It was moving day for Christian Action Council of Palmerton Churches (CACPAC), a ministry of 15 Palmerton area churches that assists those in need. CACPAC had been informed it had to vacate its rent-free location at the Blue Mountain Community Service Center, 217 Franklin Avenue, by July 1 because the building had been sold to one of the physician groups that had outgrown the space for their practice and needed more space. Richard Nothstein has come to the rescue, at least temporarily, by inviting CACPAC to move into the former Golden Key market, located at the corner of Fourth and Delaware Ave. in Palmerton. Charlie Silliman, CACPAC pantry coordinator said CACPAC will be open on its regular third Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 17, thanks to an army of CACPAC, Palmerton High School students and Boy Scouts from Troop #20 volunteers that worked on transporting all the items from its former location and stocking the shelves at the new location. Silliman, while extremely grateful to Nothstein's generous offer to allow CACPAC to use the facility, he is hoping for a more permanent location to be found. He also wants everyone to know that the new location does not have phone service and if anyone must contact him to call 610-826-4335.
Stocking shelves at CACPAC's new location
Thursday, June 16, 2011