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Published November 17. 2009 05:00PM

Class reunion

Reservations for the Catholic Schools class reunion still has a few days to contact someone. To make reservations e-mail Marie Nihen at or Betty Pampanin at or visit the school's Web site at


Kids' Christmas party

The Nesquehoning Recreation Center will host a Nesquehoning Kids' Christmas party on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. All kids must be 10 and under. To register call (570) 669-9121 or 669-5554. Someone will return your call to confirm reservation. The deadline is Nov. 29.

Free Thanksgiving meal

Meed's UMC will host its annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 22 with servings at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Come out to enjoy the meal and fellowship and share all of the blessings the past year has brought.

In order to prepare, the church is asking those interested in attending to call (570) 669-6142 or 669-9346 to make reservations for the time of the seating that they would like to attend.

Summit Hill

Historical Society

The regular monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Historical Society will be held at the museum Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the museum on East Ludlow Street.

The nominating committee will make a report as to the slate of officers for the coming year. Election of officers will be held at the December meeting.

All members of SHCIO are invited to attend to discuss plans for working together on future projects. Anyone interested in local history and working to improve Summit Hill is welcome.

Carol Miller will report on the society's latest project of replacing worn and illegible tombstones of Summit Hill's Civil War veterans. Also, Lee Mantz will report on the success of his pictorial history of Summit Hill.

For more information about the society and its ongoing work, contact President Maxine Vermillion, (570) 645-9772.

Office to be closed

The Summit Hill Water Authority office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Bloodmobile planned

The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will visit Summit Hill in December. Sponsored by St. Joseph Catholic Church, the bloodmobile will be headquartered in the church hall on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 2-7 p.m. A goal of 35 pints has been set.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center is the only blood supplier to our local hospitals (Blue Mountain Health System Lehighton and Palmerton, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Miner's Memorial, Coaldale).

Choir to rehearse

St. Joseph Catholic Church choir will rehearse on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in the church. Bob Ames, director, will be in charge and welcomes new members.

Church meeting

The D.O.C.S. group of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, will meet tonight at 7 o'clock in the church.

Scripture sharing

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, sponsors scripture-sharing group sessions on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the church hall. The group is studying the "New Testament, Letters to the Romans."

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