Back Mountain happenings

Dallas Days Commemorative Cookbook deadline

DALLAS TWP. — A bicentennial Commemorative Cookbook is planned as part of Dallas Days Bicentennial Celebration. Old, local family recipes (the older, the better) are being sought for inclusion in the book, as well as any vintage photos taken in the kitchen, family dinners or celebrations. Recipes and photos should be from past generations whenever possible. Credit will be given in the book to the contributing families/ancestors.

The final deadline for recipe submission is Thursday, Aug. 31.

Call Dallas Township Supervisor Liz Martin at 570-674-2000, ext. 2008; or email for information.

Lehman-Jackson Elementary PTO planning meeting

LEHMAN TWP. — The annual Lehman-Jackson Elementary PTO planning meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Lehman-Jackson Elementary School, 1237 Market St.. Anyone interested in helping to plan the PTO events and fundraisers for the 2017-2018 school year is welcome to attend.

Please contact Christin Snyder at 570-690-4301 or visit for more information.

Baloga Beach Party scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20

HARVEYS LAKE — The Baloga Beach Party fundraiser to benefit Dave and Donna Baloga, will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Harveys Lake Beach Club, Pole 187 off Lakeside Drive at Harveys Lake.

The old fashion beach party theme will feature an buffet, grilled foods, watermelon and desserts. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share.

Early adult registration is $10 or $15 at the gate. Children, who are accompanied by an adult, are admitted for free.

Registration fees or donations can be mailed to 30 Fallbrook Ave., Dallas Pa 18612. To pre-register, email before Aug. 16.

The American Legion Post 644 motorcyclists will form two processions to ride around the lake, Cathie Fetterman, the road captain for the group said.

The motorcycle ride, called “Scoot around the Boot,” will begin at Our Lady of Victory Church on Lakeside Drive at 2:30 p.m.

Half of the riders will head left around the lake and the other half will go right, Fetterman said. The motorcyclists will make one and a half rotations around the lake, she said.

Donna Baloga is battling brain cancer and the funds raised will help the family defray medical expenses.

Flea, craft & vendor sale

DALLAS — The Dallas Chapter Eastern Star Hall will hold a Flea, Craft & Vendor Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 26, at 15 Foster St.

The event will feature vendors in and outside rain or shine.

Eastern Star members will serve lunch, which will include whimpies, hot dogs, haluski and desserts.

The group’s famous Welsh Cookies will also be for sale.

Craft Bingo at Music Box

SWOYERSVILLE — Craft Bingo will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St.

Doors open at 12:30 with games beginning at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $18 (in advance), $20 at door and include 20 games of Bingo featuring prizes of fine crafts. There will also be craft basket raffles and a 50-50 raffle. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Call 570 283-2195 for more information and to make reservations, or e-mail

Kunkle Volunteer Fire Company’s annual chicken barbecue

DALLAS TWP. — The Kunkle Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual Chicken Barbecue from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the fire station, at the corner of Route 309 and Kunkle Road.

Chicken halves and dinners will be available for eat-in or take out. Chicken halves are $6.50 each and dinners are $10 each. Dinners include a half of a chicken, baked potato, cabbage, corn, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage. Enjoy a tasty meal and support your local volunteers.

Pheasants Forever annual banquet

DALLAS — Pheasants Forever Chapter 803 will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Newberry Estate, Appletree Terrace, North Pioneer Avenue.

Doors and games open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. featuring guns, wildlife prints and collectibles. There will be a free youth raffle.

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Noxen’s Fall Pow Wow scheduled

NOXEN — The 13th annual Noxen Fall Pow Wow with free admission will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the Noxen Fire Company grounds, 3493 Stull Road.

This is a demonstration of Native American Drums and Dancers in full regalia from multiple nations performing to educate on the traditions, dance styles and cultures of various Native American tribes. There will be Native Food and multiple hand-craft vendors including beadwork, shirts, leather,silversmith, feathers and furs, CD’s, blankets, healing herbal products and much more.

The event honors all veterans and is a gathering for all people.

The circle opens at 10 a.m. both days with storytelling and flute playing. There is a children’s craft area.

Grand entry of all dignitaries and dancers in full regalia begins at noon. Circle hours are noon to 6 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to join in the festivities.

Vendors set up days are Thursday and Friday.

Camping is on a first-com first-serve basis. Electricity is limited and a $7 per day fee is payable upon arrival.

Dogs are welcome but must be on leashes. All dogs must display current rabies and registration tags, no exceptions. Pet owners are required to clean up after their dogs.

No alcohol, drugs, guns or politics of any kind will be tolerated. The committee has the right to remove anyone.

For information, call Natalie at 570-947-2097 or 570-520-4483 or email

A chili contest is slated for Friday evening. The contest is free to enter. A cash prize is awarded to the winner. Taste testers will be charged $1 per bowl.

The following meals will be provided for the dancers, vendors and volunteers: Saturday and Sunday breakfast, Saturday evening meal, potluck –please bring a dish to share; and Sunday dinner provided to dancers, vendors and volunteers.

For all others, the cost is $10 per person per day.