East Penn Press

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Graduation celebration set for July 25

Due to COVID-19, the annual Emmaus High School Senior Ball scheduled for July will be postponed.

School officials hope to move the event to a later date as a sort of “reunion prom.”

On the EHS website, seniors are asked to fill out a Google form regarding this information.

EHS will host a “drive-up graduation celebration” July 25 at the school, 500 Macungie Ave.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Milford Park to host summer gospel concerts

The weekly gospel concerts at Milford Park have begun.

Damaris Carbaugh, former soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, will perform 7 p.m. July 11.

Organizers of the concerts stress the following: “Our open-air tabernacle provides sufficient space for people to continue to maintain social distancing. Personal protective equipment can be worn based on an individual’s preference. You can also bring your own lawn chairs.”

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Attention shoppers! Macungie Farmers Market is open

The Macungie Farmers Market is open for the season 4-7 p.m. Thursdays at the new location on Lumber Street.

The market features local family farmers providing homegrown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more.

The Macungie Flower Park near the train station has been planted and is approaching full bloom. Take some time to smell the flowers!

Macungie Borough offices remain closed to the public. For information, call 610-966-2503.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Grace Lutheran Church food pantry open June 26

The Lower Macungie Library remains closed to the public during the yellow phase. All in-house programs are canceled for the summer. Items with a due date starting March 2 will now be due July 1. The book drop will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library will be fine free through Sept. 8. Curbside services will begin June 15. Staff will be available by email and telephone.

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

East Penn issues statement of solidarity

Senior graduation is still scheduled 1 p.m. July 26 at the PPL Center in Allentown.

The first ever virtual art show is now open for viewing. If anyone is interested in taking a tour to see the work of many talented artists in Emmaus, see this link https://sites.google.com/eastpennsd.org/ehsart/home.

Seniors should make sure all school debts have been paid before graduation, including lunch debts, library debts, etc.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Das Awkscht Fescht and Wheels of Time canceled due to COVID-19

The information below is accurate as of printing. Please check on upcoming events before going out. Stay safe!

The Macungie Farmers Market is open for the season 4-7 p.m. Thursday evenings at its new location on Lumber Street. The market features local family farmers providing home grown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more.

Macungie borough offices are closed to the public. For information, call 610-966-2503.

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Graduation scheduled July 26

The Emmaus High School Class of 2020 graduation day is scheduled July 26 at the PPL Center in Allentown.

Locker clean out at EHS will start June 5.

Students will report to EHS to clean out their lockers, claim their belongings and return school property such as textbooks.

Seniors will go to the school June 5 and 8, juniors June 9; sophomores June 10 and freshmen June 11.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Canceled, postponed and rescheduled

Canceled; postponed; rescheduled. That is the status of many meetings and events over the past couple of months and probably into at least the immediate future due to COVID-19.

As I did last month, I’m reporting meetings that would normally be taking place if I haven’t specifically heard of any changes, but I once again suggest it would be wise to check with the sponsoring organizations of upcoming events or meetings before you go out.

The Lower Milford Township Fire Company carnival, normally held in June, has been canceled due to the coronavirus.

EMMAUS COLUMN

Sunday, May 31, 2020 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Face masks requested at Emmaus Farmers Market

Opening day for the 13th season for the Emmaus Farmers Market was May 3 at Triangle Park. The market is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday. Please note the new hours. However, due to the new normal during the COVID-19 regulations and with the safety of customers and vendors in mind, the market administrators are requesting shoppers wear face masks and keep a distance between shoppers and vendors. Shoppers are encouraged to place preorders and to use the hand sanitizers at the sanitation stations.