Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Sept. 4. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Persons missed, or those wishing to dispose of papers throughout the month may take them to the garage across from the church on Fireline Road at any time. In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Historical Society

The Monday, Sept. 13 meeting of the Palmerton Area Historical Society will be another trip; this time to the Lehigh Gap Nature Center. To car-pool, members and guests should gather at the parking lot opposite Hager's Furniture, by 6:45 p.m.

The Historical Society will have its "Covered Bridge" stand at the Palmerton Community Festival, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 10-12.

Festival entertainment

The entertainment at the Palmerton Community Festival is free with no admission fee or parking fee.

On Friday, Sept. 10, Jesse Wade will perform from 5-7 p.m., followed by Tim Gillis Band & Crazy Elmer from 8-11 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Tracy Lee & Co. will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hollywood Nights will perform from 3-6 p.m., with the Mahoney Brothers from 8-11 p.m. In the bandstand, the Palmerton Community Band will play from 1-3 p.m., and Nicole Donatone will be from 6-8 p.m.

On Sunday, Sept. 12, Midnight Special will perform from noon-2 p.m., followed by Jeremiah James & The Tandem Band from 3:30-5 p.m. Twitty Fever will be on main stage from 6-9 p.m. At the band stand, Shake, Rattle & Soul will perform from 2-3:30 p.m. Reading Escapades will have children's storytelling and games in the bandstand from 5-9 p.m.