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Published November 16. 2011 05:01PM

Thanksgiving Eve Service

A Thanksgiving Eve service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, at 7 p.m. Nov. 23. This will be an informal service in the Fellowship Hall. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be served. All are invited to bring cookies and your favorite coffee mug.

Teen Advisory Group

The Palmerton Area Library Teen Advisory Group will meet at the library after school Thursday, Nov. 17 to plan for a holiday party for the younger kids. This group is open to anyone in grades 7-12. For more information call the library at (610) 826-3424.

Early dismissal

Palmerton Area School District has announced that schools will be have early dismissal Monday, Nov. 21, Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Secondary students will dismiss at 11 a.m. and elementary students will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. All morning and afternoon kindergarten students will attend the morning session and will dismiss at 11:45 a.m.

Palmerton schools will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24; Friday, Nov. 25; and Monday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Lions Club to meet

The Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at the Fireline Hotel. District Governor Scott Dudley will address the membership. Members are encouraged to bring a guest to the meeting.

The club is planning for its upcoming Santa visit to Palmerton Hospital.

Community members are reminded to donate used eyeglasses at Houser Newman Eye Associates, Walters Optometric, First National Bank, Citizens Bank, all located on Delaware Avenue in Palmerton and/or the Palmerton Area High School located on Fire Line Road or by giving them to any Lions member. In addition, anyone needing financial assistance with eyeglasses can contact committee chairman, Jim Sheckler at (610) 826-4533. There are financial guidelines that must be followed by all applicants and a written application must be completed and approved.

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

Successful PAHS Blood Drive

Forty-two students and faculty registered for the Miller-Keystone blood drive at Palmerton Area High School on Nov. 7.

The drive collected 33 units of blood. Richard DeSocio reached the 2-gallon level.

The following National Honor Society students assisted with the set-up, registration and recognition: John Achtermann, Rebekah Ahner, Ben Andrews, Aaron Cook, Brittany DeFrain, Vanessa Evans, Great Hartsell, Kelsey Hay, Kalyn Lehr, Karl Peilmeier, Michelle Rickert, Steven Semmel, Cheyann Sensinger, Jen Snyder and Charles Sterling.

The next Miller-Keystone community blood drive will be Friday, Dec. 16, at the First United Church of Christ. Anyone deferred on Nov. 7 is invited to try again then. There will be another blood drive at Palmerton Area High School in the spring.

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