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EMMAUS COLUMN Have A Very Merrie Halloween at the 1803 House

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Friends of the 1803 House have exciting plans for the Oct. 4 A Very Merrie Halloween Craft Show and Festival. Kids of all ages are welcome to come in costume. The 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. festival held on the grounds of the historic house, 55 S. Keystone Ave., features storytelling and games, a Halloween costume parade and a visit from the Wildlands Conservancy with some "scary" wild creatures. There will be a baking contest, tours of the historic house, a haunted gingerbread house display and juried crafts and art for sale.

EMMAUS COLUMN Farewell to Summer Festival Sept. 13

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Main Street Partners will hold a Farewell to Summer Festival 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Triangle Park and various locations along Main Street. This event includes banana split, cupcake decorating and hotdog eating contests as well as a chili cook off. There is an entry fee for some contests. There will be a Name the Logo contest, kids' activities and more. The event includes a visit by Ronald McDonald and a free concert featuring The New Constitution beginning 5 p.m. on the Triangle. For information. visit emmausmainstreet. com.

EMMAUS COLUMN Emmaus to celebrate Sebastian Knauss 300th birthday

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Heritage Alliance of Emmaus has planned a celebration for Sebastian Knauss' 300th birthday at the Knauss Homestead, East Main Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 23. Sebastian Knauss was one of the founders of the village that became Emmaus.

The party features Colonial games, food, music by LV Folk Music Society and the Moravian Brass Choir, favors, town crier proclamations, tours of the homestead and birthday cake. The other historical sites the 1803 House and the Shelter House – are open noon to 4 p.m. The Historical Society Museum will also be open.

'Books and Barks!' at Emmaus Public Library

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Emmaus Public Library has teamed up with volunteers from Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs to launch a new summer program, "Books and Barks!"

Elementary-age children are invited to read aloud to a four-legged, furry canine friend in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Sessions are scheduled 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. July 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Story time for children ages three to five will be held 10:30 a.m. July 3, 17, 25 and 31. The program includes a story, perhaps a craft, a song or a finger play. No registration is necessary.

EMMAUS COLUMN Emmaus hosts Memorial Day programs

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Emmaus Veterans Committee will honor departed comrades buried in each of the six Emmaus cemeteries May 25. The public is invited to a short prayer service, rifle salute and the playing of taps. The tributes begin 8 a.m. at Calvary cemetery. The honor guard proceeds to the following cemeteries: Old Moravian, Moravian at Ridge Street, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and ends at Evangelical on Second and Ridge streets.

EMMAUS COLUMN Kiwanis hosts 62nd Easter Egg Hunt April 19

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Emmaus Kiwanis Club will host its 62nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at Emmaus Community Park, 13th and Broad streets, April 19. The hunt begins promptly 1 p.m. so plan to be there early because the hunt lasts only a few minutes. There are five age groups (toddlers through age 10).

The club also will host the Walter C. Stoudt Memorial Prayer Breakfast 7:30 a.m. April 18 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St. Seating is limited. Call 610-395-4818 for information and tickets.

EMMAUS COLUMN Put on your dancing shoes for the Rotary's Fabulous Greaseband

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Emmaus Rotary Club is sponsoring The Fabulous Greaseband 8 p.m. March 21 at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St. Doors open 6 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m. The Fabulous Greaseband is a seven member rock 'n' roll band. Proceeds support the club's local and international projects. For tickets, call 877-733-3139 or visit www. EmmausRotary.org.

The Emmaus Lions Club is holding its sixth annual "Nite at the Races" March 8 at Upper Milford West District Fire Co., Routes 29 and 100 in Old Zionsville. Doors open 5 p.m.; the race begins 6:30 p.m.

EMMAUS Have a blast at Emmaus' SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Emmaus Arts Commission has planned a festival to help families stop hibernating and get out of the house and have a blast. A good idea after the January we've had which made me want to stay housebound.

The SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival includes many favorites such as the Friday night kick off on the Emmaus Triangle with an appearance by the SnowBlast ice princess, sculpted ice demonstrations and the popular ice bar hosted by the Emmaus Main Street Partners. The festival opens 6 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. Feb. 7 and continues 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8.

EMMAUS COLUMN Happy New Year one and all

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

It's hard to believe that it's time to say farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014.

As I reflect personally on 2013, there are many events that stand out in my memory. Three of them are attending my granddaughter's Hood College volleyball game at Muhlenberg College, picking up my six-year old grandson at Macungie Elementary School and having him give me a tour of the library and seeing my 17-year-old grandson sprout up to six-feet, five-inches tall.