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October 25. 2013 4:03PM
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DALLAS: The Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library and Leggio’s Italian Restaurant, 64 E. Center Hill Road, are hosting a fundraising event to support the library from 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 6 at the restaurant.

A percentage of the total sales (bar not included) made during these hours will be donated to the library. Sales include eat in, take out and gift certificates purchased. There will also be a display at the front of the restaurant where participants can enter to win a Leggio’s gift card.

DURYEA: The October meeting of the Frances Dorrance Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Duryea Municipal Building, 315 Main Street.

The moderator will be John Dziak, who was born, raised and lives in Pittston. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, which led to a 35-year career in the hospital and retail pharmaceutical profession. He also worked an additional 10 years in computer-related activities. He is now retired and is devoting his time to his love of history. He is particularly interested in World War I, genealogy, mining and all aspects of local history.

TRUCKSVILLE: The Back Mountain Food Pantry is seeking help for the holidays. Demand is up substantially this year and help from the public is needed. It is expected that 200 Thanksgiving food orders will be distributed to registered clients on Nov. 26. Supplies need to be gathered by Nov. 15.

Participants should call 696-2917 to schedule food drives and delivery dates so that volunteers can be on hand to receive, sort and organize the food. All food items should carry current dates. Monetary donations for the pantry holiday projects should be sent to Back Mountain Food Pantry, c/o Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill Road, Trucksville, PA 18708. Checks should be made payable to the Back Mountain Food Pantry.

Smaller amounts of donated food from individuals may be dropped off at Cook’s Pharmacy, Route 309, Shavertown; Hilbert’s Tractor Store, Route 415, Dallas; and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, off Route 118, Dallas, during regular hours of operation.

Suggested food items are cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, boxed dried potato mix, canned sweet potatoes, canned gravy, canned fruits and vegetables, rice, pasta, canned evaporated milk, hot chocolate mix, canned hams, peanut butter, jelly, Jell-0, pudding mix, cake mixes, canned frosting and soup.

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