EXTRAORDINARY NEIGHBORS Dave Nosal and the Lower Macungie Fire Department work until the job is done
The stench of gas, a plume of smoke, the blare of an alarm – who responds? The fire department, of course, but the services so often taken for granted don't just happen. People like Dave Nosal make professional quality crisis response a reality.
He first joined the Wescosville Fire Department as a volunteer at the age of 16. At that time, the department responded to between 200 and 225 calls per year. Then, in 1998, the fire department and social hall separated as the firefighting element re-emerged as the Lower Macungie Fire Department.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Church, 140 So. Ott St., Allentown. David Kalinoski, associate state director of AARP, Harrisburg will present a program game called Fraud Bingo. A business meeting will follow. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. Guests are always welcome.
The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit hosted the Royalaires conducted by Russ Braun, for an evening of dancing under the stars Aug. 25.
Vacation Bible School was held recently at Lehigh Valley Baptist Church, Emmaus, where 60 children attended.
Stop, look and listen.
Most folks take those actions out of necessity when encountering an approaching train.
While some impatient drivers may become annoyed by having to wait for the rumbling behemoth to pass, other individuals go out of their way to meet a passing train, or two, or three, or even more.
These people also stop, look and listen-often for hours at a time.
Jeanne Trump, 82, of Macungie, firmly rests in the latter group.
The soap box derby was held in Emmaus Aug. 25 and 26.
Emmaus welcomes a new business to the community.
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
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