'Queen of Knoebels' wish trip

ELYSBURG - Knoebels Amusement Resort is hosting a Make-A-Wish trip for an 11-year-old girl from Monroe County. The trip, which began Monday, will culminate Thursday with a parade through the park at 1 p.m. The young girl's wish is to be "Queen of Knoebels."

A number of activities have been planned for Ciara throughout her visit, including daily all-day ride passes, a visit to the Knoebels Crystal Pool, special meals, Knoebels gifts, special appearances by Kozmo and Dexter and a lead role in a Knoebels show.

The public is invited to join Thursday's parade, which will begin near the Pioneer Train.

Ciara has Rett Syndrome, a debilitating neurological/movement disorder primarily affects females. It is caused by a single gene mutation that leads to underproduction of an important brain protein.

Holy day Masses scheduled

MOUNT CARMEL - The Rev. Frank Karwacki, pastor, announced that holy day of obligation Masses for the feast of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.

Community service detail planned

SHAMOKIN - Participants in a community service program coordinated by Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Turkey Hill on Market Street and at Coal Bowl in Coal Township.