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Published December 29. 2011 05:01PM

LALLC to meet

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Carbon Career and Technical Institute in Jim Thorpe. Members are asked to make a note of the change in the meeting date.

Dolly Woody from the Susan G. Komen Foundation will be on hand to accept a check from proceeds raised during the recent quilt raffle.

Borough representatives will also be visiting. Lions are encouraged to invite a guest or family member to attend the dinner. Reservations can be made by contacting Linda Benner at (610) 377-3685.

Community members are encouraged to place used eyeglasses at any of the following Lehighton locations: Lehighton High Rise, First Street; Lehighton Library, South Street; PNC Bank, First Street; Wells Fargo Bank, Interchange Road; Jim Thorpe National Bank, 4th Street; Mallard Market, Second Street; Lehighton Municipal Building, Second Street; Dr. Hawk Dental Office, South Third Street; Dr. Dematte Chiropractic, Interchange Road; Wells Fargo Bank, Interchange Road; PNC Bank, Route 443; and Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, 12th Street.

Eyeglasses are recycled for those in other countries who are unable to afford corrective lenses.

Anyone needing financial assistance with eyeglasses can contact committee chairperson, Lisa Whitehead at (610) 379-4002. There are financial guidelines that must be followed by all applicants and a written application must be completed and approved.

Anyone interested in learning more about Lionism or anyone who would like to attend a meeting should contact Sandra Whiteman at (610) 377-1506 or email the club at

Beltzville Lions Club

Beltzville Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at Zion United Church of Christ, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton. This meeting will be the official visit of District Governor Scott Dudley.

During this meeting two new charter members, Donna Honigman and Melissa Binder, will be inducted into the club. This brings the club membership up to 35 members. The club recently chartered.

Anyone interested in attending a meeting to learn more about the Beltzville Lions Club may contact membership chairman Gail Maholick at (610) 533-9311 or email

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