West Scranton Events Will Link History & Community

West Scranton neighbors will gather next week to kick off the holiday season and mark the beginning of a campaign to improve the quality of life and increase civic pride in that historic area.


Children’s Tree Lighting

Sunday, December 14th  •  5:30-7:30 P.M.

Hyde Park Community Garden, N. Bromley Ave. & Jackson St.


Join West Scranton neighbors for a festive community get-together. Caroling, a winter poetry reading for the kids and adults, ginger house building and a cookie exchange are some of the activities planned. Bring two dozen cookies representing your family’s heritage and share them with everyone.


Welsh Tea & Cookie Night

Wednesday, December 17th  •  7-8:30 P.M.

United Baptist Church, 213 South Main St.


Learn how the Welsh helped shape West Scranton with author Barbara Taylor and ambassador of Welsh culture Beth Landmesser, plus Kitty Purosky giving a glimpse of how Christmas was experienced by children in Wales. Tea and Welsh cookies will be served.


The tree lighting and tea and cookie events are sponsored by the Scranton Neighborhood Pocket Park Collaborative, an initiative funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council that supports community dialogue and planning, leading to the use of a neighborhood pocket park as a host site for public events and humanities programs.


The Lackawanna County Library System is one of six area non-profit organizations participating in the effort under the leadership of the Scranton Area Foundation.



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