COAL TOWNSHIP - The Coal Township Alumni Association will celebrate its 78th anniversary with a banquet at the Brady Fire Company Banquet Hall Saturday, May 24.

All alumni members are urged to attend and reconnect with classmates. In 2013, 211 members attended, which is almost 10 percent of the membership. The alumni committee reported it is quite proud of that number, considering the last graduating class was 1965, and the class of 1936 was represented.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with a delicious dinner served at 6 p.m. Anniversary classes will be recognized, and pictures are available. An afterglow will be held after a brief business meeting, with entertainment by "The Shoreliners."

Theresa Targonski Sandri, class of 1943, the association's nominating committee chairperson, will present a recommendation for the slate of officers for the 2014-15 year. Nominations are encouraged from the floor. Alumni officers welcome new members and encourage all to become involved.

President Samuel Weaver reported the association continues to serve the community and young people. In the last year, 28 high school graduates received $64,000 in Coal Township Alumni Scholarship monies. The monies received, from class and individual donations to the scholarship fund and the generosity of the Andrew C. Long Foundation, will continue to finance the CTHS Scholarships well into the future, he said.

This year, there has been a problem with the bulk mailing. If you did not receive an invitation, please call Sherri (Deitrich) Criniti, at 717-898-0857 or Doris (Olley) Ziemba at 570-644-0737 to update addresses for future invitations. Anyone who would like to attend should contact Diane Kerstetter, treasurer, at 570-648-4981. The cost of the banquet is $35. Deadline for reservations is Saturday, May 10.