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Published June 30. 2010 05:00PM

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, July 3. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Persons missed, or those wishing to dispose of papers throughout the month, may take them to the garage across from the church on Fireline Road, which is always open. In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Park concert

The Palmerton Band will perform a concert Thursday evening, July 1, in the Palmerton Borough Park. Please note the change, as their will be no concert on Sunday. Please bring a lawn chair. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Borough Hall.


The Palmerton Area Library, located at 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, has started a volunteer program. As a volunteer, you may be asked to work in the book sale, summer reading program, be a weekly reader, or work with special projects. A volunteer may also adopt a shelf, work on a scrapbooking project, or help shelve materials. Volunteers can be a family group, adult, student, or social group.

Please call the library at (610) 826-3424, or come to the library for more information and a volunteer application.

Teen advisory group

The Teen Advisory Group will meet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 7, at the Palmerton Area Library. The group, for students in grades 7-12, welcomes new members. Stop in, or call the library for information.

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