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Published July 03. 2013 05:03PM

Model Railroad

The Carbon Model Railroad Society will hold a Christmas in July open house at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown. The event will be held Saturdays and Sundays, July 6, 7, 13, and 14, from 1-5 p.m. The building is also open Thursday, July 1, from 7-9 p.m. The main HO scale display is in various stages of completion, and is an excellent learning tool. The club's portable HO and N scale displays will also be in operation on the second floor. The building is air-conditioned. Admission is free.

For more information about the society, contact Gerry Mack at (610) 826-6636, or email

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, July 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. In case of bad weather, the drive will be held the following Saturday.

Park concerts

On Sunday, July 7, the group Who Knows will perform in the band shell in the Palmerton Borough Park beginning at 7 p.m. The following Sunday, July 14, the concert will be by the Pennsylvania Villagers.

In case of rain, the concerts will be held in the Palmerton Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the music.

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