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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured with Tamaqua's 2011 Little Miss Spirit of Christmas Madelyn Jones, 8, are organizers Judy Hoppes, left, and Linda Yulanavage. Madelyn is the daughter of Matt and Jennifer Jones, Tamaqua.

The Tamaqua Spirit of Christmas Festival committee has announced that the 2011 Little Miss Spirit of Christmas is Madelyn Jones, 8, a third-grade student at the Tamaqua Elementary School, and the daughter of Matt and Jennifer Jones of Tamaqua.

Balloting for Little Miss Spirit of Christmas took placed Nov. 14-25 at the Wells Fargo Bank.

Eleven girls, in third through fifth grades in the Tamaqua Area School District, including St. Jerome Regional School, participated in the holiday contest.

Monday, November 28, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Boyle

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Boyle of Coaldale recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 17, 1951 in SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church by the late Monsignor Nicholas Terna.

Mrs. Boyle is the former Julia Hutta, daughter of the late Paul and Mary Hutta. Mr. Boyle is the son of the late Donald and Grace Boyle. They are the parents of four children: Joseph of Bethlehem, Thomas of Tamaqua, Susan Lopata of Nesquehoning, and MaryKay Horvath of Summit Hill. They also have 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Monday, November 28, 2011
Kallie Kilgore and Allen Strohl

The engagement of Kallie Kilgore of Hellertown to Allen Strohl of Lehighton has been announced by the couple, together with their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barb Heschl of Hellertown, and Martin Kilgore of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2004 graduate of Saucon Valley High School She attended Lehigh Carbon Community College. She is currently employed full time.

Friday, November 25, 2011
Jason D. Deiter and Katrina M. Ehret

The engagement of Katrina M. Ehret of Lehighton to Jason D. Deiter of Slatington has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dale J. and Peggy A. Ehret of Lehighton.

She is a 2005 graduate of Palmerton Area High School as well as a graduate of Empire Beauty School in Whitehall.

She is employed as an administrative assistant at Standard Metal Industries, LLC in Lehighton.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Kathleen R. Deiter of Slatington and the late Dennis W. Deiter, formerly of Macungie.

Friday, November 25, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Berger

Kristi Strohl, daughter of Keith and Susan Strohl of Lehighton, and Scott Berger, son of Colin Berger and Denise Brotzman of Kunkletown, were united in marriage on Aug. 6, 2011 at Middlecreek Christian Church in Kunkletown.

Pastor Wes Wales officiated at the double ring ceremony. Tamara Lehig was the pianist. Lamont Sherer was the vocalist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Clarissa Bartholemew of Parryville to be her maid of honor.

Friday, November 25, 2011
Mark Bower and Kristy Borger

The engagement of Kristy Borger, Kunkletown, to Mark Bower, also of Kunkletown, has been announced by her parents, Gary and Perma Borger of Kunkletown.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School.

She earned a bachelor of arts in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice and social work from East Stroudsburg University.

She is employed by Sanofi Pasteur.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Maureen and George Bower of West Deptford, N.J. He is a 2005 graduate of West Deptford High School in New Jersey.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Brian Edward Hawk and Rebecca Kim Zerfuss, 803 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe.

William John Kattner Jr., 399 Court St., Lehighton, and Rachael Jewel Zigarski, 1102 Bridge St., Lehighton.

Anatoli Kotow, 124 Ginsberg Circle, Albrightsville, and Kortney Jade Clause, 101 Mauch Chunk St., Lehighton.

Richard James Davidson III and Jennifer Ann Rupert, 3984 Forest Inn Rd., Aquashicola.

Christopher Todd Ritter and Jennifer Ann Stermer, 105 Dead End Lane, Lehighton.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Preparing to sing a song of Thanksgiving are, from left, Julia Smith, Jesse Waksmunski, Grace Gruber, Timothy Arace and Paige Reph.

Dressed as Pilgrims and Indians, students at Jack and Jill Preschool, Lehighton, celebrated the goodness of Thanksgiving on Tuesday, with songs and homemade treats for their families.

It was the 25th year for the annual event. Some of the songs the 4- and 5-year-olds sang included "Albuquerque is a Turkey," "Lord We Thank Thee For This Food," and "If You're Happy and You Know It."

The children's costumes were made by their parents or guardians.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The third annual Breakfast with Santa will take place at Roadies Restaurant at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, from 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday, Dec. 11.

The event is sponsored by Blue Ridge Communications, Penn's Peak, Roadies Restaurant and Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Breakfast with Santa will benefit children through the local Dream Come True Chapter, with a donation of $1 from every breakfast.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Sweet smooch

Shannon Serfass caught this candid moment of her tender tots as her son, Bradley, 3 gave his sister, Brooke, 1, a sweet smooch as they were walking in a field on their farm. "I caught this picture just in time. I didn't even ask them to do this," she says. They are the Grandest Kids of Mammy and Pappy, (Winnie and Stephen Serfass of Kunkletown) and Nona, (Darlene Mosteller of Jim Thorpe.) They are also the Great-Grandest Kids of Great-Grandpappy, (John Serfass of Kunkletown.) Bradley loves his tractors and being outdoors. Brooke loves her doll babies and coloring.