Be sure to stop at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., for the library’s annual Community Heroes Day festivities 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5. The event, which is held in the library’s parking lot, is an opportunity to celebrate and thank our community heroes. Youngsters can climb on a fire truck, view the inside of an ambulance and talk with first responders and police officers. The library’s parking lot closes 5 p.m. to accommodate the emergency vehicles. For information, email Sue Monroe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-965-9284. In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Sept. 12.
The Emmaus Police Department will hold its second annual open house in conjunction with National Night Out 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. The 400 block of Jubilee Street will be blocked off for the event. The event features tours of the police facility, a small car show with approximately 25 classic/hot rods on display, food vendors and more. The Emmaus ambulance and fire department will also have vehicles on display. For information, call the police department at 610-967-3113.
The public is invited to attend a Founders Day dinner planned in celebration of Emmaus’ heritage. The dinner will be the debut of an annual Founders Day celebration in the borough.
The dinner will be held 6 p.m. July 27 in the outdoor pavilion of the Emmaus Moravian Church, Keystone and Main streets, weather permitting. The dinner will be catered by Licensed to Grill and will include typical fare for a dinner of the late 1700s.
The July date was chosen for Emmaus’ Founders Day to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the Emmaus Moravian Church.
Emmaus Flag Day Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary June 14. The program, coordinated by The Woman’s Club of Emmaus, will be held 6 p.m. in Emmaus Community Park.
The current fifth and eighth grade students who are selected as winners of the Flag Day writing contest will present their poems and essays. The focus of their writing is “What the American Flag means to me.”
The annual Memorial Day parade will start promptly 9 a.m. May 27 moving out from the Emmaus High School parking lot to Chestnut Street and ending at the Memorial Triangle on Fourth Street. The memorial service will be held at this location. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the EHS auditorium 10 a.m. All veterans are urged to participate with their posts.
The Emmaus Veterans Committee will hold cemetery services (honor guard and firing squad) at Western Salisbury Union Church 9 a.m. May 19.
The Community Fun Day held April 13 at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, includes the 21st annual used book sale organized by the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library. The book sale held in the school’s cafeteria begins 7 a.m. and ends 3:45 p.m. The sale shuts down 2:45 p.m. for 15 minutes and re-opens 3 p.m. for a brown bag blow-out. Shoppers are invited to cram as many books as they can into a standard brown paper grocery bag. (There is a minimum fee per bag. Please bring your own bag).
The Emmaus Historical Society and Emmaus Main Street Partners will co-host Lucky Bucks Bingo, 2-5 p.m. March 24 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 Chestnut St. Doors open 1 p.m. A snack bar will be available. Tickets may be purchased at Emmaus Jewel Shop LLC, 339 Main St., David’s Electric, 314 Main St. or at the door. Purchase early, as tickets are limited. For additional information, visit emmaushistoric-pa.org.
Emmaus Borough Council meets 7 p.m. March 4 and 18 in council chambers at borough hall, 19 S. Fourth St.
It’s hard to believe it’s time to say farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019. Time seems to fly by.
Weather played an important role in our lives in 2018. Remember the 14-day stretch of sub-freezing weather that ended Jan. 8? Remember the 13 days of snowfall in February, with an 8-inch snowfall on Feb. 17? Then on Feb. 21 we hit a record high temperature of 80 degrees.
In March we were hit by three Nor’easters.
Do you remember the 15-inch snowfall on the first day of spring?
To help get you in the holiday spirit, be sure to attend Emmaus’ Old Fashioned Christmas celebrations Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
The Emmaus Historical Society’s museum, 218 Main St., will celebrate the holidays with an open house 4 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30. This year’s train putz will be unveiled 4 p.m. The children’s choir from St. Ann School will perform 4:30 p.m. and the Emmaus Moravian Church carolers will sing 6:30 p.m. The museum has been transformed with holiday displays. Visitors will enjoy this journey down memory lane.
The Emmaus Lioness Lions Club will hold a scarf shower 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at Triangle Park. The hand-knitted scarfs will be hung on the fence and anyone who needs one is welcome to take it without cost. The rain date for the scarf shower is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11. The Lioness Club meets 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Superior Restaurant. For information, call 610-967-9689.