East Penn Press

Saturday, August 24, 2019

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Library closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 2

The Lower Macungie Township Library will be closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4 to discuss “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamole. The book for Oct. 2 is “In the Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden” by Kathleen Cambor.

There will be a Teddy Bear Bedtime Storytime 6:30-7 p.m. Sept. 9. Come in pajamas with your teddy bear and celebrate National Teddy Bear Day.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Annual Vera Cruz homecoming celebration Aug. 18

The annual Vera Cruz Homecoming, sponsored by the Vera Cruz Community Association and held rain or shine, is Vera Cruz’s version of a community block party and is open to everyone, residents and non-residents alike.

The annual event will be held at Mystic Chain Park on Main Road East in Vera Cruz noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 18.

The day’s events will begin 9 a.m. with a community homecoming service at the Vera Cruz E.C. Church, 5501 Vera Cruz Road. The service will feature special music.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Plan to attend the 41st Annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree

The 41st Annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree will be held Aug. 23-25 at Macungie Memorial Park. The event helps support local charities and the scholarship program for local vo-tech automotive technology graduates. Over 1,500 custom cars and street rods from all over the East Coast will be on display.

Special features this year include Horny Mike’s Road Show; Jeff Krick Jr. in the Ultimate Elvis tribute 7 p.m. Aug. 23; TV’s “The Flintstones” Flintmobile Car; “Back to the Future” time machine vehicle and Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods 7 p.m. Aug. 24.

EMMAUS COLUMN

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus Police Department to hold open house Aug. 6

The Emmaus Police Department will hold its second annual open house in conjunction with National Night Out 5:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. The 400 block of Jubilee Street will be blocked off for the event. The event features tours of the police facility, a small car show with approximately 25 classic/hot rods on display, food vendors and more. The Emmaus ambulance and fire department will also have vehicles on display. For information, call the police department at 610-967-3113.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, July 18, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Come ‘Dance by the Light of the Moon’ July 19

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 to discuss “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje. The book for Sept. 4 is “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamole.

Family Fun Nights continue! Every Monday evening through July 29 there will be a family event including a community drum circle and movie night.

The program “Universe of Sounds!” for ages 3 to 12 years will explore the sounds of space using different instruments and processors 11 a.m. to noon July 18.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Lower Milford Township Fall Festival seeks participants

It’s not too soon to start thinking about the Lower Milford Township Fall Festival, which will be held Sept. 28. Are you a vendor, crafter, demonstrator, nonprofit, food vendor or entertainer? If so, the festival organizers are looking for you!

Vendors can set up on Friday night or Saturday morning (setup finished by 9:45 a.m. for the safety of attendees). All vendors must remain until the 5 p.m. closing. Please call 610-967-4949 for more information, or go to the festival page on the Lower Milford Township website and click to download the registration form.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Mark your calendar for the Ben Event July 20

The 10th annual Ben Event will take place July 20 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.

EMMAUS COLUMN

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus to celebrate its heritage with Founders Day dinner

The public is invited to attend a Founders Day dinner planned in celebration of Emmaus’ heritage. The dinner will be the debut of an annual Founders Day celebration in the borough.

The dinner will be held 6 p.m. July 27 in the outdoor pavilion of the Emmaus Moravian Church, Keystone and Main streets, weather permitting. The dinner will be catered by Licensed to Grill and will include typical fare for a dinner of the late 1700s.

The July date was chosen for Emmaus’ Founders Day to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the Emmaus Moravian Church.

VIKING VOICES

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School graduates 178 students

Allentown Central Catholic High School’s Baccalaureate Mass was held June 6 at St. Thomas More Parish in Allentown. Many priests from ACCHS’ feeder parishes joined chaplain Fr. Mark Searles in celebrating this mass to recognize the Class of 2019.

The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented during the evening to Greg Kelly (1979), Sheila O’Donnell (1983), and Michael Sweetana (1985).