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Palmerton Community News

Published October 24. 2012 05:03PM

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive results

Miller-Keystone's Oct. 19 community blood drive at the First United Church of Christ drew 67 registrants, and 60 units of blood were collected. The visit was sponsored by "an anonymous friend." William Hayes reached a total of three gallons, and Donna Hopstock reached one gallon. There were three first-time donors

A great deal of volunteer effort goes into preparing for and running a blood drive. Volunteers include: Pam Andrews, George Ashman, Mary Beth Beers, Romaine Biege, Harry Brown, Jane Cervenak, "Honey" Cyr, Diane Danielson, Arlene Dombrosky, Thomasine Falcone, Jean Fritzinger, Rita Goidich, Shirley Greene, Jean Halmi, Anita Harry, Betty Hartman, "Biff" Hayes, Cindy Heimbach, Marian Hoffner, Bernice Kleintop, Nancy Kresge, Paula Lendvay, Shirley Neff, Helen Nonnemaker, Darlene Nothstein, Susan Olivia, Carol Papay, Evelyn Plechavy, Marge Porambo, Lucille Rex, Gwen Rodrigues, Terri Sebelin, Perma Snyder, Betty Steigerwalt, Kathy Steigerwalt, Mary Taschler, Tara Wargo, Brenda Wentz, plus several CLIU students.

The next Miller-Keystone community blood drive will be Wednesday, Dec. 19. There will also be a "closed" drive (students and school personnel only) at Palmerton Area High School on Monday, Nov. 5.

Lions to meet

Palmerton Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Palmerton Library.

Members are encouraged to bring a guest and/or family member to the meeting.

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; Palmerton Area High School on Fire Line Road; or by giving them to any Lions member.

Eyeglasses are recycled for those in other countries who are unable to afford corrective lenses. In addition, anyone needing financial assistance with eyeglasses can contact committee chairperson, 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. Anyone interested in learning more about Lionism or attending a meeting may contact membership chairperson Nick Hawkey at (610) 826-6465 or by email him at

PAHS plans program

Palmerton Area Historical Society will hold a program on Victorian Funeral Customs at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Little White Church, Third and Columbia Avenue, Palmerton. Dale Freudenberger will be the presenter. Refreshments include raisin or "funeral pie," punch and hot chocolate. If you have "Victorian" clothes or just black, feel free to wear it.

For more information, call the Heritage Center at (610) 824-6954.

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