The 38th Annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree will be held Aug. 26 to 28 at Macungie Memorial Park. The event helps support local charities and the scholarship program for local automotive technology graduates. Over 1,500 custom cars and street rods from all over the east coast will be on display.
The Macungie Farmers Market, located in Macungie Memorial Park, is open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 25. The market features local family farmers providing homegrown 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 next bus trips to Mohegan Suns at Pocono Downs are scheduled for July 18 and Aug. 15. Call the park at 610-966-4289 to reserve a seat.
By JULIA F. SWAN
Instead of a regular monthly meeting, the Upper Milford Historical Society will hold its summer picnic at Jasper Park 6 p.m. July 28. Everyone is invited to bring items, pictures or stories of historical interest to share, as was done at an earlier meeting this year; this has proved to be a popular activity for members. In case of rain, the picnic meeting will be held in the township building.
Do you like to draw pictures with chalk on the sidewalk? Then the upcoming Chalk the Walk, sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission, is a fun activity for you.
The Lower Macungie Pool is open noon to 8 p.m. daily. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 16, 20 and 27 and July 18 for swim meets. A summer kickoff party is planned 1 to 5 p.m. June 26 with a DJ from Bar None Entertainment playing tunes 1 to 3 p.m. and a mermaid visit 3 to 5 p.m. There will be a DJ Pool Party with Wesley Works 5 to 7 p.m. July 15. For more information, check the website www.lowermac.org.
Registration for Lower Macungie Township Pool swim lessons can be made by contacting the Lower Macungie Township Community Center 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
On June 2 Allentown Central Catholic High School held its Baccalaureate Mass at St. Thomas More, followed by graduation ceremonies the next evening, June 3, in Rockne Hall.
The Class of 2016 listened to the speeches of Valedictorian Carissa Walkosak and Salutatorian Kate Arner, grateful for the past four years but looking forward to the future.
It’s carnival time at the Lower Milford Fire Company on Limeport Pike. Dates are June 8 to 11. Grounds open 6 p.m., music and rides start 7 p.m. The fire company is still looking for donations for the silent auction.
Go to the fire company’s website for a list of the many items included in the silent auction at lowermilford.org/carnival.
Allentown Central Catholic’s junior and senior prom was held May 13 at DeSales University, Center Valley. Student council worked hard throughout the year to raise funds and complete all the planning, resulting in a fun and classy evening.
Sixteen Central students traveled to Penn State University to present or serve as technicians at the state level of the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science May 15 to 17. Students developed and presented science projects locally at Easton High School in February and those who received a first award were eligible to compete at Penn State in May.
We are saddened to report our long time reporter Patricia Plouffe died May 17 at the age of 90.
Plouffe was our Alburtis and Ancient Oak columnist.
In our 50th anniversary issue in 2009, Plouffe recalled how she started with The Press.
“My newspaper career began unexpectedly when a friend asked me to replace her as Emmaus Free Press’ Alburtis columnist. With no experience but with a desire to write, I agreed. My pay was 10 cents an inch (16 lines), which I received every three months.
Emmaus High School held its final “Not Just Broadway Night” of the year May 20.
The night, which featured 32 acts, provided the audience with several different music genres, ranging from hard rock to classical violin.
A few groups performed as well, including the EHS percussion ensemble and Emmaus Jazz Quintet. Several seniors gathered on stage and sang “One Day More” from the musical “Les Misérables.” Seniors Kristin Erle, EHS orchestra president and Jacob Gilbert, accompanied the group on violin and piano, respectively.