The 66th annual Vera Cruz Homecoming will be held noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 20, at Mystic Chain Park, 3718 Main Road East. This year’s homecoming will feature new entertainment, especially entertainment geared toward children. There will be face painters, children’s games, a bounce house, dunk tank and crafters. The event will also help celebrate the 75th anniversary of both Upper Milford Township fire companies – Citizens Fire Company of Vera Cruz and Upper Milford Western District Fire Company of Zionsville.
Traffic issues, and criticism of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, frequent topics at supervisors’ meetings, again came under discussion at last week’s otherwise routine meeting.
Almost half of the brief meeting was spent in executive session to discuss personnel and real estate, but during the public comment portion of the open meeting, two residents raised traffic concerns.
A handful of township residents at the June 15 supervisors meeting urged the board to go on record in support of the Paris Climate Accord. Numerous municipalities throughout the country have taken such action in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the accord.
A revised plan for the development of the Kohler property in Upper Milford does not meet the township’s expectations, supervisors agreed at the June 15 meeting.
Solicitor Marc Fisher said the pre-development agreement which supervisors accepted in January showed 2.7 acres of recreation land in the residential development, plus 19 parking spaces for that land. The new plan, he said, has “whittled away the area of the park” to 2.1 acres.
The Lower Milford Fire Company carnival will take place June 14 to 17. This is the company’s most important fundraiser of the year, so bring the family and enjoy a silent auction, live music, rides, games, fireworks and more.
The grounds, on Limeport Pike, will be open 6 p.m. nightly, and music and rides start 7 p.m.
Otto’s Amusements provides the Midway. This year’s bands are: Wednesday: Michael James Group; Thursday: Bootleg Express; Friday: Uncle Smiley and Saturday: Jean and American Dream.
An appreciative crowd was on hand at the June 1 Upper Milford supervisors meeting, where the principal agenda item was a ceremony and reception honoring Henry Kradjel for his decades of service to the township. Kradjel has announced he is retiring from the planning commission, of which he has been a member for 44 years.
Supervisors Chairman George DeVault presented a proclamation to Kradjel which noted his years on the planning commission, as well as having served as the township zoning officer in the 1980s and a term as supervisor 2004 to 2010.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day May 14. I consider this a Hallmark holiday, but I am nevertheless disappointed if my sons don’t at least call me.
Celebrate the season at Springfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at Salem United Methodist Church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. Featured will be a light lunch and homemade baked goods to purchase, as well as flea market items and a variety of flowers, including hanging baskets, for sale.
This event will be held rain or shine in the enclosed pavilion. For more information, contact 610-965-6796.
Kay Builders’ plans for developing the Kohler tract occupied most of the April 20 supervisors meeting. Potential problems with stormwater runoff were the main concern of both supervisors and the dozen or so residents in attendance. Kay is proposing a residential development with 81 townhouses and 44 twin homes.
Upper Milford supervisors reluctantly gave final approval to plans for the Chestnut Street Wellness Center at the April 6 meeting. The vote was 2-1, with supervisors Chairman George DeVault opposed.
The plans for the center had been a topic of lengthy discussion at a meeting last month, with traffic at the entrance to the center a major concern.
Happy Easter! Easter is late this year, April 16, so the chances of nice weather are good.
Check your church’s listing in this newspaper for the schedule of Easter services.
If you have young children or grandchildren, bring them to one of several Easter egg hunts scheduled locally.
Salem Bible Church will hold a community Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. April 9 at the church, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Upper Milford Township. The event is for 1- to 10-year-olds and will feature more than 5,000 eggs and prizes. The rain date is April 15.