East Penn Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Macungie celebrates the holiday

Macungie Holiday will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Local businesses, the historical society and Macungie Memorial Park participate in this borough-wide event.

The Macungie Institute will feature farmer’s market vendors; Boy Scout displays and food and Santa and Mrs. Claus and Jasper Bear for photos. New this year will be appearances by Elsa, Belle and Spiderman at the Macungie Institute 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a borough-wide scavenger hunt, horse drawn surrey rides and gingerbread displays at Kalmbach Park. Mini-buses will run in a continuous loop throughout town. Performances of “Nutcracker Highlights” by Coral’s Dance Academy will be held noon and 2 p.m. at Eyer Middle School. Macungie Park Pool will hold a cookie sale and Christmas card craft at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, visit www.macungieholiday.com and like their Facebook page.

Embassy Bank’s Holiday Fireworks Spectacular will be held Dec. 14 at Macungie Memorial Park. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., there will be refreshments, cookies and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus followed by a fireworks display.

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Dec. 14.

Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, will hold Advent worship services 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 12 and 19. An Advent supper will be held prior to the service 6 p.m.

There will be a New Year’s Eve bingo 7:15 p.m. Dec. 31 at Macungie Memorial Hall. The doors open 5 p.m. and food will be served 6 p.m. The event is BYOB. Tickets must be reserved by Dec. 15 by calling 610-966-4289 or by emailing macungiepark@gmail.com.

There will be a New Year’s Day bingo 2 p.m. Jan. 1, 2019 at Macungie Memorial Park. A pork and sauerkraut dinner will be served. Doors open noon. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

Christmas trees should be placed at the curb for pickup by the borough Dec. 31 and Jan. 7, 2019 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.

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

The Lower Lehigh Lions will meet 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Macungie Institute.

Macungie Fire Company meets 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at its social quarters.

Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the post home on Lehigh Street.

The VFW Auxiliary of Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 1 p.m. Dec. 20 at the post home.

Macungie Rod and Gun Club Board meets 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at the club.

Macungie Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and Jan. 7, 2019 at borough hall, 21 Locust St., Macungie.

The Macungie Park Board of Directors meeting will be held downstairs 7 p.m. Dec. 11.

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 Jan. 2, 2019 column will be Dec. 26.