SHAMOKIN - Volunteers are sought to join Shamokin's 150th Anniversary Committee.

Committee members are vital in organizing and raising funds for the celebration, and anyone with an interest in the city and celebrating its history, whether a current resident or not, are invited to join.

The committee meets at 7 p.m. today at City Hall on Lincoln Street, and the public is invited to attend.

A five-day celebration is being planned for Independence Day weekend in 2014, including a fireman's night, military homage, and a parade and carnival.

Several fundraising ideas were discussed at the group's meeting last month, and plans are being developed to begin raising money in early 2013.

Seven people attended the November meeting, a small but growing body of volunteers, and more are needed to help.

For more information contact committee Chairman William Milbrand during normal business hours at City Hall at 644-0876.