Summit Hill

Preschool openings

The Little Angels Pre-School, now a division of Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, has openings in the programs for the 2009-2010 school year. There is a two-day program for 3- and 4-year-olds, and a three-day program for 4- and 5-year-olds. Also offered is a full-day program for the three-day class.

Parents interested in registering their child(ren) can do so by calling Stephanie Alexander at (570) 645-5878.

Presbyterian church

The Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, formerly the First Presbyterian Church of the Panther Valley, Summit Hill, will hold its picnic/service at Mauch Chunk Lake Park on Sunday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Regular worship services will resume on Sunday, Sept. 20, as follows: Sunday school and adult Bible study, 9 a.m.; and worship service, 10:30 a.m. Communion will be celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.

Food distribution

The Summit Hill Food Pantry conducts a monthly distribution of food boxes to the needy in the community. Anyone in need of the assistance, or knowing of individuals or families who do, is asked to contact Rose Marie Armon, (570) 645-3604, or Emma Weaver, 645-7348.

The pantry, a non-denominational entity, is always in need of donations and manual assistance. To donate items or your time, contact the above persons as well.

The Summit Hill Lions Club has taken on the task of assisting the pantry with its distributions as a service project. Boxes are usually packed on a Thursday (Sept. 17), beginning at 9 a.m., and are distributed on the fourth Tuesday (Sept. 22), starting at 9 a.m. The Second Harvest truck delivery of commodities (which needs to be unloaded) usually takes place on the last Thursday of the month (Sept. 24). Lions Club members are reminded of these upcoming dates and can contact President Kenneth Vermillion for additional information on helping with the duties.

Legion to meet

The monthly meeting of American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the post home. Commander W. Kevin O'Donnell will be in charge of the session.

A meeting of the Home Association will immediately follow the post's meeting.

CCD classes

The first CCD class of the new academic school year for students of St. Joseph Catholic Church who attend Panther Valley schools will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. Registration dates are Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Church hall and Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon in St. Katharine Drexel Hall, Lansford.