Due to a federal mandate, the Tamaqua Area School District has raised the price of a school lunch for the 2011-2012 school year. As of Aug. 30, the cost of a school lunch will be $2.30 at the senior high and middle schools, and $2.05 at the district's three elementary schools.
For further information, visit the district's website at www.tamaqua.k12.pa.us  or call (570) 668-2570.
The Tamaqua Seniors met Aug. 11 at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club for an annual picnic. The 82 members in attendance enjoyed a meal catered by Christy Joy.
The afternoon included a Chinese auction, card playing and bingo.
The group meets every Thursday, at 1 p.m., at the community center. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join. Every meeting is followed by social and pinochle games.
The South Ward Neighborhood Committee will meet Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., in the South Ward Community Center, at the South Ward Playground. The public is welcome to attend.
St. Peter's Union
The Rev. Cheryl Moore will officiate at the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday in St. Peter's Union Church, Mantzville. Summer Sunday school will be held at 10:15 a.m.
Also on Sunday, the church board will meet at 10:45 a.m.
The Called to Care group will meet Tuesday, at 7 p.m.
The Tamaqua Blue Raider Cross Country Boosters will meet today, at 6:30 p.m., on the steps of the Tamaqua Senior High School.
For more information, or directions, contact Sara Tite at (570) 645-3117.