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.
July 1 is the deadline for final bid acceptance on the Emmaus Arts Commission’s birdhouses entered in the “Best of the Nest” Birdhouse Art Auction. Thanks to a generous local craftsman, the commission was able to give 22 handcrafted wooden birdhouses over to 22 artists/artist-teams so each piece could be transformed from the ordinary into the extraordinary. The entire collection can be seen at Herbein’s Garden Center, online at emmausarts.org or at the Emmaus Arts’ Facebook pages. The final bids will be accepted at the Emmaus Farmers Market until 1 p.m. July 1.
Come out June 14 and cheer the patriotism of our youngsters during the annual Flag Day program as the students read their winning essays and poetry.
Earth Day is a great time to show your commitment to our community’s environment. Help out by cleaning up litter and debris. The Borough of Emmaus and Upper Milford Township Joint Environmental Advisory Council will hold a community cleanup and recycling event as part of its Earth Day 2018 effort 8:30 a.m. until noon April 14 at Emmaus Community Park, Shimerville Road at South 14th Street. Volunteers are invited to gather 8:30 a.m. for coffee and to get organized. The groups will begin cleanup 9 a.m. The event is held rain or shine.
The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will honor the accomplishments of the Girls of the Month at its March meeting. The club meets 7 p.m. March 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Church St. The honorees have been selected by the specific curricular departments within Emmaus High School. The girls to be honored are Julia Norelli (music); Andrea Klick (journalism); Clair Boty (art); Lindsey Miller (family and consumer science); Talyn Wimmer (business and computer science); Grace Flood (drama); Isabella Wegner (science) and Sandhya Sriram (math).