Summit Hill

Shade Tree Commission

The Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission will conduct its annual fall street planting on Oct. 28-29. Any resident or business who would like a tree planted in front of their property can contact Lou Vermillion, (570) 645-9772, or John Kupec, 645-9644. Trees will be ordered in the near future. Volunteers to help with the plantings, watering and care of the trees are welcome.

Absentee voting

Borough residents who desire to vote by absentee ballot in the upcoming General Election can do so by applying for a ballot. There are two acceptable reasons for requesting an absentee ballot: out of the county and medical conditions that prohibit persons from going to the polls.

Anyone needing an application for an absentee ballot can contact Bill O'Gurek, (570) 645-4148.

St. Paul Lutheran

The blessing of animals will take place during the regular worship service at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, on Sunday, Oct. 10. The day will begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. Pet owners are asked to bring photographs of their pets to receive a special blessing for them.

St. Paul's will hold a special congregational meeting immediately following the worship service. All church members are encouraged to attend this meeting of importance.

Lansford

Bloodmobile planned

St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, will host a Miller-Keystone Blood Center bloodmobile on Monday, Oct. 11, in the church social hall.

The bloodmobile hours will be from noon to 6:30 p.m. Miller-Keystone serves all the area hospitals with blood complements.

For more information or to schedule a donor time contact John Karnish, (570) 645-3994.

Public rosary

The fourth annual public square rosary recitation will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16, beginning at noon at Kennedy Park in town. Those attending are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.

The event is being hosted by St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, as part of the nationwide "America Needs Fatima" program.