Palmerton community news
From 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, a free community dinner will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a free meal and fellowship. All are invited.
The Meals on Wheels program in Palmerton is always seeking more deliveries. Can you spare one hour a week for a worthy cause? Deliveries are made from the Palmerton Hospital about 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, holidays included. Each route requires less than one hour. If you can't commit for a certain day each week, perhaps you would be willing to substitute as needed. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Meals on Wheels coordinator Richard Bowman at (610) 826-3141, ext. 1163.
The Knitting Club will meet at the Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, on Monday, Feb. 21 from 6-8 p.m. The club is free, and new members are welcome. Call the library at (610) 826-3424 for more information.
Tax forms are available at the Palmerton Area Library. All the forms and booklets that are displayed on the rack near the magazines are free to the public. The forms that are not on display can be requested at the desk, and the staff will make copies. You may call the library at (610) 826-3424 to see which forms and booklets are available.
The Friends of the Library are sponsoring its Annual Photography Show on March 27. If you are interested in displaying your photos for the show, contact the library for more information.
High school bloodmobile
Miller-Keystone Blood Center's visit to Palmerton Area High School on Feb. 8 drew 30 registrants among students and staff, and 26 units of blood were collected 19 whole blood and seven fractions.
Members of the National Honor Society who assisted with registration and recognition were: John Achtermann, Rebekah Ahner, Ben Andrews, Aaron Cook, Vanessa Evans, Jillian Farkas, Liz Hahn, Greta Hartsell, Kelsey Hay, Amber Hettler, Brianna Hoglen, Kalyn Lehr, Karl Pielmeier, Katie Reimer, Jordan Ruzicka, Steven Semmel, Cheyann Sensinger, Jen Snyder, Chuck Sterling, Abby Storm, and Derek Szena. Adult volunteers were Carol Papay, Lucille Rex, and Helen Steinmetz.
Miller-Keystone's community bloodmobile visit to the First United Church of Christ on Thursday, Feb. 10 drew 80 potential donors. This exceeded the goal of 75. Although seven donors were deferred, 69 units of whole blood and 2 units of red cells were collected. The visit was sponsored by Erika and Kyle Ahner. The following donors reached gallon levels: Leon Techentin, 22 gallons; Helen Nonnemaker, 18 gallons; William Shook, 9 gallons; Janice Mack, 8 gallons; Jane Cervenak, 6 gallons; Ricky Kistler and Sherry White, 2 gallons each; Rickey Frey, Barry George, Barry Hahn, Kelly Heinrich, Jill Kostenbader, and Michael Shafer, 1 gallon each. There were three first-time donors.
Volunteers at the bloodmobile included Harry Brown, "Biff" Hayes, Helen Nonnemaker, Carol Papay, Lucille Rex, Helen Steinmetz, Arlene Dombrosky, Shirley Neff, Pam Andrews, George Ashman, Mary Beth Beers, Romaine Biege, Jane Cervenak, Diane Danielson, Trina Ely, Jean Fritzinger, Rita Goidich, Shirley Greene, Jean Halmi, Anita Harry, Marian Hoffner, Bernice Kleintop, Nancy Kresge, Paula Lendvay, Susan and Chris Olivia, Evelyn Plechavy, Marge Porambo, Terri Sebelin, Betty Steigerwalt, Kathy Steigerwalt, Dorothy Strohl, Mary Taschler, Mary Tobia, Tara Wargo, and Brenda Wentz.
The next Miller-Keystone community bloodmobile will be on Monday, April 11.