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Allentown Central Catholic High School celebrated its 2018 Homecoming during the week of Sept. 24-29.
Spirit Week was held Sept. 17-21 and featured themes such as Pajama Day, Jersey Day, Groutfit Day, Twin Day and Green and Gold Day. The week culminated in a pep rally Sept. 28, which featured performances from the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders, the drumline, the dance team, and the mance team, a long-standing tradition in which senior boys perform a choreographed dance during the pep rally.
The third annual Macungie Halloween 2 mile Fun Run will be held 6:45 a.m. Oct. 27 (prior to the Macungie Halloween Parade) starting at Buttonwood and Main streets in Macungie. Same day registration will be held 6-6:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.macungieparade.com.
The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will sponsor the annual Macungie Halloween Parade starting 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27 at Main and Buttonwood streets. The parade ends at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is Nov. 3. For more information, go to www.macungieparade.com.
Ready, set, go to get the best viewing spot for the popular Emmaus’ annual Halloween parade and Halloween in Emmaus 5K race Oct. 20. Come on out and cheer the runners on and applaud the parade marchers and floats.
The start time for the race is 7 p.m. Prizes are awarded to top runners and costume contest winners. For information, visit Emmaus5k.com. Proceeds from the race benefit the Halloween parade and Emmaus’ parks system.
The junior parking applications will close Sept. 28 at the conclusion of the school day. Students should complete the application to request an Emmaus High School Parking Permit.
Upon review of the application, students will receive an email stating whether they are eligible for a permit.
If eligible, the student’s name will be entered into a lottery drawing which will be held the morning of Oct 17.
Passes will be distributed to eligible students during first period that morning.
Lower Macungie Library is updating its online library catalog. The online catalog will be unavailable Oct. 6-10 for searching, renewing items and placing holds. No items will be due Oct. 8-11. There will be changes to checkout limits and fines. The new catalog will be ready to use starting Oct. 11.
The Teen Advisory Board for grades six through 12 will meet 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21.
There will be a Banned Books Week mini book craft for teens and adults 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24.
Students at Allentown Central Catholic High School have started the school year by giving of their time and talents.
The Central City Project at ACCHS has begun its salsa-making process. Students tended to the project’s urban garden over the summer, which grew vegetables such as tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro. On Sept. 5, participants started making the salsa and packing the jars, which will be sold at various events throughout the year to benefit the CCP and its service projects, such as community dinners and clothing giveaways.
There are a number of clubs at Emmaus High School looking for new members.
For interested Pennsylvania Math League members, try out the Math Madness online competitions. The first meeting is Sept. 13, where there will be more information and practice materials. To learn more, see Mrs. Adams in Room 369.
Any ninth grade student interested in Student Government Advisory should pick up an application from their social studies teacher. Completed applications should be returned to Mrs. Montero in Room 537 by Sept. 21.
Allentown Central Catholic High School began the 2018-2019 school year Aug. 27 for freshmen and Aug. 28 for all students.
Summer was full of exciting events and achievements for CCHS students.
The cheer squad saw success at the Pine Forest Competition Camp in mid-August. Their awards included first place for overall small varsity, first place for cheer routine, second place for sideline cheer and the most improved award.
The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will hold a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is Sept. 9. To reserve a spot, call Ron at 610-966-3040 or go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.
There will be an Allentown Dog Training Club Show Match Sept. 9 at Macungie Memorial Park. For information, call 610-966-4289.
The Lehigh Valley, Berks County and Pocono Mountain Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Sept. 13 to 16 at Macungie Memorial Park. For more information, go to www.lehighvalleykennelclub.com.