SHAMOKIN — Eighty-eight-year-old Bill Jaworski, who risked his life helping priests remove sacred items from St. Edward’s Church while it was burning 50 years ago, vividly recalls the disastrous fire today.

Jaworski, who has resided with his wife, the former Patricia Bartholomew, at 225 N. Rock St. for 61 years, said he was home when the fire broke out during the early-morning hours of Holy Thursday near his residence.

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