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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The descendants of Weaver John Fretz and his brother, Christian, will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at St. Matthew's Kellers Church, 3668 Ridge Road, Perkasie, Pa., to celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the first Fretz family reunion. The family arrived in Bucks County from Germany in the 1720s and has spread to many states in the U.S. and Ontario.

Thursday, July 21, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Ten-year-old Aaliyah Stanley of Lehighton enjoys her sugar-free yogurt with oatmeal at the Lehighton Municipal Swimming Pool. The pool has added healthy food to its refreshment stand options.

At the Lehighton Municipal Swimming Pool refreshment stand, you can buy typical selections like hamburgers, pizza and ice cream.

You also can purchase sugar-free yogurt with oatmeal, chicken fiesta salad, and other healthy options.

Chrissy Mayernik, coach for Tuff Camp based in Lehighton, which periodically meets at the pool, said Tuff Camp has given the pool $250 to add a healthy menu to the refreshment stand.

"We encourage people to eat healthy," said Mayernik. "Some people are here five to seven days a week. We hope they eat more than just cheeseburgers and fries."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Phillip Albert Gasker and Danielle Cheri Litchauer, 324 N. Eighth St., Lehighton.

Mark James Carlin and Becky Ann Babel, 824 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Barbara M. Keilman-Shermanand David S. Zellner

The engagement of Barbara M. Keilman-Sherman of Andreas, to David S. Zellner, has been announced by the couple.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gary and Helen Keilman of Tamaqua. She is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and Bloomsburg University. She is employed in Allentown.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jewel and the late William D. Zellner of Andreas. He is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and Thaddeus Stevens State School of Technology. He is employed in Pottsville.

The wedding is set for Nov. 12, 2011.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The 79th Annual Reunion of the Strohl Family will be held Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Palmerton Memorial Park beginning at 1 p.m. Family members are asked to bring a covered dish. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch. Bring cakes for the cakewalk and a small prize for bingo.

Please bring old family pictures and other Strohl mementos for discussion.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Walck

Aaron Walck and Heather Graeff were married at 1 p.m. June 25, 2011 at the All Saints Episcopal Church, Lehighton.

The Rev. Jane Bender presided over the double ring ceremony. Patricia Cook was the vocalist and John Kadillak was the organist.

The bride is the daughter of Elaine and Kerry Graeff, of Orefield.

The bridegroom is the son of Charity Walck, of Lehighton.

Presented in marriage by Jake Warner of Kunkletown, the bride was attended by matron of honor Kayla Kromer of Lehighton. Bridesmaids were Rachael Stofanak, Allentown; and Kerrilynn Davis, New Tripoli.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The annual Carbon County Fair, Palmerton, announces it will host the Hershey Cocoa Classic Cake contest; the Pennsylvania's Annual Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest and the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest. The deadline to enter the contests is July 30.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS

Nine-year-old Allysyn Kruzik, daughter of Nicole and Ron Kruzik of Northampton, will be competing as a Junior Pre-teen State Finalist in the Miss Pa. pageant. The pageant will be held Aug. 5 and 6 at the Hilton Towers in Harrisburg.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A reunion for all students who attended Packerton School before it closed in 1959 is being planned for Saturday, Sept. 17.

Information on all students, whether or not they plan on attending the reunion is requested. Class representatives are also now accepting reservations. Deadline for reservations for the reunion is Aug. 20.

Information can be submitted to Barry Lee Ahner by calling (610) 377-4240 or write him at 58 Beaver St., Rear, Lehighton, PA 18235.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

June Heiney, a resident at the Village in Palmerton, observed her 86th birthday on June 24.

The daughter of the late Olive and Victor Behler, she was born in Tamaqua, and attended elementary school there until her parents moved to Lower Towamensing in Palmerton. She then went to the Aquashicola school where she graduated as a 10th-grade student in 1941. She went on to complete her education and graduated from the Stephen S. Palmer High School in Palmerton in 1943.

June was employed as a sampler in the testing department of the New Jersey Zinc Co. laboratory.