By JULIA F. SWAN
The Upper Milford Historical Society will hold its annual picnic 6 p.m. July 27 at the Upper Milford Township building. Candace Perry, curator of the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, will be the guest speaker, talking about “How the Pretzel Survived Prohibition.”
The society usually meets 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month except for November and December.
The eighth annual Ben Event will take place July 14 and 15 at Macungie Memorial Park. Ben Yorgey was an Emmaus High School graduate/special needs student who died in 2009. Ben’s parents Kent and Ardyth Yorgey have established the Ben Yorgey Foundation to help graduating high school students with similar disabilities lead independent and productive lives. The event will kickoff 5:30 p.m. July 14. The Ben Event One Mile Fun Walk will be held 7:15 p.m.
The Emmaus Moravian Church will celebrate its 270th anniversary with several community events during July. At 7 p.m. July 24, The Emmaus Historical Society’s “Our Moravian Settlers” program will be presented by Bill Barto at the Emmaus Public Library. On July 29, the Emmaus Moravian Church, 146 Main St., will hold an open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. God’s Acre at the foot of South Third Street will be open for tours 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a dawn worship service at God’s Acre 7:30 a.m. July 30. The church will hold a worship service Lovefeast 9:30 a.m. July 30.
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies including: Dayne W. Engler, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology sciences - gaming and simulation; Anteneh N. Tesfaye, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology: network specialist concentration, both of Allentown; Cooper R. Raub, of Emmaus, who earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in automotive technology.
The Lower Macungie Pool is open daily noon to 8 p.m. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 26 and July 6 and 13 for swim meets. A summer kickoff party will be held 1 to 5 p.m. June 25 with Bar None Entertainment 1 to 3 p.m. and a mermaid visit 3 to 5 p.m. A DJ pool party with Wesley Works will be held 5 to 7 p.m. July 14. There will be another mermaid visit 2 to 4 p.m. July 18. For more information, check the website www.lowermac.org.
Congratulations to the Emmaus High School Class of 2017!
Congratulations also to everyone who participated in the 2017 Freddy Awards!
Summer circulation (the ability to check books out and keep them all summer) has begun. Books will not need to be returned to the EHS library until Sept. 8.
The Lower Milford Fire Company carnival will take place June 14 to 17. This is the company’s most important fundraiser of the year, so bring the family and enjoy a silent auction, live music, rides, games, fireworks and more.
The grounds, on Limeport Pike, will be open 6 p.m. nightly, and music and rides start 7 p.m.
Otto’s Amusements provides the Midway. This year’s bands are: Wednesday: Michael James Group; Thursday: Bootleg Express; Friday: Uncle Smiley and Saturday: Jean and American Dream.
The Macungie Farmers Market is open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 24. The market features local family farmers providing home grown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.
The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission will host its annual Community Day and Kickoff to Summer event noon to 6 p.m. June 4 at Emmaus Community Park. The event, which is free to the public, will feature food, information from community organizations, crafts, demonstrations, pony rides and music. The summer concert series kicks off with a concert by Inch and the Echoes 3 to 6 p.m.
Allentown Central Catholic High School received a school record of eight Freddy Award nominations May 11 for the spring musical “Anything Goes.” The show received nominations for outstanding costuming, choreography, chorus, production number and production by a small school. Sophomore Dylan Brown was nominated for outstanding male ensemble member for his role as Elisha J. Whitney and senior Abby Garza received two nominations, one for her solo vocal performance of “I Get a Kick Out of You” and the other for outstanding actress in a leading role.