There were more visitors than usual at the March 8 meeting of the Palmerton Area Historical Society. Three of them were from the neighboring Eldred Township Historical Society. They were Helen Mackes, Joyce Gower and Constance Andrews.
Secretary Betsy Burnhauser said Palmerton will be the first company town on the list of historic places. It's designation has been approved.
Acquisitions were received from as far away as New Hope and Florida reported George Ashman. He is looking for information about a quart milk bottle for Beltz Farms which sold raw milk. The information was painted on the bottle.
Another item is a soda bottle with Caro Caro molded into the glass. It was used in North Carolina between 1910-20. It was well before the Coca Cola franchise came to Palmerton. Does anyone know of a Palmerton connection?
A wedding is scheduled for the Little White Church in June. During April a day will be set to remove the Christmas decorations.
Ashman retrieved a door a neighbor was throwing away that will fit the bathroom at the church. Rory Koons of the Aquashicola Fire Company donated fire extinguishers for the church.
President Jane Borbe said there were four entries in the poster contest, all from the Carbon Career and Technical Institute's graphic department. Trese Merkle is the winner and will receive $150.
The Founders' Day tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., March 21, at the Heritage Center. It will be a meet and greet with the previous officers and board members.
On April 24 a dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ. All tickets will be sold in advance at the Heritage Center and the library. A historical throw will be available by prepaid order. Connie Reinhart will provide the pictures.