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Published April 27. 2011 05:00PM

Auxiliary membership drive

The Palmerton Hospital Auxiliary is currently holding a membership drive. Those interested in becoming a member, may join them for tea on Tuesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the hospital.

Lovey Irvin, membership committee chairperson, notes that there are many opportunities to get involved during the year. Other opportunities can be found at the adult day care center, the Owl's Nest (Palmerton Hospital gift shop), and at the Nearly New Thrift Shop. The efforts of volunteers allow these and other services to continue to be offered in our community. Women and men are both welcome and the rewards are immeasurable.

Concourse Club

The next gathering of the Palmerton Concourse Club will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 5 at the Blue Ridge Country Club for the members Anniversary Dinner.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the club, or for more information, call Joan at (610) 826-2716.

Knitting Club

From 6-8 p.m., Monday, May 2, the Knitting Club will meet at the Palmerton Area Library. The club is free and new members are welcome.

Holy Trinity Church

On Sunday, May 1, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will hold worship services at 8 and 10:45 a.m. A congregational meeting will follow the 10:45 a.m. service.

Following the service and meeting, a youth/family hike will be held from Little Gap to the "Gap" on the Appalachian Trail.

Camera Club

At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, the Palmerton Camera Club will meet at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton.

Come see Don Deiter's photos of the Mediterranean countries from Spain to Greece.

Palmerton HS Leo Club

The Palmerton High School Leo Club remained very active during the winter months. During late January and early February, the club sponsored a canned food and necessity drive. Students set up boxes and collected nonperishable items to donate to the Palmerton Pantry.

In March Leo Club members raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by selling paper shamrocks to students in the high school and raised $370 for the MDA. In April club members volunteered for Palmerton's Concourse Club's basket extravaganza. The students posted flyers on cars to promote the event, which occurred this past Saturday.

In addition, the club recently adopted five shelves at the Palmerton Library. Student groups from the club will organize the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal system.

The club has various projects in the works for spring.

Lions Club

At 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, the Palmerton Lions Club will meet at the Fireline Hotel. This will be Community Spirit Night and Installation of Officers. PDG Robert Neumoyer will be the presenter and installer.

Members are reminded to return club excellence process surveys at this meeting.

Members are busy planning for the annual Health Fair to be held at the Blue Mountain Community Service Center, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 14. The event is co-sponsored by the Blue Mountain Health System.

The Health Fair will include several health assessments, screenings, chair massages, opportunity to meet with representatives from the Blue Mountain Health System and agencies from Carbon and surrounding counties to receive information and education on a variety of health-related topics and services. There will also be a healthy cooking demonstration and an optional group walk at 11 a.m., weather permitting. Advance registration is preferred by calling (610) 377-7070.

Community members are also asked to drop used eyeglasses off at Houser Newman Eye Associates, Walters Optometric Center, First National Bank, Citizens Bank, all located on Delaware Avenue in Palmerton, and/or the Palmerton Area High School on Fireline Road, or bring them to the health fair.

Eyeglasses are recycled for those in other countries who are unable to afford corrective lenses. In addition, anyone needing financial assistance with eyeglasses can contact Jim Sheckler at (610) 826-4533. There are financial guidelines that must be followed by all applicants and a written application must be completed and approved.

For more information about Lionism, contact Nick Hawkey at (610) 826-6465 or email him at

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