On May 26, the Emmaus Veterans Committee visited six cemeteries throughout Emmaus and honored the departed comrades buried in each.
United States Navy veteran Bob Mumbauer performed the role of chaplain and Howard Schaeffer, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, carried out the duties of sergeant at arms during a short prayer service followed by a 21-gun salute and taps. The 18 members of the honor guard held a commemoration ceremony at each of the following cemeteries: Calvary, Old Moravian, Moravian on Ridge Street, Lutheran Reformed, Northwood and Emmaus Evangelical.
The May 29 Alburtis Borough Council meeting began with Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer giving the floor to Alburtis Chief of Police Robert Palmer. The police chief asked council for permission to form accident reconstruction teams as other police forces have in the surrounding areas. There will be no extra costs to assemble these teams and Chief Palmer stated, “This is a win-win for everyone all-around.”
Visitors to the Emmaus Remembrance Garden now have new seats thanks to the hard work of students at Emmaus High School.
Students in technical education teacher Eric Smith’s course “Architecture-Design to Build” worked together to design, craft and install 10 benches for visitors to use in the garden, positioning the inviting seats beneath trees and the pergola at the site.
The project encourages and combines problem-solving and community service, Smith said in an interview at the site May 22 while five of his students worked to assemble and install the benches in the garden.
The Macungie Band will play a concert at the open-air pavilion at Cedar View Apartments, 4234 Dorney Park Road, Allentown. Director Michael Moran will give the downbeat 7 p.m. There will be some folding chairs; however, attendees should bring a lawn chair to ensure a place to sit. There is plenty of close parking. Drive past the pavilion and turn left into the parking lot.