Penn Forest firemen had the distinction of leading a parade in Quakertown. It happened because the company in 1969 bought its fire truck from the Quakertown Fire Co. No. 1. The Quakertown company dedicated its new firehouse. A parade marked the occasion and the company wanted its old truck to lead it. The Penn Forest firemen made the trip and had the front spot. The truck was driven by Robert Solt, Penn Forest fire chief. Riding with him was H. Louis Kresge, member of the company, and the Quakertown fire chief.
Palmerton Area High School held its senior awards assembly recently in the high school auditorium.
Students and the awards they received are as follows:
Kelli Arner - Charles Fabian Memorial VFW Post 7134 Award ($50); Palmerton Area Girl Scouts Award ($100); Marietta T. Recker Memorial Scholarship ($200); Senior Spirit Achievement Award ($100); Harley E. Shupp IV Memorial Award ($100); Softball Parents' Club Award ($50); Student Council Award ($100); Outstanding Senior Award, Softball (Plaque).
An AARP driver safety course will be presented at the Penn-Kidder Sr. Center Rt. 903, Jim Thorpe on August 3 and 4 beginning at 10 a.m. each day. This class is the eight hour class and is designed for those attending for the first time or those desiring a more in-depth presentation.
The class is designed for drivers 50 years old and older and is classroom instruction only.
Last December teams of teachers in 11 school districts were among many schools across the state that competed for monetary awards from Verizon Foundation.
Panther Valley High School was awarded $15,000 to develop math lessons that were aligned to the new PA Standards Aligned System. Additionally, the team of Candice Gimbor, Mary Hoffman, Emily Wank, and Elizabeth Walsh received training on Pennsylvania's new Standards Aligned System.
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