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Published June 09. 2010 05:00PM

Palmerton Area Library

At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, the Palmerton Area Library will present a Kid's Rock Concert. This free concert will be the official kick-off for the Summer Reading Program, which is offered at the library during June and July.

The concert will feature Ricky and his band Ovmium76 from Allentown. They sing popular kids' songs to a rock beat, which will involve lots of audience participation. Kids of all ages will enjoy this entertaining evening in the upstairs gallery at the library.

"Make a Splash! Read !" is the theme for the summer reading program at the library. For kinds kindergarten through Grade 1, the library will present puppets, stories, crafts on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. from June 18 through July 30.

Children in grades 2-6 are invited to participate in books, games, and activities presented by the library staff on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. from June 18 through July 30.

Two special programs have been scheduled for this age group. On June 18, "What is Weather?" will be presented by Cathy from Super Science and Amazing Art. On July 9, Dan Kunkle, from the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, will present a program called "What's in the Water?"

A new offering this summer will be stories, songs, and movement for preschoolers through age 5 on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. starting June 17, and continuing through July 29.

All the programs are free and open to all children. No advance registration is required. Call the library for more information.

Mystery Trip

The Palmerton Area Historical Society will meet on Monday, June 14, in the parking lot across from Hager's Furniture before 6 p.m. to carpool to a "mystery" destination. This annual event has been quite popular among both historical society members and their guests, and replaces the customary meeting at the Palmerton Library.

Park concert

Kicking off the Sunday evening concerts in the Palmerton Borough Park will be a concert presented by the Palmerton Band. The concert will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 13 in the park bandshell. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the borough hall, 443 Delaware Ave. Bring your own lawn chair. This week's concert is sponsored by the Concourse Club.

George Family Reunion

The 84th annual George Family Reunion will be held Sunday, June 13, at the Palmerton Rod & Gun Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch from 12-1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish to share. A program and other activities will follow lunch. Bring a lawn chair.

Miller Bloodmobile Results

The Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile on Friday, June 4, drew 73 registrants to the Fellowship Hall of the First United Church of Christ. Between the whole blood donations and the fractions collected by the Trima machines, 65 units were collected. Donors reaching various gallon levels included Richard Furler, Susan Parisi, and Dale Smith, three gallons; Donald H. Berger and Dennis Rehrig, two gallons; and Gary Mertz, one gallon.

Volunteers that day included Nancy Thomas, Lillian Strohl, Perma Snyder, Helen Steinmetz, Jeanette Christman, Shirley Neff, Arlene Dombrosky, Gwen Rodrigues, George Ashman, Pam Andrews, Mary Beth Beers, Martha Boruta, Jane Cervenak, "Honey" Cyr, Trina Ely, Thomasine Falcone, Jean Fritzinger, Rita Goidich, Shirley Greene, Jean Halmi, Betty Hartman, Anita Harry, Cindy Heimbach, Marion Hoffner, Susan Hunsicker, Bernice Kleintop, Nancy Kresge, Paula Lendvay, Helen Nonnemaker, Susan Olivia, Carol Papay, Evelyn Plechavy, Marge Porambo, Terri Sebelin, Betty Steigerwalt, Kathy Steigerwalt, Dorothy Strohl, Mary Taschler, Mary Tobia, Annette Wargo, Tara Wargo, and CLIU students Jamie Beers, Kristina Falcone, Mat Gould, Kyle Hagenbuch, supervised by teachers Grisele Atherholt and Tracy Porembo.

Several of the volunteers were also donors.

The next Miller community bloodmobile is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 11.

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