Family Fall Festival to benefit Arc of NEPA set for this month

The 18th annual Family Fall Festival at Waldorf Park, East Mountain will be held on Sunday, Sept.11, at 3 p.m.

Activities, include raffle baskets, homemade goodies, children’s games, and more. A donation of $30 for adults ($25 in advance) and $5 for children 4-12 yrs. (under 3 are free) entitles guests to a buffet served from 3 to 6 p.m. and grilled sandwiches from 6 to 7 p.m., plus live music by East Coast Trio and The Wanabees.

Each child will receive 5 free tickets to play games in Kiddie Korner. Proceeds benefit The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania Recreation Department. For information call The Arc at 570-207-0825. The Waldorf Park GAF is a proud sponsor of this event.

Shown from left are: Linda Aebli, Waldorf Park GAF Event Planner; Eileen Rempe, Arc Director of PR/Development; Mari Pizur, Arc Recreation Services Manager; Holly Scripp, Arc Recreation Services Assistant, and Paul Brady, President of Waldorf Park GAF.

Annual cemetery tour to set to return in October

The Dearly Departed Players will return to a walking tour this year for the annual tour at Dunmore Cemetery to be held on Sundays Oct. 2 and 9. Tours will start promptly at 2 p.m. and run about 90 minutes. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Admission is free. For information, call 570-344-3819.

The Dearly Departed Players will be in the cemetery with a new round of people from the past, including both serious and humorous moments planned.  

For the past two years, the COVID pandemic forced the Players to refashion the tour so attendees could drive through the cemetery, so there is excitement about returning to the original walking format.

In addition to the tour, there will be a premiere of Luz Cabrales and Scranton Films award-winning Dunmore Cemetery Tour documentary on Friday, Sept. 30, at St. Lucy’s Parish Hall in Scranton.  There will be some nice activities going on from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a showing of the documentary at 7 o’clock.  Admission for that is $5 and refreshments will be served.

Constitution Day Talk at Marywood University

In recognition of Constitution Day, and with the support of the Dean’s Fund for the Humanities, Marywood University’s Social Sciences Department is hosting Dr. Pippa Holloway from the University of Richmond on Thursday, Sept. 15.  Dr. Holloway will present a talk on the history and the evolving story of felon disenfranchisement in the United States and its larger connections to voting rights.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., in the Upper Nazareth Dining Room, Nazareth Student Center. In addition to Dr. Holloway’s talk, materials will be available to register to vote and receive information about voting in the upcoming Pennsylvania elections in November.

Dr. Holloway is the Douglas Southall Freeman Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Richmond and the author of Living in Infamy: Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Sexuality, Politics, and Social Control in Virginia, 1920–1945 (UNC Press, 2006).

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 brave men on Sept. 17, 1787. For additional information on Constitution Day at Marywood University, contact Adam Shprintzen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the social sciences department at Marywood University, at shprintzen@marywood.edu, or call Marywood’s social sciences department at (570) 348-6288.