History Day planned at Fort Augusta

SUNBURY - History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Hunter House, 1150 N. Front St.

This is the second year for the event, formerly staged in Northumberland's King Street Park, to be held at the site of Fort Augusta.

Mike McWilliams, organizer for the popular event, has assembled a variety of re-enactors and craft demonstrators for various historical periods, from the French and Indian War to World War II. Canal memorabilia and other exhibits will be available, including a special exhibit of Hunter family items.

The library and museum will be open and food and drinks will be available.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Vendors needed for yard sale

ELYSBURG - Elysburg Fire Department has scheduled a yard sale fundraiser for 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the department, 1 E. Mill St.

Indoor and outdoor spots are available. Indoor size is 10-by-10 feet, including two tables, and cost is $20; and the outdoor spots are 20-by-20-feet at $15 each.

Concessions will be available in the bingo hall.

All proceeds benefit the Elysburg Fire Department ambulance service.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call 570-274-0798 or 570-898-7636.

Heaven book explored at Lifetree Cafe

ELYSBURG - An exclusive filmed interview with Todd Burpo, author of New York Times best seller "Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back" will be screened at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

In 2003, Todd nearly lost his 4-year-old son, Colton. The boy's appendix burst, and he fought a life-threatening infection. To save Colton's life, emergency surgery was conducted. After the surgery, Colton began telling his parents about his "visit to heaven."

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. For more information, contact Kathy Vetovich at 570-672-9346 or kvetovich@gmail.com.