RANSHAW - Mother Cabrini Youth Center, of Shamokin, will hold its seventh annual picnic at the Ranshaw Civic Association grounds, featuring plenty of food, refreshments and entertainment.

This picnic replaces their popular food stand at the Bloomsburg Fair as a means to raise money to support the operation of the youth center building and all of the youth programs it sponsors throughout the year.

The picnic, which will include the same great homemade ethnic food sold at the well-known St. Mary's Food Stand, sponsored by the youth center, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 9 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 for the young and young-at-heart.

Entertainment on Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons will be provided by Soundwave. The Fobias, a popular local group, will play from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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

The picnic promises to be a good time for all while supporting the youth center's continuing fundraising venture. It may be just "worth the trip" to check out the same great food as the St. Mary's Food Stand, only in a different location.