The 2012-2013 school year is certainly accelerating at an alarming rate. We are already past Homecoming week, which proved to be a fun event for students and faculty at Emmaus High School alike.
Students enjoyed the powder-puff football tournament, spirit week dress-up days, the Homecoming parade, the Homecoming game, and of course the Homecoming dance.
That being said, there are many upcoming events scheduled for EHS students.
The Ancient Oak Women's organization meeting is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at St. Paul's UCC, Trexlertown.
A fashion show will be presented by Devine Resale of Hamilton Boulevard. Ladies in the Ancient Oak development are invited to attend.
Trick or treat for Ancient Oak is 6 to 8 Oct. 31.
Doris is hosting a trip to Branson, Mo. Nov. 10 to 18. Call Doris at 610-966-3653 for more information about the trip.
Don't forget to vote on Nov. 6. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Emmaus Main Street Partners invite you to shop, dine, explore Emmaus and play bingo, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at St. John's UCC, 139 N. Fourth St. The tickets include 20 games. The event features a 50/50 cash raffle and a Chinese auction. Proceeds will benefit the community and economic development projects of EMSP. Call 610-965-2174 for tickets.
This week marks the beginning of events leading up to the highly anticipated homecoming game and dance at Emmaus High School.
Students will enjoy a week filled with school spirit activities, with each day having a different theme.
Monday's theme was neon/pink and Tuesday's theme was favorite sports team day. Also on Tuesday, the annual SGA sponsored powder puff tournament took place in the EHS stadium.
Macungie Minstrelaires will present "Souled on Motown" at Lower Macungie Middle School. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 2 and 3. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Part of this year's proceeds will benefit the East Penn School District Angel Network. For tickets and information, order online at www.macungie-minstrelaires.org; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 610-770-6845.
There will be Mother-Son Bowling Day 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Emmaus Bowling Center for boys in kindergarten through sixth grade. For information, call the community center at 610-966-6924.
I spent last week in New England visiting my older sister. It's a long ride up from here and for the third year in a row, rained most of the way. However, coming home the Lord and sunshine were with us. Autumn had arrived in full splendor. Color was everywhere, from palest yellow bushes to deep red of tall trees along the roads and highways. Cool brisk air was a welcome change after our steamy summer. Pumpkins, a few corn stalks and seasonal decorations reminded us Halloween was on its way.
Did you know? Upper and Lower Milford Townships were originally part of Bucks County in a larger territory called Milford Township.
In 1738, they were pulled out of Milford Township to become Upper Milford Township, the first township in Lehigh County.
In December 1852, they were made separate townships.
This information and more can be found in a pictorial history book recently released by the Upper Milford Township Historical Society.
My name is Abby Parnell and I am a junior at Lehigh Valley Christian High School in Catasauqua. I participate in drama, choir and girls soccer. I will be contributing to this column to share with you about life at LVCHS.
LVCHS is off to a great start. There are new students, classes, teachers and electives as well as new renovations to the school building. Our mission remains the same – to "equip students to think biblically and to function purposefully in society."
The Macungie Farmers Market will be open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October. The market features local family farmers providing home- grown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. There will be pumpkin decorating Oct. 11 and trick or treat at the market Oct. 25. There will be a cooking demonstation Oct. 18. Parking is available along North Walnut Street and at the park.
This is the season for changes. Autumn began this past Saturday, the weather has turned a bit cooler, schools are in full swing. A few miles down the road, the Alburtis Park has ended its 82nd year of country music, games and entertainment. Folks are preparing for coming events and holiday celebrations.
The Lower Macungie Senior Citizens meet noon at the community center, 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, Oct. 2 and 16. Games are played following the business meeting. Call Doris at 610-966-3653 for information about her trip to Ace in the Hole Oct. 3 and Branson Nov. 10 to 18.