Macungie Borough Council approved April 15 the advertisment of their $1 million loan Request for Proposal to cover upcoming street projects. The RFP will be released to local banks expecting answers by April 29. Council president Chris Becker attests the borough is under no obligation to do anything else at this point, but when the responses roll in council will have to take action. The action taken Monday evening merely approves the advertisement and RFP, not any financing.
Max Moses, of Fogelsville, an avid outdoorsman, particularly fishing and herpatology, caught a 23-1/4 inch, 4.7 lb., 14.5-inch gerth, Palomino trout on April 1, as recorded by Chris Mohry of Chris' Outdoor Sports (Chris' Bait and Tackle), Mertztown.
Bob Danenhower, of Bob's Taxidermy, also measured the fish, as it was caught near his shop in the Jordan Creek.
A school bus driver for Northwestern Lehigh, netted the fish, which ran a few times, for Moses.
The Lower Macungie Fire Department Women's Association held its annual basket bingo April 7 at the Wescosville station.
It's a win-win event where those attending have a chance to win baskets of goodies while supporting the Lower Macungie Fire Department Women's Association benefiting firefighters and community members. Raffle tickets offered more opportunity to go home with more prizes.
Clara Barton, school teacher, first woman clerk in the U.S. Patent office, Civil War nurse, and founder of the American Red Cross, said, "An institution...that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering..."
Members of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross identify and respond to those struggling in the wake of man made and natural disasters; they bridge the gap from loss to reconstruction.
Relay For Life of Macungie's main spring event will be held 4 p.m. May 3 to 4 p.m. May 4. This year's theme is a carnival and there will be activities at this 24-hour event for all ages, including two moon bounces, a balloon-animal clown, a caricature artist, a magician and carnival games.
Emmaus Borough Council unanimously voted to support a run benefitting the survivors of the March 17 fire on 5th Street at its April 15 meeting.
The Emmaus Fire Survivors Benefit Run, which is being coordinated by the Emmaus Main Street Partners, will be held between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. May 11.
"It's not a race," Council member Wesley Barrett said. "We're just trying to raise some money for a good cause and have some fun too."
The run will not have a registration fee; participants will be expected to donate if they want to run or walk in the event.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Emmaus Main Street Partners and Lafayette Ambassador Bank hosted an afternoon of "Bags and 'White Ice' bingo April 14 at St. John's UCC, Emmaus. The church's fellowship hall was filled with people hoping to win one of the many donated prizes including Vera Bradley bags, various pendants, Coach bags and the grand prize of a 14K diamond pendant with a $650 value sponsored by the Emmaus Jewel Shop.
PRESS PHOTO BY SHARON SCHRANTZ
Due to a federal mandate, PPL was forced to remove mature trees and other invasive vegetation along the Wescosville-Trexlertown transmission line. Residents of the affected properties are concerned about the aesthetics and safety of the area. The trees were a buffer for accidents and a buffer from noise, dust and traffic. Residents from the affected neighborhoods say they are forming an alliance and will appear at the next commissioners meeting to ask for assistance.
The popular 2001 movie, Legally Blonde, which featured Resse Witherspoon as a sorority girl who struggles to win back her ex-boyfriend by entering Harvard Law School, is a funny romp that is being presented this week from Wednesday through Saturday by students of the Emmaus High School Theater Department.