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Thursday, April 5, 2012

M & T Bank and Mrs. T's Pierogies have teamed together to help fire victims of a recent fatal row home fire that occurred last week on East Coal Street in Shenandoah. Four families were displaced by the fire. Monetary donations can be made out to: "Shenandoah Fire Victims Fund" and mailed to M & T Bank, 2 South Main Street, Shenandoah, PA 17976.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Diligent Fire Company on Center Avenue, will hold their 65th annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7, starting at 1 p.m. at the company headquarters. The event is open to children up to the age of 10. Prizes will be awarded and all children entering will receive a chocolate bunny.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is now accepting proposals for its first grant cycle of 2012. Applications must be received electronically by 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, to be considered.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Educating everyone about the country of Ecuador, Leticia Mercado stands ready at her exhibit on the South American nation at Penn Kidder's Multicultural Night

Hundreds of visitors came to the Penn Kidder Elementary School's Multicultural Night to learn about the 62 countries represented by the exhibits that were on display in the school's gymnasium.

All of the exhibits were the work of members of the school's seventh grade classes.

Each of these exhibits overflowed with facts, photographs, flags, maps, recipes, and something that was a real crowd-pleaser, samples of ethnic foods distinctive to each country.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The annual quilt show of the Polk Township Historical Society will be held June 10. It was discussed at the April 2 meeting. Donations are needed for the raffle, said Dorothy Davidson, vice president.

So far they have some gift certificates, a four-quart crockpot and a rag quilt, among others. There will be at least 10 meat-product prizes purchased from Haydt's Meat Market. A silverware service for eight has been donated.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
SPEICAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Some Eldred Township Historical Society members brought to the meeting objects they found and wondered if anyone could identify them. If anyone knows what these objects are, please call Brenda Dorshimer at 610-381-3895 or email her at shrub@ptd.net.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Nesquehoning Ambulance Corps is presently conducting its 2012/2013 subscription drive. The subscription is for unlimited emergency transports along with paramedic services provided by Lehighton Ambulance Association.

Subscription is for anyone 18 years or older. Family members under the age of 18 and residing in the same household as the subscriber will be covered for out of pocket expenses.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The District 5 CYO Spelling Bee was held March 25 at St. Jerome's Regional School in Tamaqua. Participating schools included St. Jerome's, Our Lady of the Angels Academy, St. Joseph Regional School, St. John Neumann, SS. Peter and Paul and McAdoo Catholic Schools. Fifth grade winners were: Katie Spillman of St. Joseph's, third place; Alyssa Igo of St. Jerome's, second place; and Jacub Kantyka of OLOAA, first place.