The Dallas post. (Dallas, Pa.) 19??-200?, June 10, 2012, Image 9

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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Senior Nick Ondish cuts a fallen log in Rice Cemetery on Hunts-
ville Road in Dallas as part of a Dallas High School football team
Nearly 40 members of the Dal-
las High School football team
helped spruce up Rice Cemetery
on Huntsville Road on May 25.
“As part of a new tradition, the
Dallas High School football team
will conduct a Community Pride
Project each year to instill in our
student athletes the qualities of
caring, giving, respect and com-
munity pride,” said head football
coach Bob Zaruta.
Zaruta said the cemetery’s ori-
gins date back to the 1800s and
Sophomore Billy Gately plants flowers under the Rice Cemetery
sign on Huntsville Road in Dallas as part of a Dallas High School
football team community service project.
Members of the Dallas High School football team clean up Rice Cemetery on Huntsville Road in
Dallas as part of a Dallas High School football team community service project.
the team wanted to pull weeds, giving back to the community.
rake leaves and clean up the area ~~ “Afterwards, our student ath-
before Memorial Day as a way of letes felt really good about their
efforts to make a positive differ-
ence in their community,” said
events are
It may not be widely known
that Tunkhannock’s Wyoming
County Cultural Center at the
Dietrich Theater is a nonprofit
movie theater that supports
the arts in Wyoming County
and the surrounding commu-
In order to provide low cost
or free programming, addi-
tional funding is provided not
only by grants, but also by the
generous help of many indi-
This summer the Dietrich
Theater’s Fundraising Com-
mittee, led by Annette Shel-
don, is embarking on two fun-
draisers to help support a full
range of children’s program-
The Dietrich Theater’s Fun-
draising Committee will hold
its first fundraiser of the sum-
mer from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on
Wednesday, June 27 at Tunk-
hannock’s Perkins Restaurant
The Dietrich Theater Fundraising Committee is planning two
upcoming events, a fundraiser June 27 at Perkins restaurant
and the Founders Day Basket Raffle. From left, are Linda Mur-
ray, Nancy Aiello and Patty Holdredge.
Dietrich fundraising
on Route 6, formerly Shadow-
Perkins tickets will be avail-
able at the Dietrich Theater.
These tickets, when presented
with a bill on June 27, will en-
sure that 20 percent will help
the Dietrich continue to preo-
vide enriching children’s pro-
The second fundraiser, set
for Founders Day in Tunkhan-
nock from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
June 23, will be a Basket Raf-
fle. One will include gift certif-
icates for area restaurants, an-
other will have items for auto-
mobiles and the Dietrich will
fill a basket containing movie
gift bags and other Dietrich
Tickets will be $1 or six for
$5 and all profits will benefit
the Dietrich Theater.
For information about these
events, call the Dietrich Thea-
ter at 996-1500.
Members of Brownie Troop 32647 recently worked on earning their ‘Dancer’ badge by learn-
ing a hip-hop dance from Amanda Sawicki, an instructor at Back Mountain Dance Studio in
Dallas. From left, first row, are Morgan Sakulich, Morgan Williams. Second row, Jessica Allen,
Lauren Butwin, Jenna Stanski,
son. Third row, Marigrace Huntington, Emma Brown, Nadia Evanosky, Elena Berti, Miss Aman-
da, Chloe Zondlo, Jordan Banks, Cara Pocono, Hannah Blazure and Maggie Ropietski.
Alyssa Pritchard, Allison Zeiss, Ryan Costello, Madison Carls-
Cub Scout Pack 281 of Dallas conducted a food drive to benefit the Back Mountain Food
Pantry on November 18. Scouts donated over 600 food items which were collected and deliver-
to the food pantry that evening. In addition, the Scouts also collected clothing to be donated
flood victims in the Wyoming Valley. Scouts helping to deliver donations to the food pantry
on behalf of the pack are, from left, seated, Colby Zern and Matthew Oley, Cub Scouts. Second
row, Paul Smith, Michael Smith, den chiefs; and Emma Oley, Girl Scout Cadette. Third row,
Jared Casaldi, David Oley and Calvin Crane, den chiefs.
Members of a committee planning the 50th anniversary of Trinity Presbyterian Church are, from
left, first row, Linda Baines, Chairperson Sandy Peoples, Mary Chappell. Second row, Alice Bartlett,
Cathy Brown and Mary Morrison. Absent at the time of the photo were Rev. Roger Griffith and Linda
Trinity Presbyterian Church notes
50 years today with special service
Trinity Presbyterian Church,
105 Irem Road, Dallas will mark
its 50th anniversary today, June
A special service of worship,
remembrance and celebration
will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the
In March 1962, Rev. Andrew
Pillarella, the founding pastor,
conducted his first service at a
nearby school. Mid-week wor-
ship services and meetings were
held in the basement of Rev. Pil-
larella’s home in Haddonfield
Hills in Dallas.
More than 125 charter mem-
bers were taken into the mem-
bership of the church on June 10,
1962. In 1964, the congregation
broke ground and began to build
a sanctuary where the first ser-
vice was held during a snow-
storm on Easter Sunday 1965.
Mrs. Edith Pillarella started a
pre-school, which has now be-
come known as the Trinity
Learning Center. Rev. Roger
Griffith now serves the church
as its pastor.
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle celebrates
30th anniversary June 16 with program
The Apostolic Faith Tabernac-
le. 536 Village Road, Orange,
will celebrate its 30th anniver-
sary at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June
16 with songs, testimonials,
skits and stories.
There will be photos of the
construction of the church pro-
ject and a stage with a country
setting, including an old house
and a barn.
The church was incorporated
in 1982 and the first service was
held on Feb. 7 of that year. There
were 16 members and services
were held in the pastor’s home.
In May 1983, a groundbreak-
ing ceremony was held on land
donated by Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Swingle, of Orange.
The pastor, Rev. Frank J.
Chorba and his father, Frank Sr.,
along with other church mem-
bers, constructed the basement
where services were held for
four years. Construction of the
second floor began in June 1986
and the church was completed
in Sept. 1987. All work except
the excavation was completed
by the members.
In 2003, a 900 square foot ad-
dition was added which became
the Word Alive Theatre. The
congregation presents two dra-
mas a year, in June and Decem-
For information, call Pastor
Chorba at 333-5172.