Noteworthy: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Tickets on sale for talent showcase
SHAMOKIN - Admission tickets are on sale for a special community event, "Talent Showcase 2013," which will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Northumberland County Career and Arts Center Auditorium.
The show will feature such bands as Marla and the Juniper Street Band, Sleuth, members of Dying to Live, and several youth and community acts. There will be a special drawing for $2,000 in door prizes, including furniture, an iPad mini, bus trips to New York City and Mohegan Sun, iPod shuffles, gift cards, collectibles and much more.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Northumberland County Council for the Arts and Humanities and Citizens for a Better Community. There will also be a special non-perishable food drive for Manna for the Many, with each item donated being redeemed for a special cash raffle.
Tickets are $5 each and are available at The News-Item, 707 N. Rock St., Susquehanna Bank, 300 E. Independence St., both in Shamokin, and at the Darla Fausey State Farm Agency, in the Plaza at Coal Township.
Blessing of pets scheduled
SHAMOKIN - The Rev. David M. Byerly, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, will bless the pets of members and the community at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in front of the church, West Chestnut Street.
Friday is the commemoration day for Francis of Assisi. Byerly noted that Francis valued all of God's creation, especially the animals on farms and those sharing in the life of households. It is a tradition to have blessings for these animals.
Byerly invites all to bring their pets to the front of the church for a brief service of blessing and individual blessings for pets. He said it is an opportunity to thank God for the joy and comfort people experience through the life of their pets.