Craft Fair & Home Showcase Set for October 20th at Holy Cross

Holy Cross craft

The Holy Cross High School Parent Club Craft Fair & Home Showcase will be held on Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 501 East Drinker St., Dunmore.

The event features over 95 vendors selling candles, soaps, candies, ceramics, pottery, home decor, jewelry and much more. There will be a basket raffle, door prizes and homemade food available.

Admission is $3; $2 for seniors and students; 12 and under free. For information call 570-614-3727.

Shown from left are: Caitlyn Roever, Benjamin Tolerico, principal, Holy Cross High School, Nathan McAndrew and William Hanna.

Dennis Crafferty Memorial “Havana Nights” Auction Set for November 1st

Havana Nights auctionSaint Joseph’s Center Auxiliary Dennis Crafferty Memorial “Havana Nights” auction will take place on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Fiorelli’s in Peckville. Classic Cuban attire may include guayabera style shirts for men and 1950’s high fashion for women.

Tickets are $125 each and include a surf and turf dinner, open bar and many great gifts to bid on.

For information or to purchase tickets, call 570-963-1290.

Shown in the first row, from left:  Marlene Graham, Dr. Marla Farrell, Michelle Gerrity Druther, Suzanne Fletcher. Second Row: Dr. Mary Lynn O’Bell, Lisa Malos, Lynn Gavin, Jan Needham, Danelle Hogan, Annette Rose, Mary Lou Grogan, Cindy Hoban, Theresa Gilhooley, Denise Christman and Marianne Stoko.

7th Annual Dunmore Summer Festival Kicks off August 15th


Members of the Sherwood Youth Association invite the community to attend the 7th  annual Dunmore Summer Festival. It runs August 15 16 and 17 from 5 to 11 p.m. each evening.

By Emily Fedor 

Get ready for some great food, a whole lot of fun and (fingers crossed) some beautiful weather. The Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park is set for next Thursday August 15 through Saturday August 17. It will run from 5 to 11 p.m. each evening.

2019 marks the seventh year for the popular summer event, hosted by members of the Sherwood Youth Association.

“We have been working diligently for months to make this year’s event a success, just like it has been in years past,” said Sherwood Youth Association President Matt Fedor.

Many people come out to summer festivals such as this one for one of two reasons. The first is to score some delicious food.

This year’s menu is jam packed with tons of delicious options including porketta, halushki, sausage and peppers, clams, wing bites and, last but not least, potato pancakes – the best seller by a mile.

And when you’re ready to grab some dessert, there will be a freshly fried pizza frita smothered in sugar ready with your name on it.

The second main reason folks flock to the summer festival at Sherwood Park is to enjoy some quality entertainment.

Cheerleaders from Holy Cross High School will kick things off Thursday night.

On Friday, the Wanna Bees are set to perform. Cheerleaders and marching units from Dunmore High School will also be on hand, and Mariana Leo is expected to make one of her first public appearances as the 2019-2020 Miss Buck.

Gymnasts from the United Sports Academy and the Ron Morgan Band will close out the festival Saturday night.

And with everything on tap from face painting to bounce houses — there will be plenty of fun in store for the kiddos.

As always, any money brought in from the annual event will go towards maintaining and up-keeping the park.

“The Sherwood Youth Association appreciates the continued support from the community,” said Fedor.  “It helps us to further improve our grounds and facilities and, most importantly, help keep the children playing.”