St. Paul Summerfest Set For July 28 In Dallas
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dallas invites the community to attend the annual St. Paul Summerfest, to be held from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, on the church grounds, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas. Musicians Jesse & Friends will perform throughout the afternoon, and the Hi-Lites Motor Club will present its classic vehicle display from noon to 4 p.m., featuring as many as 60 vehicles. Jesse & Friends, a five-piece band located in the Wyoming Valley, is known for its worship and praise, country, bluegrass, gospel and rock and roll-influenced music. The band frequently performs at area festivals, nursing homes and auctions. Visitors are encouraged to join the congregation for an outdoor service at 5:30 p.m., with music provided by Jesse & Friends. In addition, the Summerfest will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All those interested in contributing are invited to visit www.geisingerbloodcenter.org and click on “Make an Appointment” or call 1-866-996-5100. Walk-ins are also welcome. Other Summerfest attractions include opportunities to adopt a new pet from the Luzerne County SPCA. The Back Mountain Railroad Club, offering a display of model trains, invites the public to dig out their old trains from basements or attics and run them on the club’s test track. Young’s Funny Farm from Berwick will display their therapy animals. A silent auction with themed baskets, an inflatable sports arcade and a dunk tank, children’s games, face painting, bee keeping and ceramic art displays, bake sale, plant sale, and picnic food will also be featured. An auction of baked goods and the evening outdoor service will bring the Summerfest to a close. For information, contact St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 570-675-3859 or visit www.stpaulsdallaspa.org. Several committee members gathered recently in the church with a life-sized figure of Martin Luther. From left, are Frank Mariano, Steve Thompson, committee chairman; Lisa Fetterman, Karen Mertz, Cheryl Brochious, Jeff Wilt, Connie Wilt, Pastor Charles Grube and Joe Hardisky.