MOUNT CARMEL - One of the borough's most popular annual events is a week away.

The Mount Carmel Lions will mark the 16th anniversary of their Oak Street Festival on Saturday, May 11. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

The club was informed recently that Fast Break Inflatables will be at this year's event. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to partake in the fun on three separate "bounce house-type" attractions that the central Pennsylvania company will provide.

One of the major annual community events in Mount Carmel, the festival also features crafts, food and entertainment. A number of music programs are planned, highlighted by the appearance of Pet Rock, a well-known vocal duo, and a special musical performance by Billy Dee and Rosie.

The "Move Crew" from Motivation Station will again perform this year. This aerobic presentation is performed by children ages 3 to 15. Also, the Susquehanna Trail Dog Club will make a return visit, and antique cars will be on display on West Fourth Street.

The Lions Club, which has 37 active members, has been serving the community for more than 60 years. The club is well known and appreciated for its holiday Meals on Wheels program, in which an average of 160 meals are prepared and delivered to the needy on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter.

On the Net: www.mountcarmellions.org