By NICHOLAS TOTO
Thirty-two students competed on eight different teams at Bloomsburg University’s annual computer competition April 11. The first place team was Ian Bowler, Bradley Klemick, Jie Luo and Nathan Walls who were the only ones to complete all 10 problems out of a total of 50 teams from eastern Pennsylvania. Emmaus teams also took fourth, sixth, seventh, ninth, 11th, 13th and 14th place. All of the other seven teams completed more than half of the programs. Congratulations to all who participated.
Happy Easter! Easter is late this year, April 16, so the chances of nice weather are good.
Check your church’s listing in this newspaper for the schedule of Easter services.
If you have young children or grandchildren, bring them to one of several Easter egg hunts scheduled locally.
Salem Bible Church will hold a community Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. April 9 at the church, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Upper Milford Township. The event is for 1- to 10-year-olds and will feature more than 5,000 eggs and prizes. The rain date is April 15.
There will be an Easter Eggstravaganza Vendor Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 at Macungie Memorial Hall. There will be direct sales vendors, crafters, baked goods, refreshments, kids activities and door prizes. For more information, call Jennifer at 267-382-9740.
Egg decorating for the Easter egg hunt will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at Macungie Memorial Park.
There will be photos with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at the Flower Park. The event is sponsored by the Town Beautification Committee.
Over the weekend of March 10-12 the Allentown Central Catholic High School Music Department traveled to historic American landmarks to tour and perform.
The concert band, color guard and chorus performed at both Jamestown and Yorktown, then visited colonial Williamsburg.
After leaving Virginia, the group traveled north to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md., the birthplace of “The Star Spangled Banner.” All those who participated in the trip had an exciting and educational experience.
Emmaus High School will host dances for the junior and senior classes in the coming weeks.
If any juniors plan to attend the prom, join the Google Classroom page. Guest permission forms are due shortly and tickets go on sale before and after school April 5. For more information, contact Mrs. Frantzen or Mrs. Simpkins ASAP.
The prom is 6:30 to 10 p.m. April 29.
Attention juniors and seniors: Make sure you pay any fines or debts you may have before buying a prom or ball ticket. Not sure if you have a fine? Stop by the main office to check.
The winter sports award ceremony was held March 20 as the season draws to a close. The ceremony honored all letter winners and most valuable players from swimming and diving, basketball, wrestling, and competitive cheerleading. Both boys and girls swimming dominated the 2017 season, winning both District XI team championships. Multiple individual and relay swimmers qualified for the state competition. The girls basketball team also advanced far in district playoffs, reaching the finals where they became District XI runners up, falling to Bethlehem Catholic.
Shave For The Brave will be held 5 p.m. March 24 in the Emmaus High School main gym. Come and support the teams and individuals participating in this great cause! Register to be a shavee, volunteer or certified barber by visiting the website www.stbaldricks.org/events/emmaus5.
The Forensic Science Student Organization at Cedar Crest College will hold the 15th annual forensic science symposium 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25.
By CORRINE DURDOCK
The Kiwanis Club of Emmaus will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m. (rain or shine) April 15 at Emmaus Community Park, 13th and Broad streets. The hunt includes five age groups (toddlers through age 10). There are prizes for numbered eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to add to the festivities. Plaudits to the club members for offering this popular community event for 65 years.
The Lower Macungie Library will be closed April 14 for a spring holiday.
The library is now accepting book donations for the spring 2017 book sale at the donations counter to the left of the information desk. Acceptable donations include gently used books, DVDs, music CDs and audiobooks on CDs. Unacceptable items include damaged, dirty or incomplete items, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, encyclopedias and Reader’s Digest condensed books.
“Miss Saigon - School Edition” will be performed at Emmaus High School 7 p.m. March 15, 16 and 17, 2 and 7 p.m. March 18 and 2 p.m. March 19.
For Gold Card holders, Gold Cards will serve as tickets. Gold cards will be valid for the March 14 preview performance show only.