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NORTH WHITEHALL: Schnecksville Fire Company to host all-you-can-eat breakfast


Special to The Press

Community Fire Co. No. 1, Schnecksville, will host an all-you-can-eat buffet style breakfast 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 29,

Menu includes eggs made to order, ham, sausage, creamed chipped beef, home fries, pancakes, toast, orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate.

Founded in 1924, accomplishments of the fire company have been made possible by members, past and present, who volunteered their time to protect the community and keep people and property safe.

The first breakfast fundraiser took place in March 1971.

The organization is looking for more volunteers to train as firefighters and to help at fundraisers.

Call 610-799-3828 for information.

The group is looking ahead to celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024.


As Pastor James Gottwald of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Laurys Station, greeted the new year, he reflected on special times from the previous 12 months while he also looked ahead to the future.

“Thank you to all who participated in the life and ministry of the church in 2022,” Gottwald said. “It was a joy to get back to in person activities and to celebrate 150 years of ministry with the congregation.”

He reported a variety of meaningful events took place during the anniversary year.

These included guest preachers, concerts, a founders’ day reception, a history display, an old-fashioned picnic, food drive, anniversary song, and a quilted wall hanging made by Hilltop Quilters for the church featuring vivid colors, a bold pattern and a quote from Romans 15:13.

A new cookbook is on its way, and a time capsule will be sealed.

While treasuring those historic memories, Gottwald turned his thoughts to the new year.

“In 2023, I look forward to the doors that God may open for us as we work together to discern next steps for the congregation,” the pastor said.