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Palmerton - Lehighton

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Over 60 Club

The Over 60 Club of Palmerton will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at noon in the Palmerton Borough Hall, 401 Delaware Ave.

There will be bingo and cards.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Trinity happenings

Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, will hold First Saturday worship with Holy Communion at 5 p.m. on Jan. 5, with the Rev Michael Frost presiding.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Jan. 5. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

LAHS Class of 1968 plans reunion

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1968 will hold a reunion meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Lehighton American Legion to start planning the 45-year class reunion. Anyone interested in helping plan the reunion is asked to attend the meeting.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

In spite of their busy holiday schedules, 78 potential donors registered for the Miller-Keystone Palmerton community blood drive on Wednesday, Dec. 19, and 70 units were collected. This drive was sponsored by Larry and Sharon Engle, and Janet Snyder.

The following donors reached gallon levels: Carl Behler, 18 gallons; Nancy Kresge, 15 gallons; Thomas Lager, 10 gallons; Dale Smith, six gallons; Shirley Greene, five gallons; Barry George, three gallons; George Elliston, one gallon. There were five first-time donors.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dial-a-Devotion

The December Dial-a-Devotion speakers are: Sunday, Kenneth Leffler; Monday, Jenny Keiper; Tuesday, Shirley Stamm; Wednesday, Betty Power; Thursday, Rose Marie Austin; and Friday, Jean Mertz.

Call (610) 377-1612 24 hours a day for an inspirational message.

Dial-a-Devotion is ministry LIFE (Lehighton Interfaith Fellowship).

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Trinity happenings

Seasonal decorating of Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are welcome to participate in the hanging of the greens and adorning two live trees with lights and "Chrismon" ornaments. A Chrismon is shortened from "Christ" and "mono" gram. The Chrismons were first developed in 1957 by Frances Kipps Spencer at Ascension Lutheran Church, Danville, Va. They are ornaments to proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ through the use of symbols.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Miller Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will conduct its bimonthly Palmerton community blood drive on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Borough Hall. Registration hours are 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. This visit is sponsored by Larry and Sharon Engle, and Janet Snyder.

Blood can also be donated to a specific person. Ask the registrar for a dedication card.

High school students who did not donate at the school in November can donate on Dec. 19, and still be eligible to donate at the school in late February.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas program at St. Peter Church

St. Peter Evangelical Congregational Church, 177 Main Road, Lehighton, will present a Christmas program, "This is Christmas," at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. The program includes an instrumental program and children's presentation. The church is handicapped accessible, with easy access by wheelchair.

LASD elementary Student of the Month

Lehighton Area School District announced the Students of the Month for the month of November.

East Penn Elementary

Kindergarten Mrs. Betz: Arthur Hawk; Mrs. Zehner: Madison Stuby

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Cantata

Faith Alive Choir will present its annual Christmas Cantata on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

The Cantata, entitled, "Only Love," is a soprano, alto, tenor and bass mosaic of voices and events that reshaped the course of human history.

Faith Alive is located at 678 Pine St., Bowmanstown. For more information, call (610) 852-2805. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a time of Christmas music.