Free lunch for kids
During the school year a number of children receive free or reduced price school lunches. Research has shown that only one out of seven of these children gets the food needed in summer.
In 2012, the children's summer lunch program held at Meed's United Methodist Church in Nesquehoning served 1,600 meals to help these children. This summer the church hopes to continue that volunteer effort and is looking for help from the community.
Depending on attendance numbers and food costs, the church will need at least $40 each day. Lunches will be served four days each week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Monday, June 17 and continuing through Friday, Aug. 16.
Community support would be greatly appreciated in the form of money (to cover the cost of food, kitchen and bathroom paper and cleanup products); or time donated to help prepare, serve and cleanup, which is an essential part of this endeavor.
For more information or to volunteer, call (570) 669-9212.
VFW Post 8008 weekend events
Memorial Day weekend will be a busy one for the Nesquehoning VFW Post 8008 and its Auxiliary. The following is a list
of events and times. All members should attend the local services.
On Friday Joint Installation of officers will be held at the Post Home, beginning at 7 p.m. Officers are requested to be present by 6:30 for pictures and Auxiliary members are to bring dessert. The public is invited.
On Saturday the Post will participate in the dedication ceremony of the two new monuments sponsored by the local Lions Club on W. Catawissa Street, across from Turkey Hill, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
On Sunday services will be held at the outlying cemeteries, beginning at noon.
The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27. The parade will form at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center at 8 a.m. and pull out promptly at 8:30 a.m.
The Lansford Pool will be selling pool passes at the office tonight from 5-7 p.m. The pool will officially open for the season at noon on Saturday, June 8.
Fifty Members of the Panther Valley Golden Agers attended the annual Memorial Mass at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Summit Hill on May 13 to honor nine members who passed away in the past year. The Rev. James Burdess was the celebrant and hymns were provided by the chorus.
The next meeting of the Golden Agers will take place Monday, June 10.
Marian Class of 1973 to meet
Plans for the upcoming Marian Class of 1973 reunion will be discussed at a meeting to be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.
Anyone interested in helping to plan the event is encouraged to attend.