WA Kiwanis Club planning Mardi Gras Party


First Posted: 1/27/2013

Members of the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club completed arrangements for their fith annual Mardi Gras Party to be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Gober’s Deco Lounge, Wyoming Avenue and Schooley Street, Exeter.

Returning will be entertainment by CNR and a Cajun buffet. Beer and soft drinks are included in the $20 cost. Basket Raffles and games will be held and prizes awarded throughout the night. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Kiwanis Club or at Gober’s Deco Lounge. Tickets will be limited to 100 people and will besurely sell out.

Kiwanis Secretary Tiffany Calliao stated the funds raised will be used to continue the Kiwanis programs of service to children in the community and support the costs of our Youth leadership programs; Key Club, builders Club and KKids.

Exeter high 50+ reunion

Plans are underway to hold a combined class reunion for all graduates of Exeter High School that have been out of school for 50 years or longer. Representatives of all classes graduating 50 years or more (1963 or earlier) are asked to attend the inaugural meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Avenue Diner.

Cosmopolitan Seniors

The Cosmopolitan Seniors next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in St. Anthony Center, Exeter. The club is open to all adults age 50 and over, regardless of religious affiliation and residence. Prospective members are invited to attend a meeting and enjoy a friendly social afternoon with your peers.

Travel coordinator Johanna is accepting reservations for a trip to Sands Casino on Thursday, Feb. 14 with pickups in Exeter and Pittston. Non-members are welcome. Details can be obtained from Johanna at 655-2720.

Snow emergency

The Exeter Borough Police Department reminds residents that in the event of a snow emergency, all residents have 30 minutes to remove vehicles on both sides of Wyoming Avenue. In the event vehicles are not removed, they will be cited, along with being towed at the owner’s expense as per ordinance. All residents shall be aware that, once a significant amount of snow is forecasted, this procedure will be placed in effect.

The Exeter Borough Police Department reminds businesses and residents that all sidewalks are to be cleared within 24 hours after the completion of a snowstorm. Failure to comply will result in the issuance of a citation, punishable by a fine at the district magistrate

WA Scholarship Program

Wyoming Area High School announces the addition of seven new scholarships to its website this year. In the past four years, 23 new scholarships have been added to the already generous list. Through the generosity of families memorializing their loved ones, businesses, civic groups and individuals these new scholarships are available.

Seniors and their parents are urged to visit the scholarship website by logging onto wyomingarea.org and clicking on Guidance Department Scholarships to view all the scholarships available. Other important information regarding how to apply, to view the application which may be used for all the scholarships found on this website, requirements for each scholarship and other important information is contained on this web site.

The deadline for handing in completed applications to Mrs. Rabel in the guidance office is Wednesday, Feb.13. The Scholarship Celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 in the high school cafeteria. Invitations will be issued in late April.

Lenten food sale

The Exeter Borough Hose Co #1, 1450 Susquehanna Ave., will sell potato pancakes, pierogies and haluski at 4 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb.13 and every Friday during Lent. Good Friday sales will begin at noon. To place an order, call 602-039

WA Night at the Races

The Wyoming Area High School Class of 2013 Night at the Races is Saturday, Feb. 16 at St. Barbara’s Center. Parent volunteers are needed. Information on selling horses, gift basket donations and food donations was sent home this week with each senior. For more information, call Mary at 885-2472 or Gina at 332-7817. The next meeting of the committee will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 in Room 164.

Little League sign ups

The Exeter Lions Little League will hold signups for the 2013 season on the following dates: Saturday, Feb.2 – noon to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9 – noon to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23 – noon to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24 – noon to 2:30 p.m. All registrations will be held at the Scout Home on Lincoln Street behind the Exeter Borough Building. Each player needs a copy of his or her birth certificate and three proofs of current residency. Registration fees are as follows: Little League Baseball & Softball – $50 per player ($20 each additional player in family) plus $50 for lottery ticket fundraiser; Jr & Sr League Baseball – $100 per player plus $50 for lottery ticket fundraiser. For more information, email Jaime Hizynski at jaimehizynski@gmail.com

St. Barbara’s Mardi Gras

St. Barbara’s Parish is having a Mardi Gras Celebration from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the parish center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. A dinner buffet catered by Marianacci’s restaurant will be served. Dinner also includes coffee, soda and homemade desserts. This is a BYOB event and no one under 21 years of age will be admitted. DJ Mike Arcarese will provide music. Cost is $25 per person. Tables can be reserved for groups of 8 or 10. Call Loretta at 654-0936 or Barbara at 654-8670 to reserve a table. Tickets are sold after all weekend masses at both churches or at St. Barbara’s rectory. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Feb. 4.

Recycling, refuse reminder

Exeter residents may pick up a 2013 recycling calendar at the following businesses along Wyoming Avenue: Turkey Hill, Uni Mart, Sabatini’s Pizza, Modern Market and Donut Connection. The calendar can also be picked up any time in the white mailbox to the right of the front door at the Exeter Borough Building, 1101 Wyoming Ave.

Recycling must be placed curbside for pick up on Mondays.

All refuse is to be placed in garbage bags and put in a garbage can and placed curbside by 6 a.m. on Wednesdays. Loose garbage in garbage cans will not be taken.

Exeter Borough 2013 refuse stickers are now on sale at the borough building, 1101 Wyoming Ave. The price is $150 and $110 for senior citizens until Feb. 28.

From March 1 to 31, the price will be $180 and $130 for senior citizens. Starting in April, stickers will be in the penalty phase and will cost $250 for everyone. For more information, call Lynda at 654-3001, ext 2 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The borough office is open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Payment can also be made by mail. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check or money order to Refuse, 1101 Wyoming Ave, Exeter. Pa 18643. Make checks or money orders payable to Exeter Borough.

Vera Bradley Bingo

The JFK Elementary School in the Wyoming Area School District is holding Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 ( doors open at 1 p.m.) in the Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door but seating is limited. To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Ave., Exeter PA 18643, Attn.: Bingo. Include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, call 362-1680.

St Barbara’s Parish

The feast of St. Blaise is Sunday, Feb. 3. Blessing of throats will be conducted after all Masses. Anyone needing individual financial statement for tax purposes should call the rectory at 654-2103.

Masses will be scheduled three months at a time and are scheduled on a first-come/first-served basis. Also, Mass intentions may be changed based on the availability of a priest or if there are any unforeseen changes in the daily Mass schedule. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Couples celebrating their 25th or 50th year of marriage are invited to participate in the Diocese of Scranton’s Wedding Anniversary Celebration scheduled for June 16. Eligible couples should call the rectory by Feb.8. The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, will celebrate the 2:30 p.m. Mass on June 16 in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, where couples will renew their vows.

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