East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in Local News

July 31

The Emmaus Historical Society will hold its annual summer picnic 5:30 p.m. at Emmaus Community Park Moser Pavilion. This picnic was rescheduled from June 19 due to inclement weather. Meat and drinks are supplied by the society. Members are asked to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert. Non-member guests are welcome and asked to contribute 2019 membership dues. Call the office at 610-966-6591 to confirm attendance and state what food will be contributed.

Aug. 1

THE BEN EVENT

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Annual event honors the legacy of Ben Yorgey

On July 20, friends, family and Ben Yorgey Foundation scholarship recipients past and present gathered in Macungie Memorial Park for The Ben Event.

This year marks the 10th memorial celebration of the life of Ben Yorgey, an intellectually disabled young man whose personal warmth enriched the lives of everyone he met.

The event also generates education funds for students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley

In his honor, the Ben Yorgey Foundation recognizes and provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors with intellectual disabilities.

LOWER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

Fire company hopes for an incentive plan

Township Manager Zach Cooperman read the public works report at the July 18 Lower Milford Township Supervisors meeting noting certain roads in the township are experiencing severe erosion due to recent flash flooding.

Chairperson Donna Wright mentioned she’d, “never seen flooding that high in certain areas ... a foot deep to cross.”

Flooding from the heavy rainfall caused severe damage on dirt roads. Severe gully and potholes have formed on the following roads; Pond, Scout, West Mill Hill, Schoolhouse, Bushman North, Janes Lane, Peach and Elm.