Cupid’s Chase Coming To Kirby Park
Cupid’s Chase, a certified 5K walk run, will be held at Kirby Park, 160 Market St., Wilkes-Barre, on Saturday, Feb. 9. Registration is at 8 a.m. Race begins at 10. The event is held each year by Community Options Inc. to raise awareness and funding for the individuals they care for. Community Options Inc., is a nationally based nonprofit 501(c)(3) certified) organization incorporated in 1989 with local operations based in Drums. Community Options provides housing and employment opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities. All money received from Cupid’s Chase goes directly to the individuals to use as they wish, for items that they want in their homes, or for places and events that they hope to attend such as for admissions to aquariums, amusement parks, zoos, Broadway shows, and for YMCA memberships etc. The George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531 contributed $200 to support the effort. Each month, Lodge 531 features presentations to educate and entertain regarding Freemasonry, with some open to the public. It also welcomes new members and works to help others take further steps in Freemasonry. Lodge 531 continues to serve the public through charitable donations and fund-raising events each year. First row: Jorge Ortiz. Second row, from left, are Community Options representatives, Neil Dwyer, Marylyn Craig, Jacob Sirkot, Shawn Richvalsky, Hannah Bottoms and Ralph Blackwell. Third row: Bro. Lynn Sheehan Sr., PM; Bro. C. Randall Huff, Senior Warden; Bro. Jeffery O’Donnell, Worshipful Master; Bro. David Gunton, Junior Warden; Bro. Barry Wagner, PM, Secretary; and Bro. Rev. Dr. William D. Lewis, Chaplain. Fourth row: Bro. Robert J. Wagner, PM; Bro. Robert Shaffer, Treasurer; Bro. Leo Carr, Senior Deacon; Bro. Edward Podehl, Junior Deacon, and Bro. James Roth, Pursuivant.