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Published May 29. 2013 05:03PM

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, June 1. 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.

Free Community Health Fair

Blue Mountain Health System and the Palmerton Lions Club will co-sponsor a community health fair on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to noon on the main floor and cafeteria of the Palmerton Hospital, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton. Free screenings will be offered. Representatives from Blue Mountain Health System and various agencies and organizations from Carbon County will provide information and education on a variety of health and wellness topics and services. For more information, call (610) 377-7070.

Sunday evening concerts

It is that time of year when you can go to the Palmerton Borough Park and enjoy Sunday evening concerts. All concerts will begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise stated. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave. The Palmerton Band will kick off the summer season on June 9 at 7 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs.

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