Pittston Area High School along with The Downtown Pittston Partnership, City of Pittston and the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Haunt on the Hill drive-through Trick or Treat event.
The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the high school.
The event is for children between the ages of 3 to 12. It’s limited to the first 3,000 participants and each child will receive a single to-go bag with candy and giveaways at the beginning and more will be given throughout the event.
It’s one bag per a child and they must be present. Guests are asked to please remain in your cars at all times and there will be no cars allowed on school property until 6 p.m.
Drama Club fundraiser
The high school drama club is holding a Pittston Popcorn Fundraiser. Money is due with orders on Monday, Oct. 26. Checks can be made to the PAHS Drama Club.
The YMCA is hosting an afternoon of Tricks and Treats on Sunday, Oct. 25, from noon to 3 p.m.
It’s $10 per family for members and $20 per family for non-members. Please come dressed as your favorite character and come play at the YMCA. Bring your bathing suits and towels so you can wade through the “Pumpkin Splash” in the pool.
Snacks, fun games and treats will be provided. The event is open to all ages but geared towards children aged 3-12.
Pre-registration is required by Oct. 19 and can be made by contacting Lizz Elliot at email@example.com or calling 570-655-2255 ext. 102.
In place of its annual sit-down dinner, the YMCA is hosting a grab-and-go option from PAZZO! The dinner will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Dinner includes choice of entrée, salad, roll, SBC beer and dessert. Tickets are $50. If you order four or more dinners together, you will receive a bottle of wine from Mucciolo Family Wines.
To place an order, visit the Y’s website and click on the “SUPPORT US” tab.
Downtown Pittston Partnership
The Downtown Pittston Partnership will show “The Addams Family” at The Slope Amphitheater behind the Pittston Library on Oct. 24.
Popcorn and drinks will be for sale from Pittston Popcorn. Please remember to bring a blanket for comfort and bug spray and don’t forget your costumes.
Please follow public health guidelines and social distance.
The Downtown Partnership has announced Light Up Downtown Pittston will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 21. You can help a group of volunteers install the holiday decorations for the upcoming holiday season. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and hang wreaths and banners on downtown lampposts.
If you are involved in a group that would like to help, or you and your friends would like to help, please confirm your participation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your intent to volunteer as a group.
Individuals can also come and show up at any time. If you have a ladder, you are encouraged to bring it. Wear sneakers and be aware of the weather for that day.
All volunteers are asked to meet at the Lower Festival Parking Lot. Refreshments will be provided. You must adhere to the local and state health guidelines and requirements while volunteering.
Pittston City news
In order to raise awareness about fair housing, the City of Pittston will be holding a Fair Housing Essay Contest for students ages 12-16 in the Pittston area. Students are asked to write a two-to-three page essay in 12-point font, double-spaced on the topic of a diverse community.
The Fair Housing Act (FHA), passed by Congress in April 1968, guarantees that everyone has the right to rent or buy housing on a fair and equal basis.
Questions to answer in the essay:
What would it be like to live in a diverse community? How does the Fair Housing Act help create diverse communities? How would it feel to be a part of the community that celebrates the differences of its members?
Submissions are due by Monday, Oct. 19. They must be mailed or emailed to Mary Kuna, City of Pittston, 35 Broad St. Suite 202 Pittston, PA 18640 or PittstonFairHousingContest@gmail.com.
Prizes include $75 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third as well as publication on the City of Pittston’s website and an award certificate.
Paint Pittston Pink has made the difficult, but socially responsible decision to abstain from any events this year. Please stay tuned for updates on their website.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center is hosting a Cupcake Wars to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink Campaign. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.
A panel of local celebrities will judge and awards will be given.
For more information contact Kathy at email@example.com
Salvation Army offers holiday assistance
The Salvation Army on North Main Street in Pittston is providing Christmas assistance to Pittston as well as West Pittston, Duryea, Wyoming, West Wyoming, Exeter, Harding, Hughestown, Yatesville, Inkerman, Avoca, Dupont, Falls and Jenkins Twp.
Please sign up for food and toys. Toys are for ages 12 and under.
Be sure to bring birth certificates for all the children in the household, picture ID of all adults in household, a current utility bill and proof of income.
The dates for this are: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19-23, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9-13 and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 12.