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Published June 15. 2011 05:01PM

Community meal

From 4-6 p.m., Thursday, June 23, a free community meal will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Enjoy a meal and fellowship.

Park concert

The concert in the park at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 19 will be by the Nazareth Area Community Band. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening of great entertainment. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Palmerton Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave.

Model Railroad Society

The Carbon Model Railroad Society will hold a Christmas in July Open House at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown, on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, from 1-5 p.m. The main HO scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool. The clubs HO and N scale displays will also be in operation on the second floor. Admission is free. The building is air-conditioned. For more information, call Garry at (610) 826-6636.

Lions Club

At 6:30 p.m., Monday, June 20, the Palmerton Lions Club will host a dinner meeting at the Fireline Hotel in Palmerton. Anyone interested in learning more about the club, or attending a meeting, may contact Nick Hawkey at (610) 826-6465.

Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile

Miller-Keystone Blood Center's recent bloodmobile drew 79 registrants, exceeding the goal of 75. Eighty units of blood were collected. A new procedure, scheduling donors on the Trima machines, kept both of them in use all day, and added 21 units to the 59 units of whole blood collected in the conventional manner. This visit was sponsored by Larry and Sandra Engle and held in Fellowship Hall at the First United Church of Christ.

The following donors reached gallon levels: Dale Smith, 5 gallons; Elizabeth Leshock and Joseph Parisi, 2 gallons. There were four first-time donors.

Volunteers included Harry Brown, "Biff" Hayes, CLIU #21 students Harold Depsy and Alec Cheeseborough, Helen Nonnemaker, Marilyn Ord, Perma Snyder, Katherine Ely, Shirley Neff, Pam Andrews, George Ashman, Mary Beth Beers, Romaine Biege, Jane Cervenak, "Honey" Cyr, Diane Danielson, Trina Ely, Thomasine Falcone, Jean Fritzinger, Shirley Greene, Jean Halmi, Betty Hartman, Cindy Heimbach, Marian Hoffner, Bernice Kleintop, Mariann Kmetz, Nancy Kresge, Paula Lendvay, Susan and Chris Olivia, Carol Papay, Evelyn Plechavy, Marge Porambo, Terri Sebelin, Betty Steigerwalt, Kathy Steigerwalt, Dorothy Strohl, Mary Taschler, Mary Tobia, Annette Wargo and Brenda Wentz.

The next Miller-Keystone community visit will be on Monday, Aug. 15.

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