To aid troops

Lance Corporal John J. Kennedy Jr. and the 2nd Battalion/2nd Marines will be deploying to Afghanistan this fall. Parents and families of the division are planning to honor them by sending each of the 1,000 members a package during the holidays. It is their hope to bring comfort, smiles and a bit of home to them.

One item they are hoping to include in each package is a hand-knitted helmet liner. The group is seeking people willing to make them. The directions are specific to fit under their helmets and supply needed warmth.

They can be found on the Internet at www.the2-2family.blogspot.com [1] or by contacting the Kennedy family, (570) 645-5709.

Other items needed are: chap-stick, disposable razors, baby wipes (small portable-size packages), and Colgate Wisp disposable toothbrushes.

If you are willing to knit (or know someone who would like to knit), donate items or contribute financially to purchase items and help with postage, contact the Kennedy family, 12 E. Walter St., Summit Hill. Monetary donations will also be used to purchase wool to supply local volunteers for knitting the helmet liners.

The deadline for the collection is Nov. 4.

Election dates

The General Election in Carbon County and Summit Hill will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The Jeffersonian Democratic Club, Summit Hill, reminds voters of the following deadlines:

Last day to register before the election is Oct. 5.

Last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Oct. 27.

Last day for the county Board of Elections to receive absentee ballot is Oct. 30.

Anyone who needs an application to register or an absentee application can contact one of the following committee persons: First Ward, Michael Crampsie, (570) 645-7843; Second Ward, John Shemansik, 645-7933; Third Ward, William O'Gurek Jr., 645-3549; or White Bear, Debbie Giglotti, 645-5783.

Shade Tree plans

The Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission will conduct the fall planting in borough the last weekend in October. This is the 10th year the commission has been restoring and maintaining trees in the community.

Orders for new trees will be placed in mid-October. Any business or homeowner interested in participating can call Lou Vermillion, 645-9772, or John Kupec, 645-9964, for more information.

Coaldale

C.H.O.S.E. to host 'Renaissance'

The C.H.O.S.E. Recreation Organization "Autumn Masquerade Renaissance" will be held Sunday, Nov. 1 from 1-4 p.m.

The Renaissance is open to all children ages 1-12. Children must be in costume and accompanied by an adult. It will begin at the Coaldale Borough Hall at 12:30 p.m. and parade to the Coaldale Complex. In case of bad weather the parade will be canceled and children will come to the Coaldale Complex. The Complex will be turned into a Medieval castle where the children will be treated to lunch.

A Royal Court from Duke and Duchess to jesters will be selected. Lots of games, music, dancing, treats and surprises. To register or for more information, call (570) 645-7899, 645-4124, 645-9605 or register at Tommy's Restaurant in Coaldale. Volunteers are always welcome.

Nesquehoning

Woman's club

The Nesquehoning Woman's Club will meet on today at 7 o'clock in the social room of the Zion Lutheran Church. Ginny Novy, club president will preside.

The executive board will hold a meeting at 6:!5 p.m. prior to the regular meeting.