Macungie residents got into the holiday spirit Dec. 8 as they celebrated Macungie Holiday.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
A craft and vendor bazaar was held Dec. 1 at Emaus Fire Co. #1 with a large number of vendors displaying unique gifts for purchase.
Alburtis Volunteer Fire Department recently held their annual open house educating citizens about some of the situations they regularly encounter.
Fire safety demonstrations were given throughout the day including extinguishing a live grease fire, putting out a Christmas tree fire and executing a rooftop rescue. They also showed an automobile rescue using the Jaws of Life and home safety demonstrations in the "Family Safety House" portable trailer.
According to Community Liaison Nicole Bloise, Emmaus High School received a bomb threat Dec. 20 specific to the Emmaus High School building for Friday, Dec. 21. In order to ensure the safety of staff and students, EHS was closed Friday. Law enforcement officials were dispatched to search and sweep the building. All other district buildings were in session. In addition, all EHS day/evening activities were cancelled for Friday.
Alburtis Borough Council President Steve Hill announced there will be no increase in taxes, water and sewer or garbage fees in Alburtis in 2013.
"The police department, secretary and maintenance have all been under budget this year. Everyone is really watching their spending," Hill said.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library hosted its sixth annual Holiday Book Sale and Reception recently in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Room of the library. The sale featured used books, some rare, for all interests and ages.
The Emmaus High School Jazz Combo played seasonal music while shoppers sampled wine, cheese and punch.
The Friends presented a check in the amount of $16,000 to the library, the organization's annual contribution. Since the founding of the organization, the Friends have contributed over $445,000 to the library.
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St. Thomas More holds Santa's workshop.
The Lower Macungie Firefighter's Women's Association holds annual fundraiser.