The June 11 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers was held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lansford, 1 East Abbott St. The meeting was called to order by President Ronnie Bazik, with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Verna Lazorchick read a poem for observance of Flag Day. Irene Hudasky led the singing of patriotic songs. New member Estelle Sverchek was introduced and welcomed by the group.
Rose Marie Mikulski was recognized for her work with the American Cancer Society and Sue Dopira, Verna Lazorchick, Fran Hager, Helen Neifert were also recognized for participation in the Senior Games.
Members celebrating birthdays in January, February, March, April, May and June will be honored at the next meeting to be held on Monday, June 25 at St. John's Slovak Lutheran Church, Lansford, beginning at 1 p.m.
Lunch for children
A free lunch program for school-aged children of the Panther Valley School District is offered Monday through Friday at the Summit Hill Heritage Center, the former St. Paul United Church of Christ at Hazard and Chestnut streets, Summit Hill.
The program, a partnership of the center, the Lansford Summit Hill Community Partnership and the Feed the People organization, is operated in conjunction with the Pa. Department of Education.
The lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m.
The program is operated through donations that have been received from churches, an employer, the 14-Acre Farm, White Bear, and anonymous citizens. The largest donors have been the KME Corporation, Nesquehoning, and the Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansford.
Volunteers are being sought to help serve the lunches. Those volunteering do not have to attend all five weekdays. Even one-day-per-week volunteers will be appreciated.
For more information about the program, or to volunteer, call Rita Trucios, (570) 645-1480, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Members of the Summit Hill Community Improvement Organization are reminded there will be no monthly meeting held in July.
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Summit Hill Borough Hall.
Maxine Vermillion, president, will be in charge of the session.
The Little Angels Pre-School, a division of Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, is now accepting registrations for the 2012-2013 school year.
Classes are held at the OLOAA school building in Lansford.
There are two programs, as follows: 3-year-olds, who attend half-day sessions two days a week; and 4-year-olds, who attend sessions three days per week with full-day session options.
The school also offers a school care program called ECP.
For more information on any of the Little Angels programs, parents can call Kim Feisel, (570) 778-5092.
St. Paul Lutheran
The Rev. George P. Zacharda, a retired pastor from Catasauqua, will be the guest minister at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, on Sunday, June 24.
He will deliver the sermon during the 9:30 a.m. worship service.
St. John Lutheran
Tonight at 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 1 E. Abbott St., Lansford, will hold an informal worship. This will be a spiritual, peaceful, evening service with Holy Communion. All are welcome to this relaxed, brief, musical, evening prayer. For those who wish to come early, a free simple supper is served at 6 p.m., followed by a brief adult Bible study and confirmation program at 6:30. For more information call the Rev. Marjorie Keiter, (570) 273-4038
Meed's Food Bank
The Nesquehoning Food Pantry located in the Meed's Methodist Church, 126 West Catawissa St., will hold its monthly distribution of nonperishable food items to those in need on Friday, June 22, from 1-3:30 p.m. Please note the change of day for this month only.
Recipients must reside in the borough of Nesquehoning and fall within TEFAP income guidelines. Area residents are asked to please consider donating their time to help keep the food pantry operating for those in need.
Borough office closed
The office of the Coaldale Borough secretary will be closed the week of June 25-29. Sanitation payments can be mailed to Coaldale Borough, P.O. Box 116, Coaldale, PA 18218, or dropped in the payment slot at the borough office.