Ash Wednesday service in Kulpmont

KULPMONT - All Saints Lutheran Church, 12th and Scott streets, will hold an Ash Wednesday service at 10 a.m. today. The service is open to the public.

Shamokin Area registration slated

COAL TOWNSHIP - Shamokin Area School District is taking appointments to be held March 5 and 6 for the kindergarten program.

Parents are asked to call the elementary school office at 648-5721, extension 2900, to make an appointment.

Children must be five years of age by the first day of school, which is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Aug. 26.

Milton Hershey plans local sessions

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is hosting two local family events to offer attendees, especially children, a chance to learn more about the school.

One will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Country Cupboard, 101 Hafer Road, Lewisburg; and another from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Mattucci's Willow Street Café, 451 W. Fourth St., Mount Carmel.

Following a free meal and brief presentation, attendees will have time to ask questions and talk with staff, students, parents and alumni.

No registration is required. For more information, call (800)322-3248 or go to

To be considered for enrollment, a child must come from a family of low income, be from the ages of 4 and 15 years old, be free of serious emotional and behavioral problems that disrupt life in the classroom or home and be born in the United States. The school examines need, motivation and personal character in making its final selections. Enrollment is not guaranteed and prospective students must demonstrate the capability to benefit from the programs. Children are accepted year-round through a rolling admissions process.

Preference is given to children born in Pennsylvania.