September is National Preparedness Month and the board of commissioners passed a resolution at their Sept. 26 meeting to honor the American Red Cross for their service to Lehigh County.
"Part of the Red Cross' mission is to help people prepare for emergencies," Commissioner Brad Osborne said. "On average the American Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley responds to an emergency every three days, the majority of which are residential fires."
Sixteen Lehigh County collection points gave valley citizens an opportunity to get rid of old, unused and outdated prescription drugs in a safe manner under the auspices of county law enforcement and health department officials.
The event was held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 to allow residents to safely dispose of pills, liquids and pet medications without discarding them into trash or sewer outlets, and ultimately, the environment.
Financial Consultant Gary Pulcini spoke to the commissioners at their Sept. 20 meeting about refinancing bonds within Lower Macungie. The refinancing of $3.2 million in bonds would cost about $75,000 and would pay down the debt 10 years earlier. Another $2 million would be taken out of the fund balance and paid directly to the debt. This action would save the township $235,000. For more detailed information, visit lowermac.org.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos will hold a shot clinic for dogs and cats from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville.
There will be a cost for rabies and distemper vaccinations.
Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.
For more information, call 610-841-1736.
Press photos by Jim Marsh
DevonHouse General Manager Vickie Snyder presents gifts to area organizations.
Vice President of Macungie Borough Council Greg Hutchison did not resign his position at council's meeting Oct. 1; however, it didn't prevent some present from asking him to.
In a heated moment at the last meeting, Hutchison tossed his nameplate on the table and said, "I resign as vice president." Hutchison withdrew his statement at the following meeting after asking council if they wanted him to remain.
Lincoln Elementary School will hold a PTO meeting update 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the principal's conference room.
Jefferson Elementary School will hold an Eagle Assembly 10 to 11 a.m. at the school.
Emmaus High School 11th grade students will have hearing tests in the EHS auditorium during the school day.
The Emmaus High School World Language Honor Society will hold an induction ceremony 7 to 9 p.m. in the EHS auditorium.
In our meeting coverage of the East Penn School Board meeting in last week's issue of The Press, we mistakenly said one of the books in question was removed from a reading list at Eyer Middle School. In fact, according to Board President Charles Ballard, "there is not a general middle school reading list. There is a seventh and eighth grade honors reading list with some required books, but none of the titles being challenged were ever on that list. The challenge to 'Prep' in 2011 was for a book in the Eyer library.
East Penn School District schools will be closed in celebration of Yom Kippur.
Emmaus High School will host parent night 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the school. Parents will have a chance to follow their child's Day 1 schedule and meet their teachers while receiving information concerning curricular content and classroom expectations. There will also be a club fair fundraiser for student organizations held in Cafeteria 1.
Alburtis Elementary School will hold picture day.