Sorority news

Members of the Preceptor Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met Feb. 8 at the Clamtown Tavern. Lori Shmerfeld hosted the meeting, treating members to wings and pizza.

Topics discussed included upcoming events, including a pancake breakfast fundraiser on March 10 at Applebee's in Hazleton; the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on March 31 at the Bungalow Park; and the mid-eastern convention on June 22-24 in Gettysburg.

Following the business meeting, desserts were served by Donna Hiles and Secret Sister Valentine's gifts were exchanged.

The next regular meeting will be held Feb. 22 at the Sports Zoo in Lansford

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Feb. 16 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 63 members and one guest, Roxanne Dombrosky, in attendance. Vice President Nancy Gerber conducted the business meeting and provided her weekly report.

Secretary Joan Anne Garber provided the invocation, entitled "Each Day Is A Gift" and provided her weekly report.

Valentine's Day was celebrated, with Mike Rego selected as Valentine's King and Ruth Kemmerer as Valentine's Queen.

The group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., at the community center. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. The center is handicap accessible.

St. Peter's Union

The Rev. Cheryl Moore will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service this Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. Sunday school classes will meet at 10:15 a.m.

Also on Sunday, the Confirmation class will meet at 11 a.m.; and Cub Scouts meet at 6 p.m.

Activities for next week will include: Monday, women's Bible study at 6 p.m.; Tuesday, called to care committee will meet at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, midweek Lenten service at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, prayer group meets at 5 p.m., preschool board meets at 6:30 p.m., cherub choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m., senior choir rehearses at 7:30 p.m.

Zion Lewistown

An Ash Wednesday combined service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church in McKeansburg.

Rehearsal for the Easter Cantata will be held Feb. 23, at 7 p.m., at Christ Church.

Garden club scholarship

The South Schuylkill Garden Club is offering a $750 scholarship to a selected Schuylkill County student planning to further his or her education in the field of horticulture, floriculture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning, land management or related subjects.

Interested students must submit an application, with a letter of interest, two reference letters and an official high school/college transcript.

For an application package, or more information, contact "Porcupine Pat" McKinney at (570) 622-4124, extension 113, or email porcupinepat@yahoo.com. Deadline for applications is March 31.