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Tamaqua news for May 13, 2021

Rush-Ryan Seniors

The Rush-Ryan-Delano Seniors met May 11 at Christ Church, Barnesville, with 51 members in attendance. The president opened the meeting with the reading “His Healing Hands.”

A moment of silence was observed for Rose Vallee.

Birthdays celebrated in May: Lorraine Lupcho, Nancy Godenis, Diane Gould, Jane McLaughlin.

A flower vase, candle and 3D picture frame were donated by Diane Gould. Winners were Mary Ann Fisher, Cindy Godenis and John Taylor.

Membership dues are payable by the end of the month. Pizza, soda and paper goods were donated by club members.

Anyone 55 or older is invited to attend. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Christ Church, Barnesville at 1 p.m.

Calvary Lewistown

Pastor Ralph Saunders will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Calvary United Methodist Church, Lewistown Valley. Sunday school classes are scheduled for 9:15 a.m. and evening praise and sharing at 6:30 p.m. Bobby Oravits, Child Evangelism Fellowship Summer Missionary will be a guest at the morning service.

May 18 at 6 p.m. Clean up at Lewistown Valley Tabernacle and May 19 praise and prayer service at 7 p.m. Call 570-668-9111 for more information.

American Primitive

Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. at American Primitive Methodist Church. Service available at www.tamaquachurch.org and www.facebook.com/PMChurcTamaqua. There will be no Sunday school until further notice.

Hope in the Mountains Nar-Anon Family Group meets at 57 Hunter St. If you have questions or are interested in attending these meetings, contact Mark at 570-952-5098.

Zion Lewistown

Pastor Jim Williams will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday at Zion Church, Lewistown Valley.

Tamaqua Seniors

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met May 6 at the Coaldale Complex with 27 members in attendance. The president opened the meeting with the reading “God is Good.”

Membership dues are being collected now and all donations are appreciated. All mothers were wished a happy Mother’s Day and volunteers were recognized for all their services to the club’s success.

Anyone 55 or older is invited to attend. The group meets every Thursday at the Coaldale Complex at 1 p.m.

Bethany EC

The Rev. Kevin Roberts will officiate at the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services this Sunday in Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church. The 11 a.m. service is also available on the church’s Facebook page. Also on Sunday, Scenic Sunday at Owl Creek Reservoir at 2 p.m. and Women’s Study, Fear and Faith at 6:30 p.m.

Activities for the upcoming week include: Lunchtime Live, Monday-Friday 12:30-12:45 p.m. on Facebook: May 18 Membership Matters at 7 p.m.; May 19 TYM Remix at 6:30 p.m., Worship practice at 7:45 p.m.; May 20 Common Ground at 6:30 p.m.; May 21 Here and Now, 5:15 p.m. on Facebook.

Tamaqua’s Memorial Day Parade is being revitalized on May 31 at 10 a.m. and will be hosted by the C.H. Berry Post 0173. The grand marshal is Robert Boyle, a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Korean War. The poppy queen is Miss Lailul Creitz, a junior member of the ALA.

Staging will begin at 9 a.m. by the old Maff Motors Building on East Broad Street. The Legion’s Honor Guard will fire a volley over the Tamaqua War Memorial. Scheduled to attend are: TAHS Band, local dignitaries, classic and antique cars, military and emergency vehicles, civic groups, fire departments and other marching units.

Following the parade there will be a service at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be at the Tamaqua Arts Center.

All CDC and state Department of Health guidelines must be followed.

Any group or organization that would like to participate can call David Meredith 570-668-3356 or Art Connely at 570-778-7710.

To submit news, contact Susan Eckhart at 570-668-1250 or seckhart@tnonline.com or the Times News at 800-443-0377 or tneditor@tnonline.com.