Summer lunch

The South Ward Playground Association will once again conduct a free summer lunch program for all local children up to and including the age of 18. Lunches will be served weekdays, starting June 14, from noon to 1 p.m., at the South Ward Playground.

The program is an off shoot of the free school lunch program, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The non-discriminatory program is open to all children regardless of race, origin, religion, etc. In addition to a healthy lunch, participants will be offered a variety of summer activities.

The playground is located between Penn and Race streets in Tamaqua's South Ward.

Rush watchdogs

The Rush Township Concerned Citizens Watchdog Group will hold its monthly meeting this Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hometown Fire Company. New members are always welcome.