City anniversary committee meets

SHAMOKIN - A meeting of the Shamokin 150th Anniversary Committee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Independence Fire Co., Market and Arch streets.

Ongoing plans for the celebration in July and lead-up events will be discussed. Interested citizens are invited and new members are always welcome.

In addition, Mayor Jim Yurick's famous "Firehouse Burgers" will be sold at Independence Fire Company at 4 p.m. March 29 to benefit the 150th.

Bloodmobile Wednesday at OLOL

COAL TOWNSHIP - A Geisinger bloodmobile will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School. Call 570-644-0375, extension 119, to register.

Register by April 1 for memorial tourney

ELYSBURG - Registration deadline is April 1 for the Derek Crowl Memorial Basketball Tournament, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 5 and 6 at the Ralpho Township gym.

Teams should consist of five to eight players; registration fee is $75. There are a limited number of slots.

It is double elimination, and a monetary award wil be given to the top two teams.

There is no charge for the public to attend, but donations will be accepted. Food and refreshments will be available.

Call Shelly at 570-933-0019, Sean Stout at 570-259-1688 or Deb Burd at 570-933-2896 to register. Be prepared to leave a team name and a contact number.

All proceeds are used to provide scholarships at a local school district in Crowl's name.