Emmaus Community Day just received a giant boost as the Emmaus Borough Council approved the addition of a carnival to the festivities.
The unanimous vote, which was held at the May 15 meeting, will allow Kairos Promotions to bring JCJ Entertainment to Emmaus Community Park June 2, 3 and 4.
The carnival will have 10 rides which include a Ferris wheel, merry-go- round, Scrambler and a Chair Jet. There will be three bounce houses and two stages for performers which will possibly include a fire spinner, fire breather and a family acrobatic team.
Hopes and dreams run high for a diverse group of students at the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in New York City in the musical “Fame Jr.”
Stagemakers at the J will perform “Fame Jr.” May 18 and 21 at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown and May 28 at the Temple Covenant of Peace, Easton.
Based on the book by Jose Fernandez with music by Steve Margoshes, and lyrics by Jacques Levy, “Fame Jr.” explores issues confronting many young people today.
The May 10 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council primarily focused on the Walnut street renovation project and the grant associated with it in addition to some topics pertaining to the fire department.
The borough had some good news when it found out it would be able to use its own workers for the Walnut Street Grant project. There was also a discussion about moving utility poles currently in the way of sidewalks which would be renovated. The cost of moving a utility pole is unknown.
Emmaus Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets. There will be an election of board directors, followed by the program by Bill Barto on “The Emaus Band Goes to War-Part II.” The Emaus Band, led by John Z. Iobst, marched to Doylestown in September 1861 and enlisted in the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Part Two will answer the question of where the band was while the regiment was under heavy attack at the 1862 Fair Oaks battle. For more information, call 610-966-6591.
After much anticipation, the Buckeye Tavern, 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie, has been raised from the ashes and will open its doors to customers May 22.
The original Buckeye Tavern, built in 1735, was destroyed in a fire May 12, 2015.
Buckeye Tavern owners Hope and Terry Bender are ready to reopen.
“It won’t be the same as before; it will be the new Buckeye,” Terry Bender said in an interview with The Press Dec. 7, 2016.
Borough council announced there will be a meeting 7:30 p.m. May 22 to discuss recent fire department issues. The meeting will be held at borough hall.
A resident at the meeting had concerns about fire department training and certifications, specifically wondering who signed off on the training. The resident was encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting.
“This is an issue that will take a good deal of time and requires its own meeting,” Council President Chris Becker said.
During the May 4 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Lehigh County Authority made a presentation about monitoring systems along the streams and also underground monitoring of certain wells. Stream monitors will be attached to area bridges; well monitors will utilize the well walls.
Democrat Joyce K. Moore is running unopposed.
Republican Gail S. Lichetenwalner is running unopposed.
Democrat Kathleen Palmer is running unopposed.
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Kathleen Raines and Hector Vazquez are on the Democratic ticket. Steven R. Hill and John J. Aleszczyk are on the Republican ticket. Democrat Vanessa Taggart is running unopposed for a 2-year term.
Democrat Samantha Trexler is running unopposed.
Children’s consignment sale at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus, 8 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m., 8 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will hold its spring flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is May 14. Approximately 300 vendors are expected. For information, visit http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php or see fundraisers at www.lions14k.org.