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Junior Football/Cheer

Abington Junior Comets’ football and cheer registration will be held Wednesday, April 11, 6-8 p.m. in the Abington Heights High School cafeteria, and on Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to noon in the Team Room of the Abington Heights High School Field House. New this year: a registration discount for i-team only football and cheer.

Church Dinner

Waverly United Methodist Church will host a free country chicken and biscuit dinner beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 13. Although there is no cost to attend, all donations from the evening will be used to support the Waverly Community Garden. The Garden is a project which benefits local food banks and shelters by providing free, freshly-harvested produce for distribution or use in meal preparation.

The menu for the evening includes chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, peas, beverage and dessert. No takeout orders will be available.

Yard Sale

Abington Christian Academy will hold a multi-family yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church, 413 Layton Road in South Abington Township. On sale will be educational materials, school furniture, books, items from foreclosed homes, Christian and home-school curricula and clothing for all ages. Proceeds from the sale will be used to offset operational costs for the school. Call 570-586-5270.

Ladies Tea

South Abington Elementary will hold its sixth annual ladies tea, raffle and silent auction on Sunday, April 15, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Glen Oak Country Club.

Financial Peace

“How to get a grip on your finances will be the focus of eight weeks of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace teachings at Clarks Green Assembly of God on Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. starting Monday April 16. More information is available at, by calling 570-586-8286, or stop by the office at 204 S. Abington Road in Clarks Green.

State Rep. Outreach

A staffer from state Rep. Marty Flynn’s office will provide outreach assistance on Wednesday, April 18, 9 a.m. to noon in the South Abington Township Building, second-floor meeting room, 104 Shady Lane Road, Chinchilla.

Flynn’s staff can help with property tax/rent rebate program applications, PennDOT paperwork, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage, unclaimed property searches and any other state-related matter.

Fundraising Dinner

The Dalton Ladies Auxiliary will hold a fundraising dinner Thursday, April 19, 3-8 p.m., at the Glenburn Grill & Bakery, 1144 Lackawanna Trail in Clarks Summit. Proceeds will benefit the Dalton Fire Co.

Opiod ‘Dialog’

The third part of the Open the Dialog series, “Journey Into Recovery: Let’s Be Open,” will be held Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 304 S. State St. in Clarks Summit. It is dedicated to opening the dialogue concerning the drug epidemic.

This forum will feature Gary Davis from the Families Helping Families Program; Sharon Porey, a family counselor, Michael Archangeletti, clinical director; Martin Russo from the Wright Center; Katie Gross and Evan Glass. Register at or on Facebook at Gathering Place Clarks Summit. No admission fee. Students 12 and older welcome.

Book and Bake Sale

The Dalton Community Library will hold its Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from a selection of adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, plus an unusual selection of magazines, paperbacks, recordings and some surprise items. We also have some of the area’s best baked goods for sale. Call 570-563-2014 for more information.

Hunger Walk

On Sunday, April 22, Abington residents will join communities across the United States to help end hunger one step at a time, both around the corner and around the globe with the the Abington Area CROP Walk. Event sponsors include Abington Ecumenical Ministerium, Allied Services, Abington Rotary, Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, Eckel Farms, Scranton Label and Gerrity’s Supermarket. Courtesy of the Countryside Conservancy, the walk will take place on the Trolley Trail, beginning at Dalton United Methodist Church, 125 S. Turnpike Road in Dalton. Walk-day registration begins at 1 p.m. Pre-registered walkers and teams should check in at 1:30. The walk begins at 2 p.m. Pre-register your team, family or individual walkers at or email Walkers are welcome to participate in the full, six-mile walk, from end to end on the Trolley Trail and back or for the half, three-mile walk, halfway up the Trolley Trail and back. Individuals unable to walk along the Trolley Trail are still welcome to register, donate and join the festivities.

Honor Societys

• Hannah Gaul of Clarks Summit was among the 77 University of Scranton students inducted into Omega Beta Sigma, the women’s business honor society. Induction is open to students who major or minor in business, have at least sophomore academic standing and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

• Gabriella Puteri of Scott Township was among 31 University of Scranton students inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing. For induction into the honor society, students must have completed one half of the nursing curriculum, demonstrated ability in nursing, have a grade point average of 3.0 and rank in the upper one-third of the class.

Seeking Golf League Members

Two senior golfers needed to complete a 36 man golf league. The league plays every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Summit Hills Golf Course. League starts May 1. Call 570-702-3132 for more information.

Garden Help Sought

Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the Waverly Community Garden should sign up on the Garden’s Facebook page: