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Friends of the Poor Fills Stomachs and Hearts

SCRANTON — Hundreds of people gathered for an early Thanksgiving meal Tuesday night in downtown Scranton. It’s a tradition that’s been around for four decades. This is the 40th Friends of the Poor Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s grown over the years. This tradition was started to feed people but also to provide the company that’s also needed this time of year. Only a few people see the Scranton Cultural Center’s transformation into a Thanksgiving masterpiece — their volunteers who have made […]

Collecting Coats for People in Need

SCRANTON — Friends of the Poor brought coats into the Scranton Cultural Center on North Washington Avenue Monday ahead of the  annual Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday. The coats will be given to those in need. “It’s just a simple jacket for a lot of people, but for some people it means a lot more than that,” […]

Filling up the Table for Thanksgiving Day

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Like many supermarkets this week, Gerrity’s near Nanticoke was packed on Monday. Many people with lists in hand stuffed their carts with all they’ll need for Thanksgiving Day. Jason Hower was picking up this turkey to bring to his mother house. Procrastinating until this week may have paid off for him and […]

Family Dinner Now Held at Eynon VFW Post

EYNON — The Vilgos family from Lackawanna County said their Thanksgiving meal just gets bigger and bigger every year. The dinner is now so large, the family holds it at the Eynon VFW Post 7963. This year, more than 60 members of the Vilgos family and their guests were in from as far away as […]

Woman Holds Dinner for 700+ in Sunbury

SUNBURY–There was plenty of food at Special Occasions in Sunbury, but there wasn’t much room to walk around. “It’s standing room only in the house we have people sitting on the floor,” Rhonda Fisher said. The 16th annual free Thanksgiving dinner was well underway, and organizer Rhonda Fisher says as of early afternoon they served […]