Every year, Alburtis bestows the honor of "May Day Queen" on a high school senior who is recognized at the annual Lockridge May Festival during the Lockridge Theatre Group's Renaissance performance at the Lockridge Furnace property ruins.
This year the May Day Queen will go down in history as the Alburtis Centennial Queen. This year's May Festival is being held May 12, 2013 as part of Alburtis' 100th birthday celebration.
The long awaited plan for a trail system has been approved by the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners.
Better known as the Greenway system, it is a system of trails within the township and neighboring communities, mostly along the Swabia and Little Lehigh Creek areas. Commissioners said this is just the beginning; additional information will be forthcoming. A lot of credit was given to Planning Director Sara Pandl for her work on this. Scott Alderfer, from the Environmental Advisory Council, said this plan will help to increase property values within the township.
Send your most comforting family recipes to Macungie Fire Company No. 1, 31 South Walnut St., Macungie, to be selected for a fundraising cookbook.
The cookbook will be compiled in the second week of December.
All proceeds from "Recipe for Success" will be donated to the family of Jason Labowski, an Emmaus High School graduate who was injured in a devastating automobile accident Oct. 3.
Labowski suffered major injuries from the crash and is still in intensive care.
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Country Meadows holds Veterans Day program Nov. 10.
Bring a smile to a face of a child, when they receive a call and/or letter from Santa Claus. For a donation, you will brighten the life of a child, while supporting a great cause. For over 15 years the American Cancer Society has been hosting this event in our Lehigh Valley office. We have volunteers come to our office to place the calls and also prepare the letters for mailing.
If you would like to be a volunteer Santa, or would like to volunteer during Santa Calls week Dec. 3 to 6, call Rosemary at 610-921-2329, ext. 3109 or email rosemarie.murphy@cancerorg.
Republican Justin Simmons faced a challenge from Democrat Kevin Deely in the election for state representative in the 131st district Nov. 6 a race which has still not been called.
According to Lehigh County Elections and Voter Registration, as of Nov. 9, votes including machine, absentee and provisional ballots showed Simmons with 12,972 votes and Deely with 12,971 votes. Canvassing of military and overseass ballots begins 9 a.m. Nov. 14.
In Northampton County, results show Simmons with 1,282 votes and Deely with 852 votes.
Paul E. DeVries, 89, a World War II veteran, of Emmaus, takes pride in voting in every election since turning 21. A recent hospital stay could have kept DeVries from voting; however, as soon as he was released, he made sure he voted in the election Nov. 6. ABOVE: DeVries get ready to cast his ballot in the Nov. 6 election.