Food distribution set for Thursday

KULPMONT - Borough residents enrolled in the food surplus program are reminded a surplus distribution will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday in the borough garage. Residents are reminded to bring their bags.

Volunteers needed to clean up 'flats'

ZERBE TOWNSHIP - Reading Anthracite Co. and local ATV riders will host a cleanup of the area locally known as "The Flats" Saturday.

Volunteers are asked to meet between 7:30 and 9 a.m. at "The Flats," off Route 2044 south of Trevorton. Dumpsters, trash bags and lunch will be provided.

Between 2 and 5 p.m., volunteers will be given a free ATV tour of Coal Hill and the surrounding Reading property.

For more information, contact Dennis Felty, recording secretary of the Anthracite Trail Riders organization, at 570-640-5735 or

Parish picnic planned

SLABTOWN - The annual church picnic for Our Lady of Mercy Church will be held 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Food, games and dancing will be available at the picnic. "Parrotbeach," a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, will perform Friday and "The 60s Boys" will perform Saturday.

The picnic will be held rain or shine. Slabtown is located off Route 42 between Numidia and Catawissa.