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.
Ready, set, go to get the best viewing spot for the popular Emmaus’ annual Halloween parade and Halloween in Emmaus 5K race Oct. 20. Come on out and cheer the runners on and applaud the parade marchers and floats.
The start time for the race is 7 p.m. Prizes are awarded to top runners and costume contest winners. For information, visit Emmaus5k.com. Proceeds from the race benefit the Halloween parade and Emmaus’ parks system.
Emmaus Main Street Partners and Gross McGinley will present a Farewell to Summer Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at Triangle Park and other venues. Come out and enjoy family-friendly activities for kids, teens and adults, including live music, food, craft vendors and passports to follow a Circus Train Trail. The Emmaus Theater will show “The Greatest Showman.” For information, visit Emmausmainstreet.com.
The Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., will celebrate the finale of the summer reading cub with its second annual pool party 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Emmaus Community Park pool. The event will feature story time, crafts and fun. Entrance to the pool is free with an Emmaus Public Library card. Some 427 youngsters and 200 adult readers have participated in the reading club to date. Final reports need to be turned in by 5 p.m. Aug. 18.