One of the area's most ambitious and focused volunteer groups is gone.
Members of the Tamaqua Beautification Association have disbanded after 25 years, in large part due to dwindling numbers, said a spokeswoman.
"We had our final meeting in November. There were six of us," said Karen Davison of Hometown.
The few remaining members donated treasury funds to other groups serving the Tamaqua area.
From its start in 1989, the TBA made a highly visible impact on the community, relying solely on volunteers who generously donated their time and resources.