Membership may also be asked to vote on Society bylaws and articles of incorporation, if revisions are complete. This will be followed by author David DeKok’s presentation, “Fire Underground: The Ongoing Tragedy of the Centralia Mine Fire.” DeKok, a former journalist for the Shamokin News Item, has been reporting on the mine fire for nearly 40 years.
Tickets cost $15 per person, for a family style meal of oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli with bacon dressing, coleslaw, beverages, and cake and ice cream. Guests are limited to 100, and $5 from each ticket benefits the General Operating Fund.
The deadline for reservations and payment is no later than April 6, 2016. Reservations can be made by contacting the Archives Room, lower level of the Juniata County Library building, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 717-436-5152. If you leave a phone message, please state your name, number of tickets requested, and a phone number.
Tickets may be picked up at the Archives Room, or mailed to you if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your payment. Checks should be made payable to the Juniata County Historical Society, at 498 Jefferson Street, Suite B, Mifflintown, PA 17059.