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Sumit Hill/Lansford news

Published June 03. 2011 05:47PM

PV senior center

The Panther Valley Senior Center has announced its events for the month of June. The phone number is (570) 669-9930.

On June 6, there will be a bus leaving to see the Joey Dee Show at the Mohegan Sun at 10 a.m. It is already filled to capacity. The center will remain open. June 7 is penny game at 11 a.m. and a Sunshine meeting afterward. June 8 is exercise at 10 a.m. and can bingo at 11 a.m. On June 9 blood pressure screenings will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 10 is exercise at 10 a.m. and Deal or No Deal at 11 a.m.

The Farmer's Market Vouchers can be obtained with a photo ID from noon to 2 p.m. at the center. Lunch is served at 11:30 that day. This is the only day that vouchers can be obtained. June 14 is Birthday Bingo at 11 a.m. June 15 is exercise at 10 a.m. and also a trip to Heisler's after lunch. June 16 is horseshoes and bocci at 11 a.m. June 17 is shopping on the CCCT at 9:30 a.m. and exercise at 10 a.m.

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St. Paul Lutheran

The Rev. Robert Brueckner, a retired pastor from Nescopeck, will be the guest minister at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, on Sunday, June 5. He will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

The parish's Confirmation class will meet on Sunday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the church and the monthly meeting of the WELCA group will be held on Tuesday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m. in the church.

Methodist Charge

The service schedule for the Coaldale/Summit Hill United Methodist Charge for Sunday, June 5, is as follows:

Worship services will be held at 9 a.m. in the Summit Hill United Methodist Church and at 11 a.m. in the Coaldale United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Burgess Gordon will officiate at both services.

Democrats meet

The monthly meeting of the Jeffersonian Democratic Club, Summit Hill, was held last week in the borough hall. Nathan Halenar, president, chaired the session.

The members discussed volunteering for community projects, including helping the Summit Hill Recreation Commission and Diligence Fire Company in the recent Stay-at-Home Festival.

On Saturday, June 11, the club members will do a cleanup project in the cemetery areas on the eastern end of town. Volunteers will meet there at 9 a.m.

Membership in the club is open to any registered Democrat.

Food distribution

The Summit Hill Food Pantry distributes food to the needy in the community on a monthly basis. Distributions are usually made on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

The Summit Hill Lions Club members assist with the packaging and distributions of the food boxes.

Anyone wanting information about the pantry, or knowing someone who could use assistance, can contact Rose Marie Armon, (570) 645-3604 or Sandra Hill, 645-4617.

SHHS Class of '51

Members of the Class of 1951 of the former Summit Hill High School will hold their 60-year reunion on Sunday, June 26, at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Class members are reminded replies are due by June 6. For more information, contact class member Mary Scapanda, (570) 645-5816.


Committee needs

The Lansford Improvement Committee is accepting unwanted household items, toys, electronics, and furniture for its upcoming rummage sale. The rummage items can be dropped off at the Lansford Ambulance Hall every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. through June 15.

The committee is a nonprofit organization that holds free events for the children of the community throughout the year and depends on the vital support of the community.

For more information on the committee, contact Renee Slakoper, (570) 249-4764.


Attends conclave

Stephen Higgins of town along with his daughter Karen Remaley of Lehighton returned home after spending several days attending the 158th Grand Conclave of the Grand Commandery of Knights of Templar of PA in Pittsburgh.

The conclave opened with a divine service. They also attended the Division Commander's banquet, followed by the Grand Tournoi Ball. The next day they attended the Grand Commander's banquet.

The speaker for the evening was Sir Knight David Goodwin, Right Eminent Deputy Grand Master of Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the USA. Many reports were presented. Higgins is the chairman of the credentials committee and gave his report in the body of the open conclave. An election was held for new officers followed by a public installation. Higgins is a member of Packer Commandery #23 stationed in Jim Thorpe.

Lions meeting

The Nesquehoning Lions Club will hold a very important meeting on Monday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is urged to attend to vote on the sale of the Lions' building.

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