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Jenkins Township Veterans Memorial Committee is hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner to raise funds for a memorial monument in the township. The benefit is from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company No. 2, Second Street. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad and rolls, as well as coffee, water and dessert. Takeout will be available.

Donations is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 10, and free for children younger than 5. All takeouts are $10.

Raffle baskets will also be available during the benefit.

For information, please call the municipality at 570-654-3315.

Jenkins and Yatesville Crime Watch benefit walk/run

Jenkins Twp. and Yatesville Borough Crime Watch groups are hosting their inaugural 4-mile run. Scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, the race will begin and end at the Pittston Area High School, 5 Stout St., Yatesville. There also is a 1-mile walk option at the high school.

Race day registration is $25 and will be accepted before the race, from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 11.

Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners, as well as to the top three males and the top three females in the following divisions: 9 and younger, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-plus.

Checks can be made payable to Jenkins Twp./Yatesville Borough Crime Watch. Proceeds from the race will be used to help rebuild the honor roll memorial on East Saylor Avenue, Jenkins Twp.

Jenkins Seniors

Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens Organization usually schedules its meetings for the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions. This month is one of those exceptions. The meeting has been changed to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, because of Election Day. The group will meet at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St.

Congratulations are in order as this meeting will mark the 40th anniversary of the organization. A dinner will be held that night to mark the special occasion.

New members are always welcome. For information, please contact Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.

Pittston Twp. refuse permits

Pittston Twp.’s refuse permit and garbage bag sale has concluded. Anyone who hasn’t purchased a permit should contact the municipal building at 570-654-0161.

Garbage pickup days will continue to be every Friday for all of Pittston Twp. Recycling days will continue to be Friday of alternating weeks.

Jenkins Twp. Lions Club broom sale

The Jenkins Twp. Lions Club is selling long-handle corn brooms for $10 each. Brooms can be picked up at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman, Monday through Friday during regular business hours. For information, please call the municipal building at 570-654-3315.

Pittston Twp. sewer bills

Pittston Twp. Sewer Authority reminds residents the sewer bills can now be paid by calling 877-830-0596.

Residents also are reminded they must obtain a sewer permit before starting to excavate for connection to the new sewer main. Furthermore, the tap-in and connection fee must be paid in full in the amount of $1,432.

Office hours are 11 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. If this is an inconvenience, please call 570-655-8747 for an appointment.

Pittston Twp. H.S. reunion

Pittston Twp. All-Class Reunion Committee recently met to formulate plans for the reunion, to be held at the pavilion at Tony Attardo Park on Bryden Street, Pittston Twp., on Saturday, Sept. 1. The next planning meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Savo’s Pizza. The reunion is open to anyone who attended Pittston Twp. schools or who lives in the township. Meetings are open to anyone interested in planning the reunion. For information, call Joe Sperrazza at 570-654-2081.

Jenkins Crime Watch news

The next Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman. All members are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome. For information, contact Chairman Joe Sperrazza at 570-654-3315.

Tax reminder

County and municipal tax are now in face period. Jenkins Twp. Tax Collector Jean Mudlock will collect taxes at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman, from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday.

Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte will have office hours from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at her home office, 12 E. Oak St., Pittston Twp.

For information, please contact Mudlock at 570-654-9710 or Timonte at 570-654-8807. Anyone who has not received a tax bill, please contact your tax collector.

Pittston Twp. meeting

The monthly meeting of the Pittston Twp. Board of Supervisors is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St. For information, please call the municipal building at 570-654-0161.

Jenkins refuse reminder

Jenkins Twp. refuse bills are now past due and a $10 late fee has been added. If payment is not made by May 31, all delinquent accounts will be sent a citation. Call the municipal building at 570-654-3315 for information.

Jenkins Twp. meetings

Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

Planning commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the municipal building.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday to: Jack Ewart, Steven Schmaltz, Brandon Whipple, Anthony Bellino, Dave Morreale and Ashley Slaney, May 7; Shaelynn Dragon, Nick Zwart and Sarah Hanahan, May 8; Zack Francis, Michael Carey, Elizabeth Makaravage and Stephanie DeMasi, May 9; Brian Nardella, Billy Langan, Alyssa Gilmartin and Al Levanavage, May 10; Matt Berlew and Jesse Dockett, May 11; Mike Matthews and Katie Robinson, May 12; Josh Razvillas, Sam Granteed, Deanna Sicurella and Maria Centini, May 13. I hope it’s a great one!

Wise Words of the Week

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”— Frederick Douglass

Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. To include an item in his column, email nrossi@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-430-1800 or 570-821-2002 by Monday.