It all began shortly after 4 a.m. Oct. 23, when a tractor-trailer driver with a cargo of more than 1,500 gallon containers of antifreeze pulled over to the shoulder of Interstate 78, at the Summit Lawn exit, atop South Mountain, to try and put out a small brake system fire.
With only small hand fire extinguishers, that firefighting effort didn’t turn out well and the trailer was quickly enveloped in flames.
Area residents meandered among fire engines, aerial ladder trucks and other emergency vehicles, played games, watched demonstrations, picked up handouts, munched on pizza and hot dogs and enjoyed a perfect weekend day recently, at the Lower Macungie Fire Department’s annual open house at Brandywine fire station, along Sauerkraut Lane, in Lower Macungie Township.
Firefighter Andrew Miller, one of the event’s organizers, said he was expecting a crowd of about 1,000 visitors, after early-morning showers gave way to a perfect fall day.
Fall is traditionally a bustling season of the year as schools reopen, summer vacations end and football teams return to the field.
Add business-as-usual at the Emmaus Public Library to the list.
Construction work at the new children’s wing continues. The calendars of events for children, teens and adults grows. And there is the regular work of the library to accomplish. A daunting to-do list. But a list Maryellen Kanarr, the new director of the Emmaus Public Library, is ready to handle.
Upper Milford Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, Old Zionsville. Lori Fegley will talk about researching property history. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome. For more information, call 610-966-4376.