Published: October 24, 2013
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Student Ambassador Program
LACKAWANNA COUNTY — State Sen. John Blake today encourages dedicated high school seniors to apply to become student ambassadors.
Blake’s Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for one senior from each of the 17 high schools in the 22nd Senatorial District to learn about citizenship, public service and state lawmaking.
“This program offers a unique opportunity for students who may have an interest in public service and who want to make a positive difference in their communities,” Blake said. “I am looking forward to engaging serious young women and men who are interested in the hard work of government and in offering them an insider’s view of the lawmaking process.”
Students from Holy Cross, Old Forge, Pittston Area, Riverside, Scranton Prep, and West Scranton are eligible to apply for Blake’s Student Ambassador Program.
Applications for the program are available in each school’s guidance office.
Between December and May, student ambassadors will participate in a schedule of events and presentations with the senator and his staff — including time at the State Capitol — and all will compete for college scholarship assistance through the completion of a critical thinking project and presentation.
For more information, contact 570-207-2881 or review information posted online at www.senatorblake.com.
TAYLOR — The United Churches of Taylor will host a bake sale to benefit the Triboro Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 130 Union St. There will also be soup available for donation only at the time of the sale for takeout and a free gift for everyone attending the sale.
For more information call 570-589-1641.
LACKAWANNA COUNTY — The Lackawanna River Corridor Association (LRCA) will host a pasta night at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. The venue for this fundraiser is the Irish Cultural Society Building located on the corner of Wintermantle and Beech Street. Cost is $20. Space is limited.
Call 570-347-6311 to reserve a chair by Tuesday, Oct. 30.
OLD FORGE — St. Michael’s, corner of Church and Winter streets, will host a pierogie sale from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Cost is $6 a dozen. Place orders by Friday, Nov. 1 by calling 570-457-9280 or 570-457-2875.
OLD FORGE — The Old Forge Neighborhood Watch will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the senior center located in the rear entrance of the Old Forge Borough Building. Captain Robert Maguire of the Lackawanna County Gang Task Force will be guest speaker.
Fundraising will also be discussed.
For more information, email OldForgeWatch@gmail.com, or visit www.facebook.com/OldForgeCrimewatchAssociation.
TAYLOR — The Taylor Community Library is selling pumpkin rolls. The cost is $15 and will be made in time for Thanksgiving.
To place an order or for more information call 570-562-1234.