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Tamaqua news for May 20, 2021

Tamaqua seniors

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens met at the Coaldale Complex on May 13 with 32 members in attendance. The group’s secretary, Ruthann Feane, opened the meeting with the reading “My Wonderful Lord.”

Melody Weicker was added to the sick list. May birthdays were noted for Diane Gould and Nancy Godanis, and a moment of silence in remembrance of Rose Vallee.

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

Adult Day Care

The Tamaqua Area Adult Day Care Center Board of Directors met on May 11. The meeting was moved up one week due to the election on May 18. The Schuylkill United Way made a donation toward our purchased items related to COVID-19. The center received three air purifiers from Schuylkill County Area on Aging. Veterans Affairs approved our application for financial support to our qualified clients. We thank all organizations who support our center.

The center served 247 meals since our last meeting. We currently serve 23 clients. We have nine clients waiting on approval by the county. We always welcome new clients. Stop at the center or call 570-668-6556 for information.

The center is planning an open house at a date to be determined. The center will hold a candle sale fundraiser with orders due by June 18.

We had a nomination for a new board member. Currently we have nine members on the board of directors. Our bylaws limit the board to 12 members.

Memorial Day parade

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.

Homemade food sale

The Shepherds of St. John’s will be having a homemade food sale - takeout only, May 29, St. John Lutheran Church 200 E. Mauch Chunk St., Church Social Hall, Tamaqua, 8 a.m.-noon. Halupki, hamburger barbecue, turkey barbecue and baked beans. Homemade desserts will also be available. If you would like to preorder, call the church office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 570-668-4570 or Gloria at 570-668-0114. Please follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask. If you have any questions or concerns please call Linda at 570-640-5261 or email lheigele@gmail.com.

Calvary Lewistown

Pastor Ralph Saunders will officiate at the 10:25 a.m. worship service this Sunday in Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church. Sunday school classes are scheduled for 9:15 a.m. with evening praise and sharing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday praise and prayer at 7 p.m. Call 570-668-9111 with any questions.

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 available live on the church’s Facebook page.

Care and Connection, Christian Ed, Gloval Outreach and Discipleship Commission meeting will be held at noon on Sunday.

Activities for the upcoming week include: Tuesday, Lunchtime live on Facebook 12:30-12:45 p.m., 7 p.m. Membership Matters; Wednesday-Friday, EC National Conference, 6:30 p.m.-TYM Remix, 7:45 p.m. Worship practice; Friday, Here & Now, 5 p.m.

Zion Lewistown

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

American Primitive

The Rev. Rick Clemson will officiate at the Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. at American Primitive Methodist Church. Service available at www.tamaquachurch.org and www.facebook.com/PMChurchTamaqua. 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.

Dine out for Hunger

The Wheel will host a Dine Out for the Tamaqua Hunger Campaign on May 25 from 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. A portion of the sales that day will go to the Hunger Campaign. Giveback sales will include all dine-in, takeout and delivery.

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.