The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 9 and 16, for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.
The Parkland Art League will hold the next meeting at the Macungie Institute 7 p.m. Jan. 10 with artist Lee Baldwin exhibiting in watercolor.
Students at Allentown Central Catholic High School had a very busy month of December, from sporting events to Christmas concerts to service projects.
The Central City Project held its second annual “Snack and Shop’ Dec. 21.
The National Honor Society toy drive and Central City Project clothing drive supplied hundreds of items for the homeless and needy of center city Allentown. Baked goods and hot chocolate were also provided, helping to spread the Christmas spirit to all the people who benefited from the event.
Tickets for Mr. Emmaus and the Snow Glow dance will go on sale Jan. 4, 2017 during lunch periods. Tickets can be purchased separately or together for a discount. Mr. Emmaus will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 2017. The Snow Glow dance will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 14, 2017.
Student Services Company will be at Emmaus High School Jan. 5, 2017 to make any needed adjustments on class rings.
On Jan. 11, 2017, the eighth and ninth grade guidance information night will take place 6 p.m. in the EHS auditorium and auditorium lobby.
It’s hard to believe it is time to say farewell to 2016 and welcome 2017.
As I reflect personally on 2016, memorable for our family will be our granddaughter’s graduation from Hood College in Frederick, Md. and my milestone birthday celebrated at the Hotel Bethlehem. My nine-year-old grandson liked the Hotel Bethlehem so much he asked if we could always celebrate Grandma’s birthday there. Also memorable was my youngest daughter’s move from the Ridings in Macungie to a house in Lower Macungie Township.
The drama club at Allentown Central Catholic High School would like to thank all those who attended “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 2 and 3. It was the final winter play for 16 seniors in the cast and crew.
The annual 40 hours school-wide retreat will be held Dec. 15 and 16. The two days will include a keynote speaker, small group sessions, Eucharistic adoration and a mass with Bishop Barres. Students will be dismissed 1 p.m. Dec. 16 following the close of the retreat.
For any student who took the PSAT, there will be student information sessions through Dec. 20. The online score report, its meaning and its interpretation will be discussed. Seats are limited. Students must sign up in the counseling office.
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Now that the Christmas season is upon us in earnest, pay attention to changes in the scheduling of meetings.
Upper Milford supervisors, for instance, held their regular meeting Dec. 1, the regularly scheduled date. But as of now, their Dec. 15 meeting is canceled. Instead the supervisors will hold a year-end meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29.
Their re-organization meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2017.
The annual fall sports awards ceremony was held Nov. 18 to recognize all the teams and players have accomplished over the past few months. Varsity letter winners, team most valuable players and Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Scholar Athlete Nominees received their special letters, trophies and medals.
Some highlights from the fall sports season include an EPC North championship for the football team and District 11 titles for the girls cross country and volleyball teams.
Emmaus High School’s SADD/Kid to Kid club, the advanced health class and the wellness fitness club attended a healthy living expo at Southern Lehigh High School Nov. 17. Students needed to come up with something for their “booth” that could help students be healthy, relaxed, make good choices and much more.
A computer science showcase will be held Dec. 1 immediately after parent/teacher conferences in rooms 366, 368 and 369.
Junior’s Gertrude Hawk orders will be available for pick up Dec. 5 in the auditorium lobby after school.
To help get you in the holiday spirit, plan on attending Emmaus’ OldFashioned Christmas celebration Dec. 2 and 3 sponsored by the Emmaus Main Street Partners, a proud partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and Gross McGinley LLP.