Weekly Roundup: Civil Rights icon, fire department’s ladies auxiliary top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Palmyra this week.

Palmyra High School is honoring a hometown Civil Rights icon and candidates filed for Palmyra’s Borough Council elections. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Hometown Civil Rights icon recognized at Palmyra High School

Palmyra High School history teacher Daniel Licata along with Palmyra resident and historian Valerie Still, have ensured Dr. Clarence B. Jones a place in Palmyra’s history by organizing the renaming of Palmyra High School’s library to the Dr. Clarence B. Jones Library, which will host the Dr. Clarence B. Jones Institute for Social Advocacy. Jones will return to Palmyra for the first time since his graduation in 1949 for a two-day event.

Palmyra’s Ladies Auxiliary are more than just support

Palmyra’s Fire Department operates entirely on a volunteer basis, and as such, funding for new equipment and other supplies is often in short supply. When it comes to fundraising, the men and women of the Independence Fire Company Station 801 know the Ladies Auxiliary will be there to lend support. Twice a month, the ladies sell hoagies at the station to raise funds. On Saturday, May 6, the ladies will host a craft fair coinciding with the Palmyra Day Street Fair, which they hope will attract the day’s foot traffic to swing by their tables.

Three candidates from each party to run for Palmyra’s Borough Council

The Democratic and Republican parties have nominated three candidates each to run for Palmyra Borough Council in this year’s election. Two democrats and two republicans will run for re-election for a four-year term. One democrat and one republican will run for re-election for a one-year unexpired term on council. The primary election is June 6 and the general election is Nov. 7.