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Tamaqua

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween parade

Registration forms are now available for the 45th Annual Tamaqua Halloween Parade set for Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Forms are available at the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce Office, 114 W. Broad St. Completed forms must include the name, address and phone number of a contact person, as well as the entrant's theme, number of floats, vehicles and marchers.

All participants will be called in advance of the parade with their position, set up location and entry number. The rain date is Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Band festival

The 15th Annual Land of the Running Water Marching Band Adjudication, hosted by the Tamaqua Area Raider Marching Band, will be held Sept. 24 at the Tamaqua High School Sports Stadium. This year's event will feature a dozen participating local high school marching bands; including Bangor, Emmaus, Exeter Township, Hamburg, Mahanoy Area, Minersville, Panther Valley, Pottsville Area, Southern Lehigh, Tri Valley, Williams Valley and Wilson.

Gates will open at 5 p.m.and the competition will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Board of Health

The September meeting of the Tamaqua Board of Health was held at the municipal building with Randolph Gormley, James Gormley, Earl Boettger, Shirley Becker, Health Officer Judith Hadesty R.N. and Health Enforcement Officer James Barron in attendance.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Sept. 8 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 75 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session.

Rose Valle provided the invocation, entitled "The Sun is Always Shining." Vice President Doris Brobst and secretary Joan Ann Garber provided their reports.

Jean Yanick was added to the sick list and updates were provided on the health of Carol Sedlock and Dolores Boyle

Friday, September 9, 2011

Community Fair

New Life Assembly of God Church will sponsor a free Community Fair this Saturday, from 4-7 p.m., at the Tamaqua Community Center. The center is located to the rear of Boyer's Food Mart, next to Willing Park.

Free activities will include a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, a dunk tank and games for kids. Free refreshments will include hot dogs and cotton candy.

The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call (570) 668-4059.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

TEPTO

The Tamaqua Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, which provides support for students in the Tamaqua and Rush Elementary Schools, will meet at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 12, in the Tamaqua Elementary School Library.

Topics for discussion will include activities for the 2011-2012 school year, including school projects, field trips, fundraisers and more.

Open house sessions have been scheduled for both schools.

At Tamaqua Elementary, open house will be held Sept. 21 in two sessions: grades 2 and 3 from 6-7:30 p.m.; grades 4 and 5 from 7:30-9 p.m.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Sept. 1 at the Tamaqua Community Center. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered an inspirational reading.

Rose Valle provided the invocation, entitled "Offer Up A Prayer." Vice President Doris Brobst, Treasurer Dolores Walck and Secretary Joan Ann Garber provided their reports. Refreshments included hot dogs, snacks and beverages.

An election of officers will be held in September. Nominations for positions will be accepted at the Sept. 8 meeting.

Friday, September 2, 2011

9/11 service

The annual Tamaqua Area 9/11 Remembrance Service will be held Sept. 11 at the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on SR54 in Hometown. The event will begin at 2 p.m. Richard Hadesty will again serve as master of ceremonies and guest speakers include many local dignitaries and military veterans.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. The service will be sponsored by the South Ward Playground Association, as it has every year.

The public is welcome to attend.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center has a variety of activities planned for September, including the monthly birthday celebration on Sept. 19.

Other activities for the month will include: Sept. 6, craft day; Sept. 7, bingo; Sept. 13, musical entertainment with Audrey Christ; Sept. 14, visit with Skye the dog; Sept. 21, Salvation Army service; and Sept. 27, cooking class.

In addition to weekly sing-a-longs, exercise sessions, a variety of therapies and social games, the center provides for hairstyling and manicure service.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Aug. 25 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 86 members in attendance. One guest, Gladys Neff, was welcomed.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and offered an inspirational reading. Rose Valle provided the invocation, entitled "Laugh at the Clouds." Vice President Doris Brobst and Secretary Joan Ann Garber provided their reports. An election of officers will be held in September.