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Thursday, March 8, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Peters Union Church to hold spring bazaar

It doesn’t feel like spring as I write this, but spring is in the air!

St. Peter’s Union Church, 7863 St. Peter’s Road, Macungie, will hold its spring bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24. The bazaar features raffles, barbecue, baked goods, craft and vendor tables, a light lunch and the church’s popular homemade soup.

You can pre-order quarts of chicken pot pie, beef vegetable soup or chicken corn noodle soup before March 18 by calling Ron at 610-845-2525 during the day or Deb in the evening at 610-367-8307.

Vendors are welcome. Call Janet at 610-845-8070 to rent a table.

Easter is April 1, but egg hunts and other Easter activities will be taking place this month.

There will be an Easter egg hunt in Vera Cruz 1 p.m. March 31, sponsored by the Vera Cruz Community Association. It will take place at Mystic Chain Park, Main Road East in Vera Cruz. Real eggs are used, and there will be five age groups. All children up to age 12 are invited to participate.

Everyone is a winner and gets a chocolate bunny and a stuffed animal donated by the Mystic Chain Park Association. Ten large prize chocolate bunnies will also be awarded. The Vera Cruz Fire Company will attend with a fire truck. Bring your entire family and enjoy this community Easter tradition. For more information, call 610-704-9808.

The Western District Fire Company, on Route 100, will have an egg hunt 1 p.m. March 31. Starting 11 a.m., there will be face painting, crafts and other activities for kids. Anyone who would like to help paint the eggs is welcome to come to the fire department 9 a.m. March 30.

Spring sports offered by the Upper Milford Youth Association will soon be starting. Help your child shake off the winter doldrums by participating in one of UMYA’s soccer clinics at Elite Sports Academy.

Spring training is in full swing at UMYA. Coaches and volunteers are offering the following skills clinics March 24 and 31. There is a small charge for all of the clinics:

•Goalie skills: Introduction to goalie, for 10 and under – noon March 24, 90 minutes;

•Goalie refresher: U12 to U14 – 1:30 p.m. March 24, 90 minutes

•Soccer skills: U7 – noon March 24, 60 minutes; U8 – 1 p.m. March 24, 60 minutes; U10 – 2 p.m. March 24, 60 minutes; U12 – noon March 31, 90 minutes; U14 – noon March 31, 90 minutes; U16 – 1:30 p.m. March 31, 90 minutes.

Registration is now open on UMYA.org. Space is limited.

The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. March 29, in the Upper Milford Township building. Marion Schneck will give the complete story of the 1803 House, one of the oldest structures in Emmaus. The public is welcome.

Don’t wait to get your tickets for a Nite at the Races and basket raffle fundraiser hosted by the Emmaus Lions Club March 10 at the Alburtis Area Community Center, 220 W. 2nd St. Doors open 5 p.m; first race runs 6:30 p.m. The donation will gain entry to a night of fun, food, drinks and door prizes. There is a variety of food, including meatballs, hot roast beef, sausage sandwiches, salads and more. Coffee, sodas, beer and wine are included or you may bring your own bottle.

Tickets are available at Buss Paints in Emmaus, the Alburtis Community Center or call Lion Henry Heil at 610-966-5220, or any Lions Club member. Seating is limited.

The Vera Cruz Community Association meets 7:30 p.m. March 8 at the fire company. All are welcome. For information, contact Betsy Eltz at 610-965-8627.

The Western District Fire Company, Route 100, will serve breakfast 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 6. The April breakfast will be canceled because the first Sunday of the month is Easter. For information on the breakfasts, call the fire company at 610-966-3541 or Carol Shade at 610-966-3902.

The Upper Milford Fire Company’s ladies auxiliary meets 7 p.m. April 2. New members are always welcome.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Citizens Fire Company of Vera Cruz will meet 7:30 p.m. March 27 at the Vera Cruz Fire Department Social Hall.

Vera Cruz senior citizens will meet 1 p.m. March 15 and April 5 at the Vera Cruz Fire Company. All are welcome.

Lower Milford Township supervisors will meet 7:30 p.m. March 15. If needed, a workshop meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. April 5.

Other Lower Milford meetings are as follows; unless otherwise noted, they will begin 7:30 p.m.: planning commission April 2; recreation and open space board March 14; historical commission March 13, as needed. Check with the township office to find out if they will meet this month.

Upper Milford supervisors will meet 7 p.m. March 15.

The Upper Milford Planning Commission will hold a workshop meeting March 13 and its regular meeting April 2.

The recreation commission meets 7:30 p.m. March 19. The Joint Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. March 26 in Upper Milford.

The open space committee meets 7 p.m. March 14. The emergency services committee meets 7 p.m. March 21.

If you have news or information for this column, which runs the first Wednesday of every month, please call me at 610-838-8923 or email me at bruce.swan@rcn.com.