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Published July 11. 2012 05:01PM

Historical society plans picnic

The Palmerton Area Historical Society is planning its annual picnic for Monday, Aug. 13.

So the committee will know how many people to expect, members and guests should contact society President Jane Borbe at (610) 767-5638.

The picnic will begin at 5:30 p.m. at member Bert Holczman's farm in Ashfield.

Hot dogs and beverages will be provided.

Those attending are requested to bring a casserole or dessert, their own utensils, and lawn chairs. Swimming will be available.

The rain date is Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Boccie training

Special Olympics PA Carbon County is starting its annual Boccie training Saturday, July 14 at the Palmerton Area High School Tennis Courts, and are in need of several volunteers to help with the trainings and future boccie events.

Volunteers should arrive about 8:30 a.m., to allow enough time to set up the courts and prepare before the athletes arrive at 9 a.m. Boccie practice will run until noon, and be held every Saturday through Oct. 20.

Anyone who is available to volunteer can contact Sheri at (610) 737-0469, or

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