good shepherd: Summer Festival

Festival Corner

Set-Up and Maintenance Volunteers Needed

We are in need of two parishioners to step up and take on the set-up and maintenance of our parish festival. Due to health issues and work schedules, our two main men can no longer donate as much time to the festival as they previously did.

For more information, or to volunteer, please call Bob Olaski at (570) 401-3441.

Raffle Tickets

The 50/50 raffle ticket stubs are being returned. $3,493 has been collected, making the lucky winner’s share $1,746.50 as of June 20th. Thank you for your support! Please return any unused raffle tickets to the parish office. Tickets are available for purchase in the parish office during business hours.

Volunteer Sign-Ups

We will hold festival sign-ups again in the St. Joseph Room after all the Masses this weekend. Anyone who signed up for the Pulled Pork and Pierogies stations – please check the sheets as we made some changes. If you need to move, please change the sheet.

Baked Goods Donation

Co-chairs Connie Marcino, Linda Kraynack, and Andrea Tarnopolski will be accepting donations of baked goods for the festival. Please call Connie at (570) 788-6216, Linda at (570) 788-5954, or Andrea at (570) 788-2002 if you can help by donating or by working either day of the festival.


  • Wednesday, July 5
    • 9:00 AM – We will be shredding cabbage and preparing the haluski. Bring your electric fry pans, sharp knives, and large cutting boards if you have them.
  • Thursday, July 6
    • Starting at 9:00 AM – Help is needed setting out the chairs.
    • 9:00 AM – We’ll continue frying cabbage. Bring your electric fry pans!
    • 5:00 PM – We are looking for men and women to help set up the festival stands.
  • Friday, July 7
    • 9:00 AM – Someone with electrical experience is needed. If you can help, please call Bob Olaski at 570-401-3441.
    • 12:00 Noon – We will prepare the peppers and onions and de-silk the corn on the cob.
  • Saturday, July 8
    • 8:30 AM – We will prepare the corn for smoking.

Tricky Trays

Please call Jackie Gorski at (570) 788-0964 for more information or for tricky tray donations.

Sign Sponsorships

If you haven’t sent in your sign sponsorship, please do so by Wednesday, June 28th.

Festival Entertainment

We will list the times of our entertainment for the festival shortly. We can tell you we will have the following so far:

  • Tony Angelo and Bobby Seamon;
  • The Lady A trio, which includes a great saxophone player;
  • Kartune, which has appeared the last two years; and
  • DJ Donnie Dee who has appeared at past festivals.


Good Shepherd t-shirt orders will be taken for two weeks and are due in the parish office by Monday, June 12th. We are being offered a discount from the printer and the price will remain at $10 until June 12th. T-shirts ordered after June 12th will be priced higher. Please fill out the order form and put it with your check or cash in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office.

T-Shirt Order Form

Name ______________________________________

Telephone __________________________________

Size________________ Color __________________

# of Shirts Ordered ___________________________

Amount Enclosed ____________________________

Cash _________________ Check _______________

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