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The Caravan will make seven stops around the state from May 8 through 11, and for anyone interested in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, the nearest the Caravan and head coach James Franklin will be to the region is a lunchtime stop at the Penn State Hazleton Campus in West Hazleton on May 9.

Franklin is the guest speaker at every event. Here are the other stops:

May 8
York – Penn State York campus (lunch)
Philadelphia/King of Prussia – Valley Forge Casino (evening reception)

May 9
Hazleton – Penn State Hazleton campus (lunch)
Harrisburg – Penn State Harrisburg campus (evening reception)

May 10
Pittsburgh – Omni William Penn hotel (evening reception)

May 11
Altoona – Altoona Heritage Discovery Center Casino (lunch)
Williamsport – Genetti Hotel (evening reception)

I believe this is the first time in the Caravan’s history that it hasn’t made a trip to either Scranton or Wilkes-Barre, and I believe this is the first trip to Hazleton.