East Penn Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Sunday, December 8, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Gingerbread competition scheduled Dec. 7

The Spanish Department will travel to Panama in Summer 2021 to visit the Panama Canal, Colonial area of the Panama City and other places. Nature tours and sightseeing also will be offered. Students will participate in cultural immersion activities, such as dance lessons and handcraft workshops. For more information, contact Mr. Montepeque in Room 236 or Mrs. Fraser.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Sunday, December 8, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Holiday craft fair at Faith Presbyterian Church Dec. 7

I hope everyone enjoyed a warm and relaxing Thanksgiving. Now it’s time to get ready for the next round of seasonal observances. Hanukkah begins Dec. 22 so that celebration overlaps with Christmas this year.

And of course everyone will welcome in the new year Dec. 31, whether with partying, making New Year’s resolutions or just taking time to reflect on the year past and look forward to 2020.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Sunday, December 8, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Macungie Holiday has a packed bag of events Dec. 14

There will be a Breweriana Beer Collectible Show sponsored by the Horlacher Chapter 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Macungie Memorial Hall.

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Dec. 13.

There will be a shredding event for the Borough of Macungie and Alburtis Borough at the Alburtis Area Community Center 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 14. For more information, call 610-966-4777.

VIKING VOICES

Friday, November 29, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS Drama Club presents ‘Fairy Tale Misfits’ Dec. 6 and 7

The Allentown Central Catholic High School Drama Club will present the comedy “Fairy Tale Misfits” 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7. The show is student directed, produced, designed and performed.

National Honor Society sponsored a canned food drive. Students received a dress down day for food they donated.

On Nov. 22 the Red Cross Club sponsored a blood drive and The Pro-Life Club sponsored a diaper drive, which benefited the Cay Galgon Life House (Mary’s Shelter.)

EMMAUS COLUMN

Friday, November 29, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Celebrate Old-Fashioned Christmas Dec. 7; some sites holding events Dec. 6

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will hold a holiday book sale and reception 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the library, 11 E. Main St. The event will feature wine, cheese and nonalcoholic punch. St. Ann’s chorus will perform. The sale features an array of pre-enjoyed books at affordable prices in gift-worthy condition. There will be a good selection of children’s books, recent fiction, collectibles and holiday books. For information, visit Emmauspl@cliu.org.

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Friday, November 22, 2019 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

National Honor Society applications due Nov. 25

All National Honor Society applications for invited students are due in Room 574 to Mrs. Arnold by the end of the day Nov. 25. Applications will not be accepted after that date.

The Spanish Department will travel to Panama in the summer of 2021 to visit the Panama Canal, colonial area of the Panama City and other places such as nature tours and sightseeing. Students will participate in cultural immersion activities, such as dance lessons, handcraft workshops, etc. For more information, see Mr. Montepeque in Room 236 or Mrs. Fraser.

VIKING VOICES

Thursday, November 14, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Viking Fest date announced for 2020

Allentown Central Catholic High School has announced the 17th annual Viking Fest 2020 will return to Rockne Hall May 2, 2020. Viking Fest is the most important fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event provide valuable funding for major campus renovations, enhancements to technology and curriculum and upgrades to security.

Vikette soccer’s season ended when they fell to Northwestern 2-0. Congratulations on a great season.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Two area churches holding Christmas bazaars

November is the month to observe Thanksgiving and also begin thinking about holiday shopping. We hope you started off the month right by turning your clocks back last Sunday, when daylight saving time ended.

Thanksgiving is late this year, Nov. 28. St. Peter’s Union Church is holding a joint Thanksgiving Eve service with Huff’s Church 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at St. Peter’s, 7863 St. Peter’s Road.

Meanwhile, there are at least two opportunities locally to begin your Christmas shopping and also help out two area churches.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Leaf collection begins Nov. 11

Macungie Borough leaf collection will take place Nov. 11, 18 and 25. Leaves only will be collected curbside and should be at the curb before 7 a.m. Residents are also encouraged to drop off leaves any day or time at the newly expanded fenced area at the borough garage off of South Church Street.

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8.