A summer without church picnics? How COVID-19 is taking its toll on a NEPA tradition

BY: - April 9, 2020

SCRANTON, Pa. — The potato pancakes and hamburgers sizzle on the grill. Volunteers douse pierogis in butter, fry pizza fritta and bake haluski. Parish picnics, carnivals and festivals provide the sounds and smells of summer in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Along with fire department festivals and some municipal food festivals, the church fundraisers fill residents’ social calendars. […]