East Penn Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018
Service dog Roper greets Richard Klingensmith after he played in the July 20 special athletics softball game. Richard is active in Special Olympic softball, basketball and bowling.PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGER

THE BEN EVENT

By BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Since 2010, on the third weekend of July, Macungie Memorial Park is home to The Ben Event, a celebration of the life of Ben “Hey, I know you!” Yorgey. People of all descriptions from across the Lehigh Valley unite for fun and fellowship.

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Alma Akinjiola, Buffy Albright, Audrey Erb, Deb Cope and Roseann Schleicher are members of Macungie’s Town Beautification committee. Members not pictured include: Mike DeLong, Angela Faidley, Stacey Fritz, Joanne Landis and Alice Welsh. The committee meets every other month and new ideas are always welcome.PRESS PHOTO BY SHARON SCHRANTZ

MACUNGIE BOROUGH

By SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

A group of volunteers works hard for the Borough of Macungie, known as the Town Beautification Committee, a nonprofit group which works on various projects to enhance the quality of life in Macungie.

Some of the projects accomplished...

PRESS PHOTOS BY LORETTA FENSTERMACHERBobby Gunther Walsh, NewsRadio 790 WAEB, Kathryn Frick, sales assistant at NewsRadio 790 WAEB, Roberto Gooden, technician, iHeartRadio, Dan Holzman, NewsRadio 790 WAEB, and Gunther’s granddaughters Lilah and Evelynn are under an umbrella broadcasting live from Kospia Farms, Alburtis, July 21.

KOSPIA FARMS

By LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, held a fundraiser July 21 to benefit Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals who have little or no hope elsewhere. Every animal is admitted, with Animals in Distress providing medical care,...