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Love Pierogi? This Edwardsville Festival Has What You Crave

May 18, 2019 GMT

Trying to make the perfect pierogi is an art. I have tried it in the past with my then-to-be sister-in-law, Marilyn, many years ago. I found myself enjoying the potato/cheese filling. It was the best. Only because when she wasn’t looking, I was eating the filling. Confession time ... sorry Marilyn. The streets of Edwardsville will be “filled” with all types of pierogies in two weeks. Even though I will not be entering any of the contests, I cannot wait to try all the varieties. The Edwardsville Hometown Committee will host the sixth annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, at John Hopkins Memorial Park in Edwardsville. The group is still seeking vendors for the event. Those interested should visit the event website, edwpierogi.com, for vendor applications. Last day to register is Saturday, May 25. Community yard sale The Edwardsville Hometown Committee will sponsor its sixth annual community-wide yard sale Saturday June 15. Registration forms are available at the borough building. Cost is $5 per household or business. Last day to register is June 10. For information, contact Jackie at 570-239-9594. Swoyersville banner program The Swoyersville Kiwanis Club has announced the completion of the Honoring Our Heroes Banner Program. A dedication celebration to honor all those on display and all who have served will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Swoyersville American Legion Pavilion, Shoemaker Street, Swoyersville. Stop by for refreshments and sweet treats as we honor and thank all veterans and all service men and women to whom we owe so much. For information, email kswoy1951@comcast.net or call 570-283-1677. West Side Mutual Aid The West Side Mutual Aid Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Edwardsville Fire Department. All member towns are asked to send a representative. Plymouth Class of 1966 Plymouth High School, Class of 1966, will hold a picnic from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Larksville American Legion Grove, State Street. Cost is $25 per person, which includes a full course meal, beer, soda, water and desserts. Contributions are welcome. Outside beer is not permitted, but other alcoholic beverages are allowed and must be dispensed by the bartender. American Legion members may purchase drinks at the inside bar. Music will be performed by classmate Ron Edwards and Wayne Bevan, and quoits and bean bag games will be available. Flyers were sent only to those who cannot be contacted by email, telephone or Facebook. Send check or money order by July 1 to Helen Kibildis, 137 W. Poplar St., Plymouth, PA 18651. For information, contact Helen at 570-779-2429 or hkibildis@gmail.com. All Star reunion dance Plymouth High School, Class of 1966, will be reserving tables for Joe Nardone’s All Star Reunion Dance, set for Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Irem Pavilion in Dallas. Reservations are for purchased tickets only, which are on sale now at the Gallery of Sound, Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre. Cost of $28 per person, cash only. No tickets will be sold at the door. The ticket includes admission, pizza, potato chips, pretzels, beer, soda, and water. Anyone who wishes to be seated at the Plymouth High School Class of 1966 tables should purchase their tickets and contact Helen Kibildis, 570-779-2429 or hkibildis@gmail.com by the deadline of Friday, May 31. Swoyersville seniors Swoyersville Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church social hall with Liz Zdanciewcz presiding. The birthday celebrant in May was Joe Cheskiewicz. Mario Zucca donated donuts for the social hour in observance of his birthday. Barbara Pitcavavage writes about the West Side. Contact her at rocko1245@aol.com.