SHAMOKIN - The 10th anniversary of the Mother Cabrini Youth Center Picnic will be celebrated this weekend at the Ranshaw Civic Association grounds.

The picnic features plenty of food, refreshments and entertainment.

The event raises money to support the operation of the youth center at Cherry and Webster streets and all the programs it sponsors throughout the year.

The picnic, which includes the great homemade ethnic food sold at the former well-known St. Mary's Food Stand at the Bloomsburg Fair, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Potato cakes, pierogies, haluski, pigeons (stuffed cabbage rolls), kielbasi hoagies, bean soup, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and funnel cakes will be among the favorite items on the menu. A wide variety of beverages will be sold, including soda, beer, wine coolers and mixed drinks. Sno-cones, ice cream, popcorn and pizza will also be available.

The Fobias will play from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Deuce will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and Memory Lane will provide entertainment from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Soundwave will provide music prior to the bands.

Numerous children's games, bingo and adult games of chance will be played throughout the weekend. Raffle drawing tickets, lottery seasonal decorations and a theme basket stand will also be available.