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The Danville News

May 5, 2014

Calendars booked around Montour County in May

DANVILLE — The month of May is shaping up to be a busy month for fundraisers, school events and Memorial Day observances.

The Second Annual Kick’ It for Kids Kickball Tournament begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hess Recreation Area.

Proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger Medical Center’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

Also set for Saturday is the first Rube Goldberg Challenge sponsored by the Columbia-Montour Boy Scout Council in Danville Area High School.

Eleven teams from Berwick, Danville and Millville are expected to compete for prizes. The youngest is a team of four second-graders from Danville Primary School, according to event coordinator Anne Poler, of the Scout council.

The council decided to sponsor the challenge, where students and Scouts will build multi-step single task machines, as a membership effort to show the public what Scouts are capable of, she said, and that Scouting includes science, technology, engineering and math.

The annual Montour County Area Relay for Life begins at 3 p.m. May 16 at the Southside Fire Company, Avenue D, Riverside. This year’s theme is Halloween which will include a zombie walk and costume contest.

The relay, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society, concludes at 3 p.m. May 17.

A race, crafts and vendors are among new events. There is also a new relay chairman — Sarah Maciejewski, of Riverside. Tina Alexander, of Riverside, has been named honorary chairman.

Maciejewski hopes to attract more teams between now and when the relay is held.

This year’s goal is $69,000.

Kids can participate in a penny parade at noon May 17 with registration with their spare change starting at 10 a.m.

A survivors’ pep rally starts at 5 p.m. May 16 with the Danville High School Band and cheerleaders cheering on survivors. The Halloween costume and zombie walk follows at 7 p.m. A survivors’ walk and dinner will be held May 16.

Evening events include the Miss Relay contest with men dressed as women and Covert Action providing music.  

May 17 events include registration at 7:30 a.m. for the 5K race-walk beginning at Riverside Elementary School with the race and walk starting at 9 a.m.

Vendors and craftspeople will be set up at the fire company grounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17.

Also on May 17, Montour County Sportsmen Working for Kids will host their 37th annual fish derby for ages 12 and younger along the stretch of Mahoning Creek at the Danville Middle School.

The creek will be stocked with about 1,000 trout. Kids will receive free T-shirts and there will be raffles for prizes. The sportsmen will man a concession stand with proceeds going toward the derby and to maintaining the fish hatchery.

Fishing will be going on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If there is excessive water or rain, it will be postponed to May 24.  

The annual junior-senior prom of Danville Area High School will be held May 17 at the high school. The promenade is from 6 to 7 p.m. on streets connecting the primary school and high school. The prom will be held in an event tent from 7 to 11 p.m. with the crowning of the king and queen at 9 p.m.

May 20 is the date for the primary election.

Annual Memorial Day events will be held May 26 in Danville. A ceremony begins in the morning, on the Danville-Riverside Bridge, followed by the parade along Mill Street to Memorial Park where a service is conducted.

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