Valley News Digest
Valley News Digest
SHS forensics students qualify for states
Four students from the Sayre High School forensics team, a competitive speech and debate group, recently qualified to participate in the Pennsylvania High School Speech League State Tournament later this month.
Amanda Mooney, Austin Willis, Lydia Szlasa and John Northrup will each compete at the state tournament, to be held March 22 and 23 at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, according to a release from the team.
Mooney placed first in dramatic interpretation, Willis placed first in persuasive speaking, Szlasa placed first in humorous interpretation and Northrup placed third in prose interpretation, the release states.
Students are also preparing to compete at the upcoming National Forensics League national qualifier tournament, scheduled for March 15 and 16 in Oneonta, N.Y., according to the release.
Registration starts for Fireman's 5K
Organizers have begun to accept pre-registrations for the Waverly-Barton Fire Department's fourth annual Firemen's 5K Walk/Run.
The race, which raises money for the fire department, will be held at 11 a.m. April 20, with registration between 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the fire station on William Donnelly Industrial Parkway in Waverly, according to information from race organizers.
A registration fee of $15 per person will be charged before April 1 and $20 per person after April 1. Those registering by April 1 will receive a T-shirt, organizers said.
Awards will be given to the first, second and third place male and female finishers in several age groups and the overall fastest male and female, organizers said.
For more information, contact race organizers Chad Stolicker at (607) 215-3876 or John Lane at (607) 846-8413.
Sayre library to hold second bingo party
The Sayre Public Library will hold a community bingo party on Tuesday, March 12, according to information from the library.
The free party will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include prizes and snacks, according to the library. Library officials decided to hold a second community bingo party after a Mardi Gras bingo party in February attracted a positive response from patrons.
There will be no admission charge, but those interested in participating are asked to call the library in advance to make reservations so enough prizes and snacks are available.
To register or for more information, stop by the South Elmer Avenue library or call (570) 888-2256.