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Monday, October 15, 2018
Local metal smith William Lowery demonstrates shaping hooks for curious festival goers in Lower Milford Sept. 22.PRESS PHOTOS BY VICTORIA SMITH Local metal smith William Lowery demonstrates shaping hooks for curious festival goers in Lower Milford Sept. 22.PRESS PHOTOS BY VICTORIA SMITH
Kristin Roth gets to know Duncan, a mixed puppy available for adoption through Logan’s Heroes, now operating the first farm preserved through Lower Milford’s program. Kristin Roth gets to know Duncan, a mixed puppy available for adoption through Logan’s Heroes, now operating the first farm preserved through Lower Milford’s program.
Lauren and Bryn Baumer and Scarlett and Sawyer Ewaschao dig for treasure together in the children’s activity area. Lauren and Bryn Baumer and Scarlett and Sawyer Ewaschao dig for treasure together in the children’s activity area.
Lois Gadeck thanks the families of the township who have elected to preserve their farms for future township residents. Lois Gadeck thanks the families of the township who have elected to preserve their farms for future township residents.

LOWER MILFORD TOWNSHIP

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by VICTORIA SMITH Special to The Press in Local News

Fall festival showcases vendors, farms and crafts

The first official day of fall brought brisk weather to the Lower Milford Township 16th Annual Fall Festival this year. The well-attended event took place on the township grounds Sept. 22 and showcased local vendors, farms and crafts.

Along with children’s activities and live entertainment, the festival offered a silent auction, carriage rides and tractor rides. Local businesses in attendance included Hausman’s Fruit Farm, Macungie Mountain Herb Farm and Limeport Deli and Market.

The festival celebrated 30 years of farmland preservation in the area. Farm owners can elect to sell their development rights and continue to farm. This program ensures the land will be used only for agricultural cultivation and open space purposes for future generations.

Lois Gadeck, chairman of the planning commission, re-dedicated a historic preservation plaque honoring the farm owners and their families at the fall festival. “We would not have what we have today if these people didn’t believe in a place to call home. They love the land, and to leave it for future generations, it is such a legacy.”

Lower Milford has preserved approximately 3,200 acres of agriculture and open space since the program’s inception.