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Published May 18. 2011 05:20PM

Special Olympics annual competition

Special Olympics PA Carbon County is hosting its annual athletics competition on Saturday, May 21, at the Jim Thorpe Area High School Stadium.

The competition will begin at 11 a.m. A lot of volunteers are needed to help run this event successfully. Some of the areas where volunteers are needed for are registration, scorers table, runners for scores, set-up/clean-up, measurers, timers, athlete escorts, high-fivers, equipment retrievers and so on.

Volunteers should arrive about 8:30 a.m. to allow enough time to prepare before the athletes arrive.

Relay For Life

Relay For Life of Palmerton and Surrounding Areas will be held from 10 a.m. May 21 through 10 a.m. May 22 at the Palmerton Area High School stadium.

Spring Carnival

Crusaders For a Cause will hold its spring carnival Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 22 in the borough park.

Lions Club to meet

Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the Blue Mountain Community Service Center. Region Chairperson Liz McElwee will review the Community Needs Assessment with members. In addition, a program in memory of "Colby" the hearing dog is planned.

Any individual or business interested in learning more about Lionism, or attending a club meeting may contact membership chairperson Nick Hawkey at (610) 826-6465 or email him at

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