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Published October 19. 2011 05:02PM

Old FashionedHay Ride and Fall Fest

An Old Fashioned Hay Ride and Fall Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Lehigh Canal Park in Weissport. The event features hay rides along the canal towpath and homemade food, pumpkin patch and children's activities. Special accommodations are available for those in need. The event is sponsored by the Beltzville Lions Club, Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission, Walnutport Canal Association and L-TNT Pyrotechs Inc.

Beltzville Lions to meet

Beltzville Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the hospital community room at Sixth and Iron streets, Lehighton. The agenda will include discussion of the Charter night celebration. Anyone interested in learning more about the club or would like to attend a meeting should call (610) 377-5559 or (610) 533-9311 or email

LALLC plans board meeting

Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Gothard Realty office, Interchange Road, Lehighton. Board members who are unable to attend are asked to notify President Lisa Whitehead before the meeting.

The club is preparing for it's Breakfast with Santa in December.

Community members are encouraged to place used eyeglasses at any of the following Lehighton locations: Lehighton High Rise, First Street; Lehighton Library, South Street; PNC Bank, First Street; Jim Thorpe National Bank, Fourth Street; Mallard Market, Second Street; Lehighton Municipal Building, Second Street; Dr. Hawk dental office, South Third Street; Dr. Dematte Chiropractic, Interchange Road, Lehighton; Wells Fargo Bank, Interchange Road; PNC Bank, Route 443; and Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, 12th Street.

During the month of August, the club collected 46 pairs of used eyeglasses.

Anyone interested in learning more about Lionism or who would like to attend a meeting should contact Sue Anthony at (610) 377-9015 or email her at or email the club at

TOPS meeting on Tuesday

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 1643 will meet Tuesdays at Zion United Church of Christ, 225 Iron St., Lehighton. Weigh-ins are at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. For additional information, call Dawn at (610) 657-1025.

Zoning officer hours

The Lehighton Zoning Officer's new part-time hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:30-4:30 p.m.

For your convenience, call (610) 377-4002 prior to coming to the office.

Halloween parade

Lehighton Halloween Parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. The rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.

Trick or Treat night

Lehighton Trick or Treat night will be Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. Please leave your porch lights on for the Trick-or-Treaters.

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