Social

Duryea Crime Watch will sponsor the Duryea Community Christmas Social Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Hall, 529 Stephenson St. All are invited to come and enjoy the food, music, crafts, and prizes. There will also be a visit from Santa, and the evening will be topped off with a Christmas caroling hay ride.

The Duryea Crime Watch will have an organizational meeting to finalize the Christmas party plans Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main St.

Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 585 will meet Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the post home, 329 Main St.

All members are encouraged to attend.

Dues for the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 585 are still being accepted for 2012. Anyone who has not paid their dues or updated their information is asked to do so as soon as possible.

Also any female, adult or child, who is interested in becoming a member of the auxiliary, is welcome and encouraged to inquire about the application process.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a relative of a veteran, living or deceased.

For more information, please call the post at 457-4242 or stop by the post home.

Christmas Party

The Duryea Lions Club will have their annual children’s Christmas party Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave.

The Lions have lots of exciting activities planned for the children this year including four chances to win a new bicycle. In addition to receiving a stocking filled with a variety of treats, each child will also enjoy a dinner of pizza, hot dogs, snacks, and soft drinks.

The Lions will also have a DJ spinning all of your favorite Christmas tunes throughout the evening.

Flood Relief

“Help for Duryea Flood Victims” relief program is still accepting donations for flood victims. The volunteers organizing this effort encourage not only Duryea residents but also any person who has been impacted by the flood to come to the collection site at the former Zambor’s building, 177 Foote Ave., to gather items to assist them as they rebuild their lives. Currently, the volunteers have numerous pieces of bedroom and living room furniture available, and they are seeking small kitchen appliances. If you would like to help or to schedule a pick-up time, please call Rose at 259-8629.

Feed the Needy

American Legion Post 585 is conducting their annual Feed the Needy Christmas Basket program. Non-perishable food items can be brought to the post home, 329 Main St. Members are in need of extra donations due to the economy and flood disasters.

Until Next Time

That’s about it for this week! If you would like something to appear in next Sunday’s edition of the Duryea News, please e-mail or call me with your information by Thursday at noon. You can e-mail me at duryeahappenings@verizon.net or call me at 457-3351. Be sure to include your name and phone number with any correspondence.

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