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Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Parryville Fire Co., 359 Main St., Parryville. Platter choices include: eggs, pancakes, French toast or SOS. Choice of meat: ham, sausage, scrapple or bacon. Includes home fries, juice and coffee. Large and small platters served. Takeout and phone orders available at 610-852-2350.

Apple/Fall Fest

Jerusalem United Church of Christ, 545 Church Drive, Palmerton (Trachsville) will hold its annual Apple/Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7. Music will be by God’s House Band. There will be homemade food including apple dumplings, apple fritters, shoofly pie, apple sausage sandwiches, soup, barbecue, hot dogs, and macaroni and cheese. There will be a Chinese auction and meat raffle with drawings at 3 p.m. There will be a wagon with apples and pumpkins, and fall items for decoration. Bring a lawn chair.


Bingo is held every Friday night at the West End Fire Company, 855 Princeton Ave., Palmerton. Doors open at 5 p.m., warmup 6:30 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Crop Walk

The annual CROP Walk will be held in Palmerton at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8, rain or shine. The walk begins at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fireline Road and ends at First United Church of Christ on Delaware Avenue after winding through the streets of Palmerton (approximately 5.3 miles). There will be rest stops along the way, ending with light refreshments at First UCC. CACPAC receives a portion of the funds collected from this walk, which benefits those who experience the need of food. Please call your church for information.

Trick or treat

Palmerton Mayor Chris Olivia has announced that trick-or-treat night will be held in the Palmerton Borough on Oct. 28. Please leave your porch light on between 6-8 p.m. if you wish to participate in this fun event. There is no rain date. Children, parents and drivers, please take care to ensure a safe night.

Heritage Center

If you want to remember Palmerton businesses before 1965, come to the Heritage Center, 410 Delaware Ave., Palmerton for the new display showing businesses of Palmerton’s earlier years. Lots of pictures and displays. Some of the businesses highlighted include: W.T. Grant, Palmerton Telephone Co., Segels, Sheas, Halada’s Dress Shop, Town Tavern, Reitz, Snyder, & Butz Lumber, Regent Meat Market, Palmerton Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Stemlers Motors, Stemler Hardware, Fred’s Haberdashery, The Palmerton Post, and Mugs of early Palmertonians kept at Green’s Barber Shop.

The center is open various hours Wednesday through Saturday each week. Call 610-824-6954 for a recording listing the hours each day, or simply try the door; if it is unlocked someone will be there to show you around. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. The Heritage Center is operated by The Palmerton Area Historical Society.

Knitting Club

The knitting club will meet at the Palmerton Area Library, 402 Delaware Ave., from 6-8 p.m. Monday. This is free and open to anyone interested in knitting and crocheting of all skill levels.

Teen Advisory Group

The Teen Advisory group of the Palmerton Area Library, for teens in grades 5-12, will meet October 5 and 19 at 3:30 p.m. Meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of the month. Call the library at 610-826-3424 and ask for Christine for details.

Contact Lenora Robertson at 610-826-4913 or 664 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA, 18071. Contact the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.