Faith Alive Church

Faith Alive Church, 678 Pine St., Palmerton (located in Bowmanstown), will hold Candle Light Christmas Eve services at 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 24.

For information, call (610) 852-2805. All are welcome to attend.

Open House

The Carbon Model Railroad Society continues to hold its open house at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown, from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 26, 27, and Jan. 2, 3.

For information, call Garry at (610) 826-6636.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold two worship services Christmas Eve. At 7:30 p.m., there will be a celebration of the birth of Christ with family and friends. This service will be led by the children of Holy Trinity. At 10 p.m., there will be a traditional service with carols, candlelight and communion.

All are welcome to attend either or both services.

Happy Holidays

As your Palmerton correspondent, I would like to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy, and healthy, New Year. Churches, clubs and organizations are welcome to call or send me information concerning special services and/or meetings. Call me at (610) 826-4913, or mail me at Lenora Robertson, 664 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA, 18071. I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Please note the address change.

Bloodmobile Results

In spite of inclement weather and seasonal illnesses, 65 potential donors registered for the Wednesday, Dec. 9 Miller-Keystone bloodmobile at the First United Church of Christ in Palmerton. Although this was below the target of 75, it produced 60 units of blood, thanks to multiple-unit donations on the Trima machines.

The following people reached gallon levels: David Snyder, 8 gallons; Donald E. Berger, 4 gallons; Shirley Kuntz, 3 gallons; Eileen Dailey, 1 gallon. Four first-time donors registered.

Even volunteers were in short supply. Nancy Thomas was refreshment buyer and preparer; Jean Behler and Helen Steinmetz split the canteen aide duties. Shirley Neff and Charles Ermert were all-day donor aides. Harry Brown assisted Miller personnel in setting up and tearing down the equipment in the First United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall.

In advance of the bloodmobile, Gwen Rodrigues prepared posters, and George Ashman distributed them. Phone calls to prospective donors were made by Pam Andrews, George Ashman, Romaine Biege, Mary Beth Beers (two lists), Martha Boruta, Jane Cervenak, Mary Elizabeth Cyr, Diane Danielson, Katherine Ely, Thomasine Falcone, Linda Finley, Rita Goidich, Shirley Greene, Jean Halmi, Anita Harry, Betty Hartman, Cindy Heimbach, Marian Hoffner (two lists), Susan Hunsicker, Bernice Kleintop, Nancy Kresge, Paula Lendvay, Cecelia McLaughlin, Helen Nonnemaker, Susan and Chris Olivia, Evelyn Plechavy, Marge Porambo, Terri Sebelin, Anna Marie Stemler, Betty Steigerwalt, Kathy Steigerwalt, Dorothy Strohl, Mary Taschler, Mary Tobia, Annette Wargo, Tara Wargo, and Brenda Wentz. In addition, e-mail messages were sent to all previous donors who have supplied e-mail addresses.

The next Miller-Keystone community bloodmobile is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. The bloodmobile originally planned for Palmerton Area High School in early December has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Palmerton Schools

The Palmerton Area School District announces that schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, Dec. 23, and then be closed for the winter holiday until Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.

Please note the following details that will have an effect on bus schedules: secondary students (7-12) dismissal at 11 a.m.; elementary students (K-6) dismissal at 11:45 a.m.; all a.m. and p.m. kindergarten students will attend the a.m. session. (Early dismissal day schedule for kindergarten students: 8:30 to 11:45 a.m.)