Friends of Palmerton resident and Tamaqua native Patti Camerini Kohan are planning a benefit Chinese Auction to help defray Kohan's medical expenses. The event will be held Oct. 30 at the Hometown Volunteer Fire Company on SR54 in Rush Township. Organizers promise there "will be many items of interest, something for everyone."

Doors will open at noon while the auction will begin at 2 p.m.

For more information, or to donate an auction or food/baked good item, contact Mary Ann at (570) 668-2279 or Denise at (570) 645-7953.