Congressional art competition open

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, announced the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for high school art students nationwide.

Initiated by members of the House in 1982, the competition allows high school students to showcase their artistic ability. Works will be considered by a panel of area judges. As in past years, each congressional district will be represented by one winner, whose original work will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

The competition is open to high school students, and entries must adhere to guidelines found at

Local entrants who reside in Barletta's district may submit their entries at one of Barletta's district offices by 5 p.m. March 31.

Benefit for Kyleigh's Krawlers

SHAMOKIN - A $15 night will be held April 19 to benefit Kyleigh's Krawlers March for Babies Team.

The all-you-can-eat-and-drink event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Redman Club, Market Street. R.A.T.L. will perform live, and a Chinese auction will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.

All proceeds benefit March of Dimes.

For more information, contact Laurie Krebs at