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.
The Central City Project hosted a Mardi Gras themed community dinner Feb. 28.
The menu featured homemade jambalaya, gumbo and a pork dish, as well as multiple side dishes and desserts. Allentown Central Catholic High School student volunteers served as waiters and kitchen staff, providing a formal meal for people in need in nearby center city Allentown.
Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie, will hold Ash Wednesday services 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 1. Lenten worship services will be held 7 p.m. March 8, 15, 22 and 29 and April 5. There will be a Lenten supper 6 p.m. prior to the service. For information, call the church at 610-966-3265.
There will be an indoor flea market at Macungie Memorial Park 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11. The deadline to register is March 4.
There is still time to get tickets to enjoy a “Nite at the Races” and basket raffle March 11 at the Alburtis Area Community Center, 220 W. 2nd St., Alburtis. This fun event is sponsored by the Emmaus Lions Club. Doors open 5 p.m. and the first race runs 6:30 p.m.
Your donation buys you a fun evening of races, food, wine, beer, coffee and soda and door prizes. The food includes, meatballs, hot roast beef, sausage sandwiches, broasted chicken, a variety of salads, snacks and desserts.
The World Languages International Fair will be held Feb. 25 in the cafeteria. The snow date is March 4.
Students will register for their 2017-2018 courses Feb. 27.
Buzz Magazine will host its second fundraiser with Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Feb 27. Twenty percent of all dine in and carry out orders will be donated to Buzz Magazine for the annual print issue. All you have to do is or mention you are supporting Buzz Magazine when you place your order.
A group of Allentown Central Catholic High School students had the opportunity to participate in Notre Dame High School’s Mini-THON Feb. 17 and 18. Central raised almost $2,000 to contribute to the fight against childhood cancer, the mission of THON, the annual dance marathon at Penn State University. Mini-THON’s are a way for high school students to gain experience organizing and participating in such an event.