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Members of Palmerton Historical Society provide guest memberships

Published January 20. 2011 05:00PM

During the Jan. 10 meeting of the Palmerton Area Historical Society President Jane Borbe said several people were attending for the first time, some as a result of phone calls and the free guest memberships which may be given until the end of January by anyone renewing their membership.

George Ashman, acquisition chairman, said he received a ticket for the Jersey Central to take people to the New York World's Fair at a cost of $1.20. He has a picture supposedly from the Lehigh Gap but cannot identify where it was taken. Another acquisition was a Jelly Irving painting.

Ashman would like input both on the Lehigh Gap picture and a Harvest Fest paper which is undated but filled with ads for a festival that occurred in early fall.

The ecumenical service in the Little White Church was standing room only with over 100 people attending. The church was decorated in white, blue and silver. Individual candles were lit for the singing of "Silent Night."

Pastor Jody Neifert gave the message and Carol Thomas played the antique pump organ. Jason Steigerwalt sang a solo.

There are 26 quilts on display at the Heritage Center. Enough were received that the display will be changed every three or four months.

The historical throws are still available at the Heritage Center.

Palmerton manager Rodger Danielson will talk about oil at the February meeting and the Blue Mountain Paranormal group will give a report of its visit to the Little White Church in March.

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