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EDWARDSVILLE: Coughlin High School Class of 1949 will hold a spring luncheon meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Costello’s, Gateway Shopping Center. All classmates, spouses and friends are invited. For reservations and more information, call Betsy Rodack at 823-2750.


PLYMOUTH: Friends of the Plymouth Historical Society are holding a spring food sale. Items available are pasties, $5.50 each; chicken pot pie, $5.50 each; pizza (12 cuts per box, square), $7.50 each. Order deadline is noon on Wednesday. To order, sign up in the Dan Flood Community Room; call 825-7257 or 779-1850; or contact any Plymouth Historical Society board member. Orders can be picked up from 3-6 p.m. on March 22 at the Dan Flood Community Room, Main Street.


TUNKHANNOCK: The Tunkhannock Lions Club is awarding its annual scholarships to two Tunkhannock Area High School seniors. Applications are available from the guidance counselor. Completed applications must be returned to the guidance counselor by April 26. Scholarships will be presented at a future Lions Club meeting.


WYOMING VALLEY: United Way recently announced a third round of grants to area food banks to help restock their pantry shelves. The support was made possible thanks to the generosity of 14 local companies that participated in United Way’s Annual Christmas in July Food Drive Competition.


A total of $8,000 was distributed to the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry, Back Mountain Food Pantry, Dupont Borough Food Pantry, Greater Pittston Food Pantry, Mountain Top Food Pantry, Nanticoke Food Pantry, St. Peter and Paul’s Food Pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.


These funds are in addition to donations totaling slightly over $12,000 made immediately following the food drive to the Weinberg Food Bank, the largest regional food bank in the area. More recently, the pantries at Domestic Violence Service Center, Jewish Family Service, United Rehabilitation Services and Volunteers of America were also provided with support totaling $14,000.


Sallie Mae and its employees were the drive’s largest supporters with food and monetary donations equating to more than 27,876 pounds of food. GUARD Insurance Group placed a close second at 25,302 pounds, and in third place, Trion Industries collected 9,490 pounds.


New organizations looking to take part in this year’s drive are encouraged to contact the United Way at 829-6711, ext. 237 or johnwi@unitedwaywb.org.


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