South ward treats

Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison has set Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., as Trick or Treat Night in the borough. The South Ward Neighborhood Committee and the South Ward Playground Association will combine forces to provide a safe trick or treat event that evening and are extending an invitation for residents of the ward who wish to participate.

Residents are welcome to bring their Halloween treats to the playground and set up a table. There will also be arrangements for those unable to attend, but still willing to have their treats distributed to the little ghouls and goblins. SWNC Chairwoman Louise Howells suggests participating residents place a sign on their doors, directing youngsters to the playground area.

"Treaters" are welcome to pre-register to ensure there are enough tables.

For more information, call Kathy at 668-4804 or 668-1251.

Cross country

The Tamaqua Raider Cross Country Boosters will meet today, at 6:30 p.m., in front of the Tamaqua Area Senior High School. Anyone interested in supporting the teams is welcome to attend.

Democrats to meet

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats will meet today, at 7 p.m., at the East End Fire Company. The meeting will be followed by a rally for the November election candidates.

The public is welcome to attend.

United Way

Baked good donations are needed for a bake sale at Tamaqua Borough Hall. The event will be held this Friday, oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Schuylkill United Way.

For more information, contact Karen at (570) 668-0300.