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The Altamont Fire Company, 215 S. Green St., will have an all- you- can- eat breakfast from 8 to 11 a. m. Dec. 23 at the firehouse with a full breakfast menu and wide variety of omelets. The cost is $ 9 per person; all are welcome.
The Humane Fire Company is having a Christmas cookie and candy sale. The cookie variety includes chocolate chip, Michigan rocks, peanut butter with Hershey Kiss, ricotta cheese and sugar candy. There will also be peanut rolls, peanut butter balls and chocolate- covered pretzels. Orders are due by Dec. 15 with pickups at the firehouse from 6 to 8 p. m. Dec. 21 and 10 a. m. to noon Dec. 22. Cookies are $ 8 per dozen and Michigan rocks are $ 9 per dozen. Peanut rolls and peanut butter balls are $ 10 a dozen and chocolate- covered pretzels are $ 7 per dozen. To order or for more information, call 570- 773- 2223.
The Mahanoy City Public Library recently acknowledged the following memorials: For Mary Ellen Marchalonis by Jean and Arthur Kriner, Lorraine R. Sinsel, Paul and Donna Peca, Gene Kilroy, Jack and Gerry Scully, Catherine Davis, Ralph and Judith Dillen, Nelda Ryan, Rose Kern, Lucille Loder, Betsy Day, Mahanoy City Book Club, George and Janet Cunningham, Edward and Natalie Glunz, John and Carol Reilly, Judith Loder Wagner, Catherine and Joe Nahas, Mahanoy City Knitting Group, Isabel Rhoads, Joseph and Carol Stofko, Meg and Stephen Frizzola, Margaret and Michael Grigalonis, Marie Bache, Mahanoy Area Education Association; for William Shafer by Monica and Joe Alansky; for Annette Lieberman by Monica and Joe Alansky, Judy and Bill Brayford, Joellen, Michael and Marilyn Evans, Anne M. Kaczmarczyk Evans, Betsy Day, Mary Edith Rhoades, Rosemary C. Demko, Anne Krukas, Kevin Killian, Marilyn and James Tolan; for Robert “Bob” Schegan by Anne and Tim Krukas. The library also acknowledged the following book memorials: For Mary Ellen Marchalonis ( two books) by Anne Krukas and family; for Betty Goodolf by Your Friends at the Mahanoy City Senior Center; for Rose Salman by Tom and Patricia Seiberling.
St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church will sponsor an all- youcan- eat homemade spaghetti dinner from 11: 30 a. m. to 2: 30 p. m. Jan. 6 at the parish center. 319 Mahantongo St. People may eat at the center or take meals out. The cost is $ 8 for adults and $ 3.50 for children.
All are invited to “Pastor White and Friends,” a benefit Christmas concert set for 4 p. m. Dec. 15 at Zion Lutheran Church. Freewill offerings will benefit Zion’s capital campaign and the Tamaqua Public Library. Featured artists, along with guitarist/ vocalist Pastor Cindy White, will include Dave Miller, guitarist/ vocalist; Matt McCluskey, percustionist, and and Emily Ahern, vocalist. Cookies and punch will be available during the intermission. There will be no 5: 30 p. m. service at Zion that day
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is the theme of this year’s free family holiday event set for 2 to 4 p. m. Dec. 16 hosted by the Outreach Team at Zion Lutheran Church. The event will include games, crafts, creative activities, snacks, trains, a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus plus hot chocolate and cookies. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras or cell phones for photos. Zion Lutheran is located at the Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets. All are welcome.
Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets, will host its free community porkand- sauerkraut dinner from noon to 3 p. m. Jan. 1. All area residents are welcome; free- will offerings will be accepted.
The William Penn Fire Company, Mount Olive Boulevard ( Route 54 just west of Shenandoah) will have a children’s Christmas party at 1 p. m. Dec. 16 for children from the West Mahanoy Township villages of William Penn, Lost Creek, Lost Creek No. 2, Brownsville and Raven Run, company President Rich Stevens said in a release. For more information, email [email protected] ptd. net.