Springfield native donates to project

SPRINGFIELD - The $5,000 contribution toward the Springfield Veterans Memorial Park by a North Carolina business came out of an appreciation for both veterans and a Coal Township native's hometown neighborhood.

Mark Gross, 43, contributed to the park on behalf of his company, Oak Grove Technologies, headquartered in Raleigh. The native of Springfield, who once played in the park is a veteran, and his firm works with veterans and the military.

Gross is a son of Richard and Theresa Gross, Ranshaw.

The park was dedicated Saturday afternoon.

(Gross' first name was incorrectly reported as Martin in Sunday's edition. Also, based on information from Coal Township, the story incorrectly attributed donation of the picnic tables; they were donated by Jim Searls from Budget Renovations and Roofing, Shamokin.)

Food drive at Coal Bucket game

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Area High School Interact Club is conducting a pre-Thanksgiving food drive that started Monday and runs through Friday, Nov. 19, to benefit local families and the Good Shepherd food pantry in Mount Carmel.

People are asked to bring non-perishable items only (no jars) to the Mount Carmel Area vs. Shamokin Area Coal Bucket football game Friday at the Silver Bowl to help fill up a truck.

Donations will also be taken at the high school up to Nov. 19.

For more information, contact Diane Rumbel, Interact Club adviser, through the high school office.

Church holds nut sale

SHAMOKIN - St. John's United Church of Christ, 117 N. 8th St., is holding a Thanksgiving nut sale, a fundraising project of the Willing Workers' Sunday School Class.

An order of peanuts is $3.25; honey roasted peanuts, $3.75; sweet, salty and nutty mix, $4.50; gourmet party mix, $4.50; deluxe mixed nuts (no peanuts), $7.50, and whole cashews, $7.50.

The deadline for ordering is Friday, Nov. 12.

Orders can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the fellowship hall.

To order, call 644-0227 or 648-7493.