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Published April 09. 2010 05:00PM

Summit Hill

Borough council

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Borough Council will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the borough hall. Joseph Weber, president, will be in charge of the session.

Shade Tree plans

The Summit Hill Shade Tree Commission will be conducting its annual Arbor Day planting of memorial trees on Saturday, April 24.

The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. in Memorial Park, adjacent to the post office.

Trees will be planted in various parks in the borough and will be ordered in the next few weeks. Anyone wishing to purchase a tree in memory or honor of someone may contact Lou Vermillion, (570) 645-9772, or John Kupec, (570) 645-9466.

The public is invited to the ceremony and volunteers are always welcome to help with the plantings. Since the Shade Tree ordinance was enacted in 2000, the commission and volunteers have planted over 400 trees in the parks and along the streets in Summit Hill.

Annual campaign

The Diligence Fire Company No. 1, Summit Hill, has announced its annual fund drive for 2010. The drive is the company's major source of income and assists the company in capital expenses, including truck loan payments, equipment and operational expenses.

The firemen are hoping for a substantial increase in participation in the fund drive, since only 47 percent of the borough residents gave a year ago.

Included in the fund drive mailing is a donor survey form. The firemen are asking residents to complete the form to allow them to have more information about households in the event they are summoned. Information about elderly persons, handicapped individuals, pets, etc., helps the firemen have a better understanding of what they can expect to find upon response.

Residents can mail their donation and survey form to the fire company or they can be dropped off at the borough hall, John's Auto or Breslin's Hilltop News.

Old cell phones

The Summit Hill Lions Club is collecting old and unwanted cell phones. They can be working or non-working and can be dropped off at the home of Tom and Janel Tirpak, 2 E. Walter St., Summit Hill, or Northeast Chemical and Supply Company, Lansford, or they can be given to members of the club.

Memorial Mass

The annual Mass in memory of deceased members of the Panther Valley Golden Age Club will be held on Monday, April 12, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill. The Revs. Kenneth Medve and James Burdess will officiate. The public is invited to attend.

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