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.
The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission will host its annual Community Day and Kick-Off-To-Summer event noon to 8 p.m. June 5 at Community Park.
The event, which is free to the public, will feature food, information from community organizations, crafts, large inflatables for children, demonstrations, athletic events and music. At 6 p.m. the musical group, “The Large Flowerheads,” will perform 1960s music and classic rock in the Arts Pavilion.
The Lower Macungie Historical Society and the Lower Macungie Garden Club will hold a short service to honor veterans 9 a.m. May 30 at the memorial in Wescosville Park on Hamilton Boulevard.
The Lower Macungie Pool will open for the season May 28. On May 28 to 30 and June 4 and 5, the pool will be open noon to 8 p.m. Starting June 11, the pool will be open daily noon to 8 p.m. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 16, 20 and 27 and July 18 for swim meets. For more information, check the website www.lowermac.org.
On May 2, Emmaus High School experienced its second lockdown of the year, as a result of two 22-caliber bullets found in a bathroom, according to Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder.
The lockdown, deemed an exterior threat, went into effect at the beginning of first period, around 7:30 a.m. The students stayed in their first period classes until around 10:30 a.m. For the rest of the day, EHS operated under an exterior threat lockdown. Students were able to walk the halls and classes resumed.
Freshman orientation took place May 3 at Allentown Central Catholic High School. Members of the incoming freshman class of 2020 had the opportunity to meet current faculty, administrators and students. Representatives from clubs and sports teams talked with the upcoming freshman at stations set up in Rockne Hall.
To end the evening, the class of 2020 bonded with each other and current Central students by playing a game and singing the alma mater.