The Eastern Schuylkill Republican Committee will host a rally this Thursday, at 7 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center. County and local candidates will be in attendance. Speakers will include State Sen. Dave Argall, State Rep. Jerry Knowles and county commissioner candidates Frank Staudenmeier and George Halcovage.

A dessert reception will follow and door prizes will be awarded.

The Eastern Schuylkill Republican Committee includes Coaldale and municipalities within the Tamaqua Area School District.