August 18, 2015

RSVP for Memory Makers on Saturday, August 22

11th Annual Memory Makers Luncheon

Middle Smithfield Township, PA, August 13, 2015; Middle Smithfield Township together with their Historical Commission presents the 11th annual Memory Makers Luncheon, this year at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The theme this year will remember the Flood of 1955, and the event will take place onAugust 22, from 12:00noon to 4:00pm.

Long time Middle Smithfield residents are invited to a FREE luncheon, where they can bring their old photos, documents, school yearbooks, or maps to reminisce about their history in Middle Smithfield. Staff will be on hand to scan any documents to preserve as part of the Township’s history. Residents who have lived in the township for thirty years or more, or who are at least sixty years old and have lived in Middle Smithfield Township for twenty years or more are invited; any residents who are eligible should RSVP to Chantel at the Township at 570-223-8920, extension 132.

MST LogoThis year’s Memory Makers coincides with the 60th anniversary of The Flood of 1955.  Mary Shafer, author of Devastation on the Delaware  will speak about the events of the “Flood of 1955,” and the resiliency of the Pocono spirit!  Attendees are invited to share their own experiences.

Who better to reminisce about Middle Smithfield Township’s history, and in doing so, help preserve that history, than long-time residents?  Among the attendees for this year will be Mel Coon, and his wife Marge. Mel was a finalist of Middle Smithfield Township’s first ever “Person of the Year” award in 2014 and was honored for his dedication to our community.

After the presentation on the Flood of 1955, Mary Shafer will answer questions by attendees and conduct a book signing.  Some lucky attendees will even win free copies of her book!

ALSO at this year’s Memory Makers will be a special presentation of a large historical map of the Monroe County area by Mal and Marge Law to the Township.  The Township and their Historical Commission is very grateful for this donation!