East Penn Press

Saturday, July 22, 2017

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by SPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Columns

Historical society to hold annual picnic

By JULIA F. SWAN

The Upper Milford Historical Society will hold its annual picnic 6 p.m. July 27 at the Upper Milford Township building. Candace Perry, curator of the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, will be the guest speaker, talking about “How the Pretzel Survived Prohibition.”

The society usually meets 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month except for November and December.

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.

EMMAUS COLUMN

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus Moravian Church celebrates 270th anniversary

The Emmaus Moravian Church will celebrate its 270th anniversary with several community events during July. At 7 p.m. July 24, The Emmaus Historical Society’s “Our Moravian Settlers” program will be presented by Bill Barto at the Emmaus Public Library. On July 29, the Emmaus Moravian Church, 146 Main St., will hold an open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. God’s Acre at the foot of South Third Street will be open for tours 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a dawn worship service at God’s Acre 7:30 a.m. July 30. The church will hold a worship service Lovefeast 9:30 a.m. July 30.

COLLEGE CORNER

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Students earn degrees

PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Dayne W. Engler, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology sciences - gaming and simulation; Anteneh N. Tesfaye, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology: network specialist concentration, both of Allentown; Cooper R. Raub, of Emmaus, who earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in automotive technology.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP COLUMN

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.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

It’s carnival time in Lower Milford

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.

EMMAUS COLUMN

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus celebrates Community Day June 4

The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission will host its annual Community Day and Kickoff to Summer event noon to 6 p.m. June 4 at Emmaus Community Park. The event, which is free to the public, will feature food, information from community organizations, crafts, demonstrations, pony rides and music. The summer concert series kicks off with a concert by Inch and the Echoes 3 to 6 p.m.