Macungie Borough Council met Aug. 5 to discuss outstanding items and normal borough business.
An update was provided on the borough manager search. The committee is reaching out to different areas to increase the candidate possibilities.
Borough Manager Chris Boehm has requested retirement medical benefits and accumulated sick and vacation pay. Council is asking for the request to be clarified in writing.
In other business, the borough website was discussed including providing details on issues considered at council meetings. This is being reviewed by council.
Residents and history buffs gathered July 27 at Emmaus Moravian Church for a Founders Day event.
The Emmaus Moravian Church has celebrated the 1747 founding of the original Moravian congregation for 272 years and included the borough of Emmaus in its celebration.
At 5:55 p.m., all in attendance could hear the church bells ringing in the bell tower at the Emmaus Moravian Church.
Old Time Plow Boys’ 30th anniversary summer show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania German Heritage Center, Kutztown. Also Aug. 11. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday. Event includes demonstrations, entertainment and homemade food. For more information, call Duane at 610-683-6408.
Families visited the Lehigh Valley Zoo recently with activities geared to dads and families.
“Avengers” Captain Marvel and Captain America also attended to keep the families safe from unwanted aliens as well as join families for photos. Despite the threat of rain, most of the day remained dry and the zoo filled with families wanting to enjoy time with the residents of the zoo.
EMMAUS GARDEN CLUB
Do you enjoy the public gardens at the Triangle, the gateway to town, near the Emmaus Public Library and the memorial garden, near St. John’s U.C.C. Church, in Emmaus?
For many, many years, the Emmaus Garden Club has planted flowers and other plants in these gardens. Members have also picked the weeds and watered the gardens during dry spells. Many Emmaus residents are not aware of these contributions.
Rose Parry and her helpers have done an outstanding job of maintaining the gardens.