At the Aug. 29 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, council members discussed a request for an additional donation for the Lower Macungie Public Library toward its campaign to raise $350,000 to update the interior of the library. A motion was passed to try to include a $3,000 donation to the library in next year’s budget.
“This is my 27th year in corrections,” Warden Janine Donate said, when asked by Commissioner Nathan Brown to address the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners Aug 22. She is currently the warden of the Lehigh County Jail.
Donate was introduced by Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong as someone of whom he is proud; someone who has been “coming up from our own ranks.”
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Robin and Jim will entertain. Nonmembers and guests are welcome. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
“Gentle on My Mind,” written by John Hartford, elevated Glen Campbell, a young Arkansas-born sessions musician, to stardom in 1967.
Fifty-one years later, his widow, Kimberly (Woolen) Campbell, described how Alzheimer’s disease ravaged the Grammy Hall of Fame singer’s mind.
The presentation, at the first annual Lehigh Valley Caregiver Retreat at DeSales University for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, featured Kim Campbell, co-founder of Careliving.org and Lori La Bey, founder of “Alzheimer’s Speaks.”
THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.