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MACUNGIE COLUMN

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Plan to attend Das Awkscht Fescht Aug. 4 to 6

The 54th Annual Das Awkscht Fescht, one of the country’s largest antique and classic car shows, will take place Aug. 4 to 6 at Macungie Memorial Park. Gates open 6 a.m. for walk-ins and show cars enter after 7:30 a.m. The featured car this year is the vintage Chevrolet Club of America. The flea market remains open until dusk and craft vendors are open until 9 p.m. Musical entertainment continues until 10:30 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 and until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Fireworks will light up the sky 9:30 p.m. Aug. 5. For more information, go to www.awkscht.com.

There will also be an indoor and outdoor toy show in Macungie. The outdoor show will be held Aug. 5 and 6 in the parking areas of Shoemaker and Macungie elementary schools and the indoor show will be held Aug. 6 at Eyer Middle School. Parking is available at 4062 Brookside Road. Transportation to and from Macungie Memorial Park will be provided Aug. 5.

Grace Lutheran Church will hold its Vacation Bible School “Maker Fun Factory” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 through 11.

There will be a Mustang Club Show Aug. 13 at Macungie Memorial Park.

The Macungie Farmers Market is open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 24. The market features local family farmers providing home grown fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

Macungie Pool will be open noon to 8 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 27 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. Hours for Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 are 3 to 8 p.m. Pool hours for Labor Day weekend are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 2 to 4. The pool will close for the season Sept. 4. On weekdays there is Toddler Time 11 a.m. to noon. Pool visitors must park outside the park Aug. 4 to 6; Parking is available in the ball fields off Lehigh Street. For information, call 610-966-5757 or go to www.macungiepool.com.

With warmer temperatures come the many outside events held from spring through fall at Macungie Memorial Park. Volunteers are needed to help with these events. If you are able to donate some time, call 610-966-4289 or email macungiepark@gmail.com.

There will be a Wheels of Time Cruise Night 3 p.m. until dark Aug. 19 at Macungie Memorial Park. Cars can start arriving 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

The 39th Annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree will be held Aug. 25 to 27 at Macungie Memorial Park. The event helps support local charities and the scholarship program for local technical school automotive graduates. Over 1,500 custom cars and street rods from all over the east coast will be on display.

Special features this year include an appearance by Horny Mike and Roli from the television show Counting Cars; a tribute to veterans with a military display including a helicopter; the Car Teeter Totter and carnival rides and games. Activities include a huge flea market, refreshments, bingo, a basket auction, a cakewalk, Chinese auctions, and musical entertainment. There will also be kids’ activities such as crafts and games. Musical groups include School’s Out Cruisers and Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods. The show opens 7 a.m. each day and goes until sundown. Musical entertainment continues until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The Friday Evening Cruise will begin 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 from the Allen Organ parking lot and travel south through Macungie, down Buckeye Road to Emmaus, up Lower Macungie Road to Willow Lane and back to Route 100 and the park. For the full cruise route, go to www.wheelsoftime.org.

The Lower Lehigh Lions will hold a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is Sept. 10. To reserve a spot, call Ron at 610-966-3040 or go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.

There will be an ADTC Show Match Sept. 10 at Macungie Memorial Park. For information, call 610-966-4289.

Solomon’s United Church of Christ will hold a Polka Mass with the Heidelberg Brass Band 10:15 a.m. Sept. 10. The liturgical service will have Christian lyrics with polka, waltz and march tunes. The church is located at 82 S. Church St., Macungie.

The next bus trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are scheduled Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. Call the park at 610-966-4289 to reserve a seat.

The Lower Lehigh Lions will have a joint picnic with the Mountainville Lions 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at Macungie Memorial Park. A family picnic is planned 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at Macungie Memorial Park.

Macungie Fire Company meets 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at social quarters.

Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the post home on Lehigh Street.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 1 p.m. Aug. 17 at the post home. Macungie Rod and Gun Club Board meets 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the club.

Macungie Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and 21 at borough hall, 21 Locust St., Macungie.

The Macungie Park Board of Directors meeting will be held downstairs 7 p.m. Aug. 22. The public is welcome.

Bingo is held weekly Saturday evenings at Macungie Memorial Park. Doors open 5 p.m. and games begin 6:45 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

The next column will be published Sept. 6; copy deadline is Aug. 28 due to the Labor Day holiday.