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Summit Hill News

Published April 19. 2010 05:00PM

Summit Hill

Lions to meet

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Lions Club will be held on Tuesday, April 27, at the Viennese Villa, Coaldale. Dr. Kenneth Vermillion, president, will be in charge of the session.

The evening will start with a "meet and greet" social from 5-6 p.m., followed by a meal and program. The speaker will be Jeanette Richards from St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital. Micah Gursky will also be in attendance and offer remarks. A brief business meeting will also be held.

The Lions are serving as the sponsor for the newly formed Weatherly Lions Club. That club will hold its Charter Night program on Sunday, May 23.

For more information, contact Dr. Vermillion at 645-7663 or,

The club members are 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.

Scripture sharing

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, has resumed its weekly scripture sharing program. The next get-together is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the rectory.

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.

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