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Published April 03. 2013 05:01PM

Historical society

Palmerton Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Palmerton Area Library, Knight's Gallery. At the February meeting, the program on the First Ladies of the United States was so well received that the audience requested a continuing series.

The biographies covered in this presentation include the wives of presidents Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan. The program follows a brief business meeting.

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, April 6. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas, beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery-size brown paper bags.

Persons missed, or those wishing to dispose of papers throughout the month, may take them to the garage across from the church on Fireline Road, which is always open. In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Community Meal

A free community meal will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton. Come enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Al-Anon Family Group

Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

National Library Month

During April, the Palmerton Area Library will be celebrating National Library Month. The Teen Group will be sponsoring a Food For Fines program to help build up the food supplies of the CACPAC food pantry in Palmerton. During the month of April, library patrons may eliminate a dollar of late fines for each can or box of nonperishable food donated at the library. There will be a shopping cart located near the front door for your donations. At the end of the month, the teens will sort the donated food and deliver it to the food pantry in Palmerton.

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