Panther Valley news
Booster club meeting
The Panther Valley Grappler Club will be holding a booster club meeting on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the high school library. All parents are encouraged to attend.
A bloodmobile sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will be located in the church hall on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 2-7 p.m. A goal of 35 pints has been set.
The event is being held for the benefit of the Miller-Keystone Blood Center, which is the only blood supplier to our local hospitals Blue Mountain Health System, Lehighton and Palmerton, and the St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network (Miner's Memorial, Coaldale).
The Rev. James Burdess, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, has announced the schedule of holiday Masses for Christmas.
They will be held on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at 4, 7 and 10 a.m., and on Christmas Day at 9 a.m.
The students of Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, will present "The Legend of the Christmas King" for family members and friends as a pre-Christmas presentation.
The show will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 12:45 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford.
The choir of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will rehearse on Thursday, Dec. 17, after the 6:30 p.m. Mass, and on Monday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.
Robert Ames, director, will be in charge and invites persons interested in joining the choir to attend.
Parishioners of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, will be presenting "The Christmas Pageant" during the holiday season. Children ages 3-5 are welcome to participate but must have a parent or guardian participating also. Rehearsal will take on Sunday, Dec. 20, beginning at noon. For additional information, contact Mary Beth Risteter, (570) 645-3428.
David Robert Dressler, an eighth-grade student at Our Lady of the Valley Academy, Lansford, received the sacraments of Baptism, Penance and Confirmation recently during a Mass held at the school. The Rev. Kenneth Medve, pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, the boy's parish, officiated.
David is the son of David and Eileen (Hochstadter) Dressler.