Valley News Digest

Circus coming to Ridgebury

Ridgebury Township will play home to a circus for the first time this Independence Day, hosting the Lewis and Clark Circus July 4.

The circus tent will stop at the lawn across from the Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company hall on Berwick Turnpike for two shows at 4 and 7 p.m., said fire company president Leland Jelliff. The circus will feature animals, acrobats and other performers, he said.

Circus officials contacted the department with an open date to fill, and members were immediately interested, Jelliff said. "We decided to give it a try," he said.

Advance tickets will cost $10 per adult, including two free tickets for children 14 and under with the purchase of an advance adult ticket. Advance tickets are available by contacting Jelliff at (570) 596-2839 or by leaving a message at the fire hall at (570) 596-2141. Tickets are also available through fire department members and at Judy's Country Store and Furman's Barbershop.

Tickets will be $15 for adults and $5 for children under 14 at the door.

Sayre library announces fundraiser date

The Sayre Public Library Board of Trustees recently announced that its annual "A Night at the Library" fundraiser will be held Thursday, Sept. 19.

The library board has worked on the event for the better part of a year, led by event chairs Megan Gilson, Kara Cochi and Maureen Howland, according to the library. The event will feature an auction, entertainment, prizes, raffles, hors d'oeuvres and wine. Glenora Wine Cellars will again co-sponsor the fundraiser.

Tickets for the fundraiser are available at the South Elmer Avenue library or from board members. Tickets will cost $15 in advance, according to the library. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the library at (570) 888-2256.

Waverly paving projects announced

Waverly village officials recently announced the paving of several streets scheduled for later this month.

According to information from the village, crews will work June 24 and 25 on Pennsylvania Avenue between Howard and Broad streets, Liberty Street between Waverly and Lincoln streets, Ball Street between Spring and Cooper streets, and the entire length of Loder Street.

The crew will start work at 7 a.m. each day, according to the village. Any vehicles left on the streets will be towed at the owner's expense.

Work on Broad Street that had been scheduled for earlier this week will now take place June 17 and 18, mayor Dan Leary said at a recent board of trustees meeting. The work was postponed due to weather.

Work will begin at 8 p.m. both days and is expected to take between three and four hours each night, Leary said. The street will be closed during that time.