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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Relay For Life

Relay For Life of Palmerton and Surrounding Communities 2011 will hold a final meeting prior to the event, which will be May 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the Palmerton Area High School.

For information, contact Connie Smith, Relay chairperson, at (610) 577-5087.

Palmerton Lions

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold an indoor meeting at the Moose at 6:45 p.m. May 17. Don Trexler, past district governor, will be speaking on Beacon Lodge work weekends.

Lions birthday wishes go out to Daniel Evans (May 16) and Theodore Martinez (May 17).

Guided tours at Locktender's House

The Locktender's House will be open for guided tours on Sunday, June 5 from 2-4 p.m.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Bloodmobile

An America Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held May 25 in Tamaqua. St. John United Church of Christ, Pine and Biddle streets, will serve as the collection site. Hours will be from 1-6 p.m.

Anyone 17 or older, who weighs at least 110 pounds and is in general good health is eligible to donate blood. Each unit of donated blood has the potential to help save three lives. Donor cards or proper identification will be required.

Donors may make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Student recognition

Friday, May 6, 2011

Summit Hill

Food distribution

The Summit Hill Food Pantry distributes food to the needy in the community on a monthly basis. Distributions are usually made on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The Summit Hill Lions Club members assist with the packaging and distributions of the food boxes.

Anyone wanting information about the pantry, or knowing someone who could use assistance, can contact Rose Marie Armon, (570) 645-3604 or Sandra Hill, 645-4617.

Cell phone drive

Thursday, May 5, 2011

PV Golden Agers

The annual Memorial Mass for the deceased members of the Panther Valley Golden Agers for the past year will be held on May 9 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church in Summit Hill at 11 a.m.

Celebrants for the Mass will be the Rev. Jim Burdess and the Rev. K. A. Medve.

The church is handicapped accessible.

The scheduled meeting will follow the Mass.

JROTC award night

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Blood drive

WZZO will be sponsoring a Blood Drive with The West End Kiwanis, Polk Volunteer Fire Company and Miller-Keystone Blood Center on Wednesday, May 11, at the Polk Fire Company, Route 209, Kresgeville, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The first 99 donors will receive a WZZO T-shirt. Lunch and dinner will be provided. No appointment necessary. Please contact Diane Wiest, RN, with any questions at: dwiest@hcsc.org, or (484) 225-8351.

Free clothing distribution

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Relay for Life

At 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, the Relay for Life of Palmerton and Surrounding Communities 2011 will hold a meeting at Palmerton Area High School. For information, contact Connie Smith at (610) 577-5087, or visit the website online at www.relayforlife.org/palmerton.

Community meal

From 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, a free community meal will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

The public is welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

VFW meeting

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Rush-Ryan seniors

The Rush, Ryan and Delano Senior Citizens Inc. met April 26 at the Ryan Township Fire Company with 39 members in attendance. President Eleanor Schmerfeld conducted the business meeting.

Chaplain Kathleen Valentine offered an invocation. Secretary Florina Martin read minutes from the previous meeting and provided the financial report.

Birthday greetings were extended to Madeline Heffelfinger and Neal Flexer.

The annual banquet will be May 10 at the Ryan Township Fire Company. Christy Joy will provide the catering.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Choral concert

The Tamaqua Senior High/Middle School Spring Choral Concert will be held this Thursday in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., with the concert slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.

A variety of numbers will be presented by the Middle School Chorus, the Jazz Chorale and the Concert Choir. Accompanists will include Steven Moyer, Julian Gerace, Erin Raymond and Emily Zancofsky.

The choirs are under the direction of John Buglio.

Senior news

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PV knee-hi

The Panther Valley Knee Hi will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 10 at 8 p.m.

at the Sports Zoo in Lansford.

PV senior center

The activities for the Panther Valley Senior Center have been announced by Fran Craigie, manager. For more information call (570) 669-9930.

The center will not be open from May 3-May 13 due to the Senior Games being held.