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Published May 12. 2010 05:00PM

Walk Around the Block

At 2 p.m., Sunday, May 23, the public is invited to join a "Walk Around the Block with Betsy," of the Palmerton Area Historical Society.

It will feature the history and architecture of the buildings around the Borough Park, including the businesses in the 300 block of Delaware Avenue.

Large photos of the buildings as they once were will be featured.

The walk will leave from the Palmerton Area Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., at 2 p.m.

Rain date is May 30 at 2 p.m. There is no charge for this tour.

Library board

At 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, a Library board of trustees meeting will be held at the Palmerton Area Library.

For more information, call (610) 826-3424.

Postal Carriers Food Collection

Saturday's food collection by Palmerton area postal carriers totaled just over a ton of food for the CACPAC Pantry. The actual count was 2,016 pounds, plus one cash donation.

Demand for food at the monthly distributions is running substantially higher than previous years, and this will help assure that all those who need it are able to get it.

Food is distributed on the third Friday of each month, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Community Services building, Franklin Avenue, lower level.

Eligibility is based on living within the Palmerton Area School District and having household income of less than 150 percent of the poverty level.

For more information, call (610) 826-1190 on a distribution day.

Knitting Club

At 6 p.m., Monday, May 17, the Knitting Club will meet at the Palmerton Area Library. The club is free and open to anyone interested in needle crafts regardless of skill level.

Beginners are welcome.

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