Christmas is in September in Lackawanna County

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JERMYN -- Folks in Lackawanna County gathered for the ultimate holiday festival on Saturday.

Saint Michael's Orthodox Church in Jermyn is hosting its seventh annual Christmas in September Holiday Festival on Delaware Street. Each year, the fundraiser features homemade ethnic foods, baked goods, raffles, vendors, and activities.

"It is an opportunity to engage the community," said Father John Kowalczyk of Saint Michael's Center. "As the equinox has flipped towards fall, it is an opportunity, before the winter sets in the valley, to have a great time and to bring all the good people of goodwill together."

A classic car show is scheduled to take place in the same area on Sunday.