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Old Fashioned Miner's Picnic to feature flags of American history

  • ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured at the mine's Miner's Memorial Monument are long time volunteers, from back left, Joe Forish, member, No. 9 Mine and Museum; David Kuchta, President; Shawn Frederickson, AACA; Jan Le, mine volunteer; Dave Bielen…
    ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured at the mine's Miner's Memorial Monument are long time volunteers, from back left, Joe Forish, member, No. 9 Mine and Museum; David Kuchta, President; Shawn Frederickson, AACA; Jan Le, mine volunteer; Dave Bielen, treasurer AACA; Cheryl and Jim Laub, Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League; and Ruth West, board of directors, No. 9 Mine and Museum.
Published May 22. 2012 05:01PM

It will be a grand old time on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend at the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford as they celebrate the holiday with their annual Old Fashioned Miners Picnic.

The event will feature many activities, such as an Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Car Show, homemade ethnic foods, mine tours, wreath laying, a Civil War encampment and a special display of Flags of American History by the Carbon County Navy Club. Other attractions will consist of music, the feel of pomp and circumstance ceremonies, the smells of homemade ethnic foods, the sights of vintage and classic cars and the sounds of Civil War soldiers.

The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is open to the public. Admission, parking and presentations are all free. The event, which will be held rain or shine, will also feature two sections of a petrified tree, which were donated by Lehigh Anthracite Coal, LLC.

For more information about the event, call (570) 645-7074 or visit their website at http://no9mine.tripod.com.

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