As part of Earth Day celebrations, the Allentown Central Catholic High School Ecology Club volunteered with the Friends of Allentown Organization to aid in cleaning up the grounds along the Jordan Creek April 29. The club is led by Gerard Caprio and Tom Shive.
The band concert was held at Emmaus High School May 1. All of the bands did an excellent job. Congratulations!
On May 2, all of the students, faculty and staff participated in a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events drill. The purpose of this drill was different than a normal lockdown.
Spring remains a busy and productive time for students at Allentown Central Catholic High School.
The Biology Olympics team placed second in the Biology Bowl at Cedar Crest College April 13. Junior Sydni Ernst took third in the medical biology and physiology individual event. Other team members included seniors Andrew Buck and Snow Du and juniors Vinny Bet and Anthony Wilson.
The Macungie Farmers Market will hold its 12th season grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. May 17. The market features local family farmers providing home grown 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. 23. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.
Spring finally seems to have arrived and Salem United Methodist Church will celebrate by holding Springfest 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at the church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. The event will feature homemade baked goods, a light lunch, flea market items, flowers for your garden, plus hanging plants for sale. There will be some free items too. This event will be held rain or shine. For information, call 610-965-6796.
Come out and show support for our veterans during the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony May 28. The parade begins promptly 9 a.m., moving out from the Emmaus High School parking lot, continuing to Chestnut Street and ending at the Memorial Triangle on Fourth Street. The memorial service will be held at this location. Maj. Debra L. Fetherman, U.S. Air Force ret., will be the speaker. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Emmaus High School auditorium beginning 10 a.m.
Emmaus High School Senior Ball tickets will be sold online through April 26. The link is available on the Google Classroom page using code yyss6y. Voting for court continues through April 27.
The ball is scheduled 5 to 10 p.m. May 11 at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
The EHS Junior Prom will be held 6 to 10 p.m. May 5 at Homewood Suites by Hilton, Center Valley.
The SAT will be administered at EHS May 5. Test takers should bring their registration ticket, student ID, No. 2 pencil and a calculator. Test doors open 7:45 a.m. and close 8 a.m.
The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. May 2 to discuss “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” by Kelli Estes. The book for June 6 will be “Harness the Storm” by Sharon Lee Villone.
The library is currently under construction. As part of the expansion of the community center, the library will add 4,400 square feet to house the children’s wing. This will allow for larger classes for children’s programs and allow for two meeting rooms for quiet study and tutoring.
Spring continues to be an eventful time at Allentown Central Catholic.
Students Neil Maydick (percussion) and Maria Romero (clarinet) performed in the New York Invitational Music Festival at Carnegie Hall April 4 with Dieruff High School’s band. The students were invited by Dieruff director Lawrence Flynn. The performance featured groups from Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
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Jenna Caciolo, of Macungie, recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and graduated cum laude.