Looking for a way to have a presence in the community and serve in a way relevant to people's lives, Emmaus Moravian Church held a back-to-school event for area families recently.
Director of Church Growth and Development Linda Wisser spearheaded the event to offer backpacks, school supplies and clothing to families in need to help take the anxiety away from parents who might not be able to afford those items for their children.
Wisser said it is very difficult for children to attend school who do not have the proper clothing or required school supplies.
The Keystone Rally Association held their annual soap box derby Saturday and Sunday on the Ridge Street hill, next to the Emmaus Public Library. Children from throughout the area participated in head-to-head heats all weekend. The race results are:
1st Place - Liam Donovan
2nd Place - Vincent Orler
3rd Place - Haley Spotts
4th Place - Erin Donovan
5th Place - Aspen Tomasello
6th Place - Travis Fazio
7th Place - Tyler Myers
8th Place - Brooke Strand
Super Stock Division
Although applause met the swearing in of Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger at the Aug. 27 meeting of the East Penn School Board, tensions rose as the board debated administration pay raises in a time of controversial budget cuts.
The debate began when Lynn Donches proposed the district-wide non-bargaining pay raises pursuant to Act 93 slated for vote that evening be amended to include pay raises to only those employees earning $45,000 or less. This would eliminate Seidenberger's pay raise as well as the pay raises of more than 40 administrative employees.
The Wheels of Time hosts over 15,000 spectators and participants.
Emmaus welcomes a new business to the community.
Lehigh County Regional Central Booking Center offers a fingerprinting service to the public in the Lehigh County Prison, Allentown.
People who need fingerprints to get various licenses and to meet job requirements for some government, insurance, security, nursing and teaching positions may go to the prison, 38 N. Fourth St., Allentown, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and tell a corrections officer at the front desk they are there for prints.
The $25 fee may be paid by cash or money order.
The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Old Zionsville. The program will be the history of the Milford Park Bible camp by Jerald Lagler, camp past president. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call 610-966-4376 for more information.
LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Funding increased to support public defender, district attorney, coroner
The Lehigh Valley Commissioners augmented funding to the offices of public defender, district attorney and county coroner at their meeting Aug. 22. According to Commissioner Percy Dougherty, crimes including homicide are up in the Lehigh Valley.
"The number of cases the public defender handles has increased drastically," Dougherty said. "It's almost guaranteed that the public defender is going to be back to us for more funding by the end of the year."
The Quinna Schleicher one-mile Kid Fun Run was held in Alburtis recently.