Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Christmas Gathering at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Country Inn and Suites, 1619 Interchange Road, Lehighton. Lehighton Council will be furnishing beverages. Those attending should bring a favorite hors d'oeuvres, snacks or desserts to share with Chamber members. Also, feel free to bring an adult beverage.

This year, as in prior years, instead of exchanging gifts we request those coming to bring one or more nonperishable food items and/or a cash donation that could be given to our local food pantry in Lehighton.

Donations of door prizes will be accepted.

RSVP by Dec. 10 to Earl F. Schneider, office manager at (610) 377-2191 or email lacc@ptd.net.