East Penn Press

Monday, September 23, 2019

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by MARY PATRICA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Residents needed to adopt ‘homeless’ scarecrows

The Macungie Town Beautification Committee is looking for Macungie residents who are willing to adopt “homeless” scarecrows to line East and West Main Street in the borough. After they have adorned Main Street, they will be turned over to the purchaser. For more information on adopting a scarecrow, call 610-966-4951 or write to Macungie Town Beautification, 20 W. Main St., Macungie, 18062.

The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will hold a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at Macungie Memorial Park. To reserve a spot, call Betsy at 484-764-7858, email lionsflelamarket@gmail.com or go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.

The Friends of the Macungie Institute will host an afternoon of bingo 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Macungie Memorial Park. There will be cash prizes, food and gift basket raffles. Doors open noon. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Macungie Institute. For more information, call 610-966-7830.

The Lehigh Valley, Berks County and Pocono Mountain Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Sept. 12-15 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, go to www.lehighvalleykennelclub.com.

The Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Macungie Memorial Park. There will be artisans, food trucks, live demonstrations, classes and book signings. More information is available at www.lvfiberfest.com.

“Heal the Teal Zumbathon” will be held noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Macungie Community Park Hall. Registration begins 11:30 a.m. There will also be a gift card and gift basket raffle. Proceeds go to the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation. For more information, contact Donna at donnabarats@yahoo.com.

There will be a “Wheels of Time Cruise Night” 3 p.m. until dark Sept. 28 at Macungie Memorial Park. Cars can start arriving 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

The “Autumn Mineralfest” will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Macungie Memorial Park, rain or shine. There will be dealers and tables of minerals, fossils, gems, geodes, crystals and more. There will also be hands-on lessons in gold panning and sluicing. Breakfast and lunch are available. For more information, call 610-966-4289 or go to www.mineralfest.com.

The “11th Annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair” will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Macungie Memorial Park. Rev. Werner M. Koch, of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, will conduct a blessing of the animals 12:30 p.m. There will be dog and cat rescue groups, dog training demos and vendors selling pet related items. For more information, go to www.barktoberfestpetfair.com.

The Allentown Dog Training Club meets for training 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, call 610-439-2800.

The next bus trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are scheduled for Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. 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. Sept. 10 and 24 at the Macungie Institute.

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

Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the post home on Lehigh Street.

The VFW Auxiliary of Macungie VFW Post 9264 meets 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the post home.

Macungie Rod and Gun Club Board meets 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the club.

Macungie Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 and Oct. 7 at borough hall, 21 Locust St., Macungie.

The Macungie Park Board of Directors meeting will be held downstairs 7 p.m. Sept. 24. 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 Macungie Farmers Market is open 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through October. The market features local family farmers providing homegrown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

Many outside events are held in the fall at Macungie Memorial Park. Volunteers are needed to help with these events. If you are willing to donate some time, call 610-966-4289 or email macungiepark@gmail.com.

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Sept. 13. The church will hold its first Apple Harvest Festival 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5.

Our two dogs Lizzy and Daisy spend the nights in their crates. When Matt says, “Time for bed,” stand back because Daisy beelines it for the crate and her treat. The night before my appendectomy, I was curled up on the couch, not feeling very well. When Matt tried to put the dogs to bed, Daisy refused to leave my side. My husband is convinced Daisy knew I was sick and wanted to stay with me.

The copy deadline for the Oct. 2 column will be Sept. 26.