Allen Organ Company recently honored one of its employees for obtaining the milestone event of 60 years of employment.
Betty Fenstermaker started with Allen in July 1959 and has been continuously employed by the company since.
In 1959, when Fenstermaker joined Allen, Dwight Eisenhower was president of the United States, the average price of gasoline was $0.31 per gallon, Jackie Robinson recently retired from baseball and the Space Race was on with the Soviet Union’s Sputnik program.
A semi-trailer that veered off the highway along Interstate 78 shortly after 10 a.m. July 8, just west of the Summit Lawn entrance, ended up precariously perched on a slope next to the roadway, resulting in a small army of rescue workers responding to stabilize the shifting vehicle to extricate the injured driver.
A new land development project for Lower Macungie Township by landowner David Jaindl was presented at the July 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
The project is a 4-story office and retail space located near the new Air Products headquarters under construction. This office building would house a major employer which would bring over 200 jobs to the area. It would also benefit the East Penn School District. It is not a warehouse or a retail shopping center.
Upper Milford Historical Society’s annual covered dish picnic 6 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, Old Zionsville. There is no formal meeting. For more information, call 610-966-4376.
Music by “New Passages” Randy and Margaret Ritter 2-4 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Township Pool.
Jaindl Properties LLC will lease the first floor of the Hamilton Financial Center building, 640 Hamilton St., Allentown. Lehigh County Commissioners gave first reading approval for the lease deal at its July 10 meeting.
The vote was passed 8–0; Commissioner Brad Osborne was absent from the meeting.