The Snowblast Winter Festival held in Emmaus Feb. 1 and 2, sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission was packed with free, community-wide art related events. Activities included many favorites such as an appearance by the SnowBlast Ice Princess, sculpted ice demonstrations, musical performances and art projects at the library. See additional photos on A7.
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
Lower Macungie firefighters responded 12:45 p.m. Jan. 21, to a reported fire in a couch at a townhouse at 4593 N. Hedgerow Drive, Lower Macungie Township.
PRESS PHOTOS BY EMILY THIEL
Old Zionsville Church holds a bazaar.
Neil Tichelaar, of Macungie, graduated from Millersville University during the fall undergraduate commencement ceremony. Tichelaar graduated earning a Bachelor of Arts in history.
The Swain School's third annual community commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held at the school Jan. 21.
The program, "A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Day of Remembrance, Celebration and Service" was open to families in the community, and included age-appropriate educational sessions, discussions and musical performances around the theme, "Courageous Conversations."
State Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-132nd, opened the event, saying any person in the room could become great. The next Martin Luther King Jr. could come from anywhere.
Eighth grade students at Swain School have been involved in a science project their grandparents probably could not even have imagined in their grade school experience a few generations ago.
Using advanced Lego building kits with servomotors which can be programmed for movements on a simulated Mars surface landscape, the students have emulated NASA's Mars Rover mission to the distant red planet.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
The Jefferson Elementary School Drama Club, which meets after school, held a fundraising bingo event Jan. 26 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus, offering Longeberger baskets and Vera Bradley bags as prizes.
Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trail Council held its 19th annual Wood Badge reunion dinner, "A Century of Eagle Scouts," recently at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.
The reunion, which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Award, the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank, was attended by 155 people.
Wood Badge, the most advanced two-week training course for Scout leaders, started in the United States in 1948.
Master of ceremonies for the reunion dinner was Bryan Hill. Auctioneer for the live auction was Glenn Higbie.
Jonathan Riska, of Macungie, was named to the fall dean's list studying engineering.
It was standing room only as Cub Pack 431 held their annual Pinewood Derby Jan. 19 at Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville. Mike Himes serves as Cub Master. Fifty-five cars participated in the derby.
Scouts receiving speed trophies included: first place - Cooper "Revenge" Hallman; second place - Ryan "Midnight Machine" Sexton; third place - Connor "Silver Bullet" Gudonis; and fourth place - Andrew "The Bear" Taskalos.