Parkland Press

Friday, November 22, 2019
ABOVE: Stephanie Barner gave out candy from the Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistants Club. She brought her mini Batman along to the event. ABOVE: Stephanie Barner gave out candy from the Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistants Club. She brought her mini Batman along to the event.
Three therapists from Cindy Miles Pediatric Physical Therapy were cooking up Halloween treats, as well as offering candy. Three therapists from Cindy Miles Pediatric Physical Therapy were cooking up Halloween treats, as well as offering candy.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Northampton allowed two human skeletons and one from a dinosaur to accompany them. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Northampton allowed two human skeletons and one from a dinosaur to accompany them.
PRESS PHOTOS BY ELSA KERSCHNERLEFT: A storm trooper came from Parkland Performing Arts Club. PRESS PHOTOS BY ELSA KERSCHNERLEFT: A storm trooper came from Parkland Performing Arts Club.
From the Lehigh Valley Health Network Reilly Children’s Hospital came Jessica Dingler, Ruthann Mantz, Molly Tkacik and Barbara Elliott to offer treats at the Miracle League celebration. From the Lehigh Valley Health Network Reilly Children’s Hospital came Jessica Dingler, Ruthann Mantz, Molly Tkacik and Barbara Elliott to offer treats at the Miracle League celebration.
Lilly Seile enjoyed the Halloween excitement at the Miracle League extravaganza. Lilly Seile enjoyed the Halloween excitement at the Miracle League extravaganza.
The NS 14U Explosion softball team was greeting people. The NS 14U Explosion softball team was greeting people.

Halloween hauntings at Miracle League field

Friday, November 8, 2019 by Elsa Kerschner ekerschner@tnonline.com in Local News

Sell Road in Heidelberg Township was one way for traffic Oct. 23 to make room for the extra vehicles while the Miracle League had its annual Halloween extravaganza.

During sports season, 240 people with disabilities come to the League field, said Kristy McKeever, executive director, organizer and friend, participating in baseball, cheerleading and activities.

Year round there is bowling, board game nights, movie nights, arts and crafts and more. The first event of the night was picking up bags for collecting candy from McKeever and a friend.

For this night there were 225 people registered.

There were 64 organizations from churches, a fire company and ambulance, schools and health networks, attending the event which began in 2013.

“We can’t do without volunteers,” said McKeever “It take 25 people for a baseball game. Spending time with our players is such a rewarding experience you will want to come again and again.”

The baseball field was filled with witches, television personalities, book characters, skeleton and teams from the schools, all offering dishes and boxes of candy. There were special treats for those who could not have candy.

A gigantic cat, with eyes that followed people as they passed by, was chained to an Upper Macungie fire truck.

McKeever said there will be a huge holiday party Dec. 14 at DeSales University for Miracle League members, only.

There will be gifts for every child bought with the help of community partners.