Noteworthy: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
Gov. Pollock celebration set
MILTON - A celebration recognizing the 150th anniversary of "In God We Trust," coined by Milton native and former Gov. James Pollock, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
A re-enactment of a Civil War-era church service led by Chaplain William McCormick, portrayed by John Lee, will begin at noon at Bethany United Methodist Church, Front and Center streets.
Other activities include a street fair along Center Street, Civil War-era encampments and open houses at Bethany United Methodist Church, the Milton Moose and Milton Model Train Museum (third floor of the Moose building).
Kingdom Kidz Puppet Ministry will also set up in the Moose building.
At 1 p.m., a tribute to Pollock and "In God We Trust" will take place at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Walkway. Scheduled to appear are state Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver (R-108) and state Sen. John Gordner (R-27). John Meckley will serve as master of ceremonies.
Pollock, who served as director of the U.S. Mint (1861-1866) under President Abraham Lincoln, added "In God We Trust" to United States currency. He served as Northumberland County district attorney and later as a U.S. congressman (1844-1849) and governor (1855-1858).
Camaro on display at meeting
SHAMOKIN - The Fifth Ward Parade Committee, organizers of the Shamokin 150th Anniversary Grand Parade, will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus building, Rock and Independence streets.
At 3 p.m., the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro convertible which is being chanced off to finance the parade will arrive. Tickets for the raffle, costing $10, will be on sale at the meeting. The winner to be drawn at 10 a.m. July 5, the date of the parade.
The winner will also serve at the parade's grand marshal, and all taxes, title work and transfer fees will be included. After Saturday, the vehicle will be on display at B&L Chevrolet/Buick, where the car is being purchased.