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Palmerton Community News

Published August 21. 2013 05:04PM

Heritage Center

The new display in the feature room of the Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, features artifacts of the New Jersey Zinc Company. The center is open various hours Wednesday through Saturday each week.

Call (610) 824-6954 for a recording listing the time each day. Admission is free.

Al-Anon Family Group

Courage to Change Al-Anon Family Group will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Ave., Palmerton.

This is an anonymous fellowship offering hope for families and friends of alcoholics, past or present; whether they are still drinking or not. The group meets every Thursday.

Help wanted

The Meals on Wheels program in Palmerton needs more deliverers.

Deliveries are made from the Palmerton Hospital at about 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, holidays included.

Each route requires less than one hour.

To volunteer, or for more information, call (610) 826-3141, and ask for Meals on Wheels coordinator Richard Bowman.

Community meal

A free community meal will be served from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal and fellowship.

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will hold its next bimonthly community blood drive on Monday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ, next to Palmerton Borough Hall.

To encourage donations at a time of year when blood supplies are running low, Miller-Keystone is offering drawings for two iPads for high school and college students, and two $100 gas cards a week and one $500 Visa card for adults. This visit is in memory of Jean Behler, a longtime volunteer, and is sponsored by the Kern and Hoffman families.

High school students and faculty who donate at this drive will still be eligible to donate in November when Miller-Keystone conducts a drive at the high school. Students do not need parental permission to donate at community drives.

Anyone in general good health, at least 17 years old and weighing at least 110 pounds, is eligible. There is no maximum age limit. First-time donors should bring photo ID, such as a driver's license. Previous donors, please bring your Miller-Keystone donor cards.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call George Ashman at (610) 826-2097 or email Donors with appointments are given priority at registration; however, walk-ins are also welcome.

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