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.
It’s Read Across America Day so be sure to show your love of reading March 2 as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday 7 p.m. March 2 with story time and crafts.
There will be a “Cherries, Chocolate and Jazz” event 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25 (snowdate Feb. 26) at the Lower Macungie Township Library. Appetizers, desserts and beverages will be provided with music by the Kutztown University Jazz Quartet. Tickets (adults only) can be purchased online at lowermaclib.org, at the library, or by mailing a check payable to Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie, 18062. Tickets are not available at the door. Proceeds benefit the library.
On Jan. 27, six buses carrying almost 300 Allentown Central Catholic High School students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the annual March for Life.
The buses first stopped in Maryland at the Baltimore Basilica to celebrate Mass with others from the Diocese of Allentown, including students from Berks Catholic High School, Notre Dame High School and Holy Guardian Angel parish. The trip continued to the Washington Monument, where ACCHS students joined hundreds of thousands in a march to the steps of the Supreme Court.
Emmaus High School students can purchase a sweet carnation for someone special to be delivered on Valentine’s Day. Include a personalized message and have it delivered to the recipient’s class Feb. 14. Students can also commission a personalized calligraphy message in one of 10 languages besides English. Look for Global Citizens Club members at lunch through Feb. 13 to make a purchase.
The U. S. Army will visit Emmaus High School Feb. 6. For a complete list of college visits to the school, visit the guidance office or check the school website.
Happy February! The days are getting longer and the Super Bowl is coming up this Sunday, Feb. 5.
As a former Massachusetts resident and Patriots season ticket holder, I’ll be rooting for Brady and the boys this Sunday!
For many area churches, including St. Peter’s Union Church, this Sunday is also the Souper Bowl of Caring. Join other generous people around the country by dropping a donation of $1 (or more) into the soup bowl as you leave worship service Sunday.
The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting at the Macungie Institute 7 p.m. Feb. 14 with artist Lee Baldwin demonstrating in watercolors.
The next bus trips to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are scheduled March 20 and April 17. Call the park at 610-966-4289 to reserve a seat.
ARCH of the Lehigh Valley will hold a benefit bingo 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Macungie Memorial Park. Prizes include bags, baskets, purses and jewelry. Doors open noon. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-573-2500.
Area students are among those named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester including: Christopher Boucher and Katrice Werley, both of Allentown; Kaylee Grapsy, Haley Kramer, Brenna Smudde, all of Macungie.
Bring the family to Emmaus Feb. 3 and 4 to enjoy the free, community-wide art related events at the Emmaus Arts Commission’s SnowBlast Arts Festival.
By NICHOLAS TOTO
The Emmaus High School orchestra held a coffee house Jan. 20.
Shave For The Brave will be held 5 p.m. March 24 at Emmaus High School. Anyone can donate. Sign up to be a shavee, volunteer or certified barber by visiting https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/emmaus5.
Shave For The Brave shirts will be sold at lunches and will be also used for the blackout game against Easton Jan. 27.
The junior prom committee will meet Jan. 30 after school in Room 569. If you would like to help plan the prom theme, decorations and songs, plan to attend.