Duck tickets available for today's race

SHAMOKIN - Tickets for today's "duck drop" are still available. They can be purchased starting at 10 a.m. outside the post office on Independence Street. The event begins at 12:30 p.m., when the rubber ducks are dropped into the Shamokin Creek behind OIP.

The Brush Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual event, which was recently changed from Sunday to today because of work on the North Shore Railroad. The event is held in conjunction with a visit by the North American Railcar Operators Association, which will pull its speeder and put-put cars into town about 11 a.m.

The duck race ends at Claude Kehler Community Park, where representatives of the chamber and Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance will catch the ducks and determine winners.

The purchase of one $5 ticket buys one rubber duck. Prizes are $300, $200 and $100 for the first three ducks that cross the finish line.

Center seeking chess, card players

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Senior Action Center is seeking people to play canasta, bridge, pinochle and chess. The center is located at 41 S. Market St. and is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call 339-4457 for more information.

Cruise committee makes donation

KULPMONT - At its business meeting last week, the Kulpmont Cruise Association made a donation of $500 to Holy Angels Church, Kulpmont, in appreciation of former pastor the Rev. Ray Orloski and pastor the Rev. Andrew Stahmer for allowing the committee to use the parish picnic grounds for the past 11 years.

The committee also thanks businesses that donated door prizes, including association members Carl Starkoski, Joe Klokis and Gary Hixon, who coordinate the prizes; Bumper's Beverage, Mount Carmel; Mount Carmel Auto Supply; NAPA, Mount Carmel; Carquest, Mount Carmel; AutoZone, Coal Township; Brandi at K&W Tire, Lancaster; Lehigh Tire, Hazleton; Steve Shannon Tire, Bloomsburg; Joe's Body Shop, Natalie; Carl's Auto Center, and Alexander Toyota, Selinsgrove.