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Monday, December 10, 2018

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Lower Lehigh Lions to hold chicken barbecue June 16

The Lower Lehigh Lions will hold a chicken barbecue at the CVS parking lot in Macungie noon to 4 p.m. June 16. Wixon wet bottom shoofly pies will also be available. For tickets, call 484-431-0688.

The farmers market will be open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 23. The market features local family farmers providing homegrown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the Macungie Memorial Park lot and along North Walnut Street.

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 cruise night June 9 at Macungie Memorial Park. Hot rods will start arriving 3 p.m.

There will be a Shetland Sheepdog Club Show June 10 at Macungie Memorial Park. For information, call 610-966-4289.

There will be an antique truck show June 15 and 16 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, go to www.antiquetruckclubofamerica.org.

Grace Lutheran Church will hold a strawberry festival and community fair 4 to 7 p.m. June 23. There will be food, children’s games, a basket raffle and a quilt and prayer shawl raffle.

The Poodle Club of the Lehigh Valley will hold an all breed eye and health clinic June 25 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, go to www.poodleclubofthelehighvalley.com.

There will be an Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic starting 10 a.m. July 4 at Macungie Memorial Park.

The bicycle/wagon parade begins 10 a.m. There will be a duck race in the creek 11 a.m. The Macungie Band will perform 11:30 a.m. in the band shell. There will also be games and contests for children as well as the annual Bear Swamp Derby. Bring your own matchbox type car or purchase one at the picnic.

The fire department and ambulance corps will have equipment on display.

Macungie Pool will host events outside the pool 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No reservations are needed to picnic on the grounds but pavilions must be rented in advance. Basketball, baseball and volleyball fields are available but participants must bring their own equipment. For more information, contact hornerd2@gmail.com.

The next bus trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are scheduled June 18 and July 16. Call the park at 610-966-4289 to reserve a seat.

Educational programs are offered through Kalmbach Institute. More information is available at kalmbachpark.com.

The Lower Lehigh Lions will meet 6:30 p.m. June 12 and 26 at the Macungie Institute.

Macungie Fire Company meets 7 p.m. June 13 at the social quarters.

Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 7 p.m. June 11 at the post home on Lehigh Street.

The Ladies Auxiliary of Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 1 p.m. June 21 at the post home.

Macungie Rod and Gun Club Board meets 7 p.m. June 21 at the club.

Macungie Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. June 18, July 2 and 16 at borough hall, 21 Locust St., Macungie.

The Macungie Park Board of Directors meeting will be held downstairs 7 p.m. June 26. The public is welcome.

Bingo is held weekly Saturday evenings at Macungie Memorial Park. Doors open 4:30 p.m. and games begin 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

The copy deadline for the July column will be June 27.