Historical society to meet

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Area Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Mount Carmel Area Public Library.

Casey McCracken will speak on early Mount Carmel area land warrants. All area residents are invited.

Changing of the Colors Feb. 23

MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Area Joint Veterans Committee will holds its Changing of the Colors flag ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday, Fev. 23, at Second and Oak streets.

The flag will be raised in memory and honor of Francis V. Kwiatkowski, who served in the U.S. Navy.

Prince's Birthday banquet planned

MOUNT CARMEL - The Anthracite Steam Fire Company will hold its 81st annual Prince's Birthday banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

The event is held in memory and honor of the company's first two fire horses.

Guest speaker will be Bruce Kovach, a former member of the West End Fire Company and a Mount Carmel Borough assistant fire chief.

The Anthracite will present its annual George Hancock Memorial Award to one of its members. Music will be provided by Powerhouse Sound.

Those interested in attending the banquet can contact the company at 570-339-1770 during business hours.