Noteworthy: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
LATS sessions start today
MOUNT CARMEL - The executive director of Lower Anthracite Transportation System (LATS) will visit residents of Mount Carmel Mid-Rise today to provide information about the transit service's new routes.
Megan Janolek will meet with Mid-Rise residents at 11 a.m.
She also will explain the new routes during visits to Coal Township High Rise at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Timberwood Apartments, Kulpmont, at 1 p.m. Thursday, and Mount Carmel Senior Action Center at 10 a.m. Friday.
Shamokin Area band meeting today
COAL TOWNSHIP - The Shamokin Area Band and Orchestra Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. today in the band room. An executive meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Weis donating to Protection of Children
SUNBURY - Weis Markets announced it will donate $22,000 to the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children, established in 2011 to help prevent child abuse, improve reporting of suspected abuse and provide comprehensive care to children who have experienced abuse.
Under the "Touchdowns for Children" campaign, every Nittany Lion touchdown earned $500 from Weis during the 2012 season. Proceeds will go toward funding targeted research, treatment and education at the center.
"As a company that gives back to the communities it serves, we have a longstanding history of supporting local hunger organizations and community-based health care programs benefiting children," said Brian Holt, vice president of marketing for Weis.
Food distribution Saturday
MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Borough Food Pantry will have its monthly food distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Notary Shop, 215 S. Oak St.
Participants are asked to bring their green bags. Residents of the Mount Carmel Mid Rise who have their food delivered are asked to meet in the lobby at 11 a.m. to pick up their food.