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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE TIMES-TRIBUNE Maryann Tobin, of Avoca, serves dinners during the Queen of the Apostles chicken dinner in Avoca.

The weather could be better, but there’s plenty of food and fellowship to be found in the Triboro area, thanks to an abundance of March fundraisers.

Among the annual events slated for this month are Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Duryea’s Lenten Food Sales, Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca’s Spring Chicken Dinner, and Excelsior Hose Company No. 2 in Duryea’s Night at the Races.

Here’s a little info on each event:

Nativity Lenten Food Sales

Continuing a long-standing parish tradition, Nativity of Our Lord will hold three separate Lenten food sales in the coming weeks at Sacred Heart of Jesus Hall, 529 Stephenson St. in Duryea.

This year, there will be no Ash Wednesday food sale. Instead, the first sale will be the following week on Friday, March 15, when the parish will serve its famous homemade red clam chowder and seafood bisque, as well as homemade haluski, prepared or frozen homemade pierogies and pizza. There will also be a bake sale. The food will be sold from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until sold out.

Then, on Friday, March 29, the parish will serve its wildly popular homemade potato pancakes, along with homemade frozen pierogies and pizza (baked and unbaked), and there will be a bake sale. Again, food will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until sold out.

Finally, on Friday, April 12, the parish will again sell homemade clam chowder and seafood bisque along with homemade haluski, prepared or frozen pierogies, and a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or until sold out.

For more information on the food sales, contact the parish at 570-457-3502, rectory@nativityduryea.org, or NativityDuryea on Facebook.

Queen of the Apostles Spring Chicken Dinner

Speaking of delicious food, Queen of the Apostles Parish will again host its annual spring chicken dinner on Sunday, March 24, noon to 4 p.m. in the parish hall, 742 Spring St. in Avoca.

The dinner will include a half chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, a vegetable, homemade coleslaw, rolls, homemade dessert and beverages. In addition to the dinner, the event will include cash and theme basket raffles.

For those who would rather eat their dinners at home, take-out orders will be available from 11 a.m. to noon.

Tickets to the dinner are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger. To purchase advance tickets, call the parish office at 570-457-3412. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Excelsior Night at the Races

Excelsior Hose Co. No. 2 will host its annual Night at the Races on Saturday, March 30, at the Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave., Duryea.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the races beginning at 7. In addition to the races, the event will include plenty of food, refreshments and raffles.

Admission to the event is $3, with each horse costing $10. All attendees must purchase a minimum of one horse. However, horse owners do not have to be present to win.

For more information on Night at the Races, call570-457-2233 or send a message to Excelsior Hose Company No. 2 Duryea, Pa. on Facebook.