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Saturday, July 22, 2017

MACUNGIE COLUMN Ben Event at Macungie Memorial Park July 14 and 15

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The eighth annual Ben Event will take place July 14 and 15 at Macungie Memorial Park. Ben Yorgey was an Emmaus High School graduate/special needs student who died in 2009. Ben’s parents Kent and Ardyth Yorgey have established the Ben Yorgey Foundation to help graduating high school students with similar disabilities lead independent and productive lives. The event will kickoff 5:30 p.m. July 14. The Ben Event One Mile Fun Walk will be held 7:15 p.m.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Pool hosts summer kickoff party complete with a mermaid

The Lower Macungie Pool is open daily noon to 8 p.m. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 26 and July 6 and 13 for swim meets. A summer kickoff party will be held 1 to 5 p.m. June 25 with Bar None Entertainment 1 to 3 p.m. and a mermaid visit 3 to 5 p.m. A DJ pool party with Wesley Works will be held 5 to 7 p.m. July 14. There will be another mermaid visit 2 to 4 p.m. July 18. For more information, check the website www.lowermac.org.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Register now for the summer reading program at the library

The Lower Macungie Library will be closed May 29 in observation of Memorial Day.

The Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World” will begin June 10. The program includes prizes for reading and special programs.

Miss Lisa will be available to help with registration and answer questions 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. June 7 to discuss “The Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan. The book for July 5 is “Before the Fall” by Noah Hawley.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Macungie Farmers Market opens May 18

The Macungie Farmers Market will hold its 11th season grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. May 18. The market features local family farmers providing home grown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. The Farmers Market will be open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 24. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Children’s author/illustrator to visit Lower Macungie Library April 20

Children’s author/illustrator Micha Archer will visit Lower Macungie Library 2 to 3 p.m. April 20 to share her book “Daniel Finds a Poem.” There will be a storytime, craft and activity. The first 50 registered children in attendance will receive a copy of the book.

A program “Royal Women Rule” will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26. Heather Simoneau will lead an informal discussion on the influence of women on the British monarchy and world affairs. Tea and scones will be served.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Plan to enjoy some Easter activities in Macungie

There will be an Easter Eggstravaganza Vendor Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 at Macungie Memorial Hall. There will be direct sales vendors, crafters, baked goods, refreshments, kids activities and door prizes. For more information, call Jennifer at 267-382-9740.

Egg decorating for the Easter egg hunt will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at Macungie Memorial Park.

There will be photos with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at the Flower Park. The event is sponsored by the Town Beautification Committee.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN Magic, illusion show set for March 18

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Lower Macungie Library will be closed April 14 for a spring holiday.

The library is now accepting book donations for the spring 2017 book sale at the donations counter to the left of the information desk. Acceptable donations include gently used books, DVDs, music CDs and audiobooks on CDs. Unacceptable items include damaged, dirty or incomplete items, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, encyclopedias and Reader’s Digest condensed books.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Ash Wednesday services March 1 at Concordia Lutheran

Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie, will hold Ash Wednesday services 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 1. Lenten worship services will be held 7 p.m. March 8, 15, 22 and 29 and April 5. There will be a Lenten supper 6 p.m. prior to the service. For information, call the church at 610-966-3265.

There will be an indoor flea market at Macungie Memorial Park 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11. The deadline to register is March 4.