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Festivities for Forks Tree Lighting Sunday

Log cabin will be decorated and showcased for holidays Sunday as well.

The Forks Historical Society will open its historic Log Cabin, next to the Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 6-8 p.m. as part of the Forks Township Tree Lighting ceremony.

The ceremony is sponsored by the Forks Kiwanis Club, the township, Merchants Bank and National Penn Bank.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the cabin which will feature a luminary path, a warm fire in the hearth, and decorations reminiscent of pioneer days.

"We are pleased to be open before and during the annual Tree Lighting event," says Historical Society Vice President, Gloria Miller, "Many families attend the Tree Lighting, and we would like to give them a taste of what holiday celebrations may have been like many years ago in our little town."

The Kiwanis Club of Forks Township is asking those to attend the events that evening to bring donations of peanut butter (any kind), jelly (plastic jars only) and canned soup (any kind) for the Peanut Butter ProJeCt, which collects for the Interfaith Food Pantry located in Downtown Easton and administered by ProJeCt of Easton.

Bins will be available for collection in the main Community Center.

The public is encouraged to come early to visit the Log Cabin event prior to the start of the Tree Lighting, which begins at 7:00 pm in the main gym at the Community Center and finishes outside for the Tree Lighting.

Assisting the Kiwanis Club of Forks Township members will be Forks Township employees, members of the Forks Volunteer Fire Company, Santa’s Elf and Santa Claus, who will arrive on the hook and ladder truck.

Music will be provided by the Forks Elementary School 4th Grade Chorus, led by Music Teacher Amy Gollub, the Easton Middle School Brass Ensemble, led by Music Teacher Donna Palmer, and Officer Brooks Kranich, a Forks Township police officer, resident of Forks and graduate of Easton Area High School.

Forks Kiwanis Club, founded in 1999, meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month for a one-hour breakfast meeting at the Merchants Bank building beginning at 7:30 a.m.

An ongoing focus for Kiwanis members is community service and programs for needy children.  Potential new members are welcome at any regular meeting.  For more membership information, please contact Kiwanis member Joe Attinello at the bank.

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