Panther Valley news
PV Golden Agers
At the Nov. 8 meeting of the Panther Valley Golden Agers a prayer for Veterans was recited by Norma J. Burke. Vice President Shirley Pavlick had a reading "Do Something Today." Minnie Kennedy led the group in a selection of patriotic songs.
The guest therapist from Miners Memorial will visit the club in the spring to lead in arm chair exercises.
Travel reports were given by Frank Karnish and Irene Hudasky for up coming trips. Mimi Marrin gave her Sunshine report.
There will be no meeting Nov. 29 since the Christmas Party will be held Nov. 28. The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 13. This meeting will have the birthday celebration for September, October, November and December. Students from OLOAA will provide musical entertainment.
A special Panther Valley Knee Hi meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sports Zoo in Lansford.
Free Thanksgiving dinner
Meed's United Methodist Church on West Catawissa Street in Nesquehoning will be hosting its annual free Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 21 in the church social hall.
All in the Panther Valley area are invited to attend, but requests reservations, so that everyone can be accommodated.
Dinners will be served at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling (570) 669-6142 or 669-9436.
Volunteers are always needed to help prepare and serve. Join the people at the church.
Meed's United Methodist Church Free will provide free haircuts on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SHHS to meet
The Summit Hill Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 7 o'clock in the society's museum on East Ludlow Street. Lee Mantz, president, will be in charge of the session.
Reports will be presented on the tinting of the windows at the museum, the society's newsletter, license plates and holders, and upcoming events, including a doughnut sale, a quilt and craft show and the Santa's Helper event.
The society's next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the museum.
The Summit Hill Lions Club will memorialize one of its members with the planting of a tree near St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, in memory of Joseph V. Pampanin, who died Oct. 13. He was a charter member of the club and before retiring was a Pennsylvania State Policeman and the Carbon County Detective.
At the club's recent meeting, past district governor Bob Argot was the guest speaker. He talked about the LCIF program and how it has assisted many people around the world.
As part of its community service initiatives, the Lions assist monthly with the preparation and distribution of food boxes to the needy on behalf of the Summit Hill Food Pantry. Members Janel Tirpak and Mary Ann Szczecina can be contacted by anyone interested in helping with the project.
The club will meet again on Tuesday, Nov. 23. The guest speaker will be Henry Desrosiers, Carbon County's director of Veterans Affairs.
Other dates on the Lions' calendar include: December annual Christmas social at date to be announced; Jan. 25 meeting Regional Chairperson Liz McElwee and Zone Chairperson Sandy Gallagher to be guest speakers; and Feb. 22 meeting Dr. Todd Banning will speak on the Heart Health Month observance.
Dr. Kenneth Vermillion is president of the club.
The weekly scripture sharing sessions hosted by St. Joseph Catholic Church, Summit Hill, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the church rectory.