Parkland Garden Club recently hosted guests for a program called “Floral Design: You Can Do It” at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.
Trieste Blasko of Schnecksville and Barbara Campbell of Lower Macungie, co-chairs for the garden club garden tours, captivated their audience with stunning floral arrangements that made the room smell like spring.
“This was the first time either one of us have done a hands-on presentation like this,” Campbell said.
“The purpose of the program was to help our audience feel more comfortable arranging flowers,” Blasko said.
Having faith in one’s friends, making an effort to be unique, and fighting for what one believes is demonstrated beautifully in the musical “Seussical Jr.”
Based on characters created by children’s writer and author Dr. Seuss, “Seussical Jr.” tells a story of courage and loyalty.
The musical was written by Stephen Ahrens and Lynn Flaherty.
The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who finds a speck of dust that is home to a mini group of people called Whos.
Walking around the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company Fire House at 3755 Park Avenue injects history into a person’s soul.
The “Pride of Park Avenue” has been serving the community for 75 years.
And, from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 20, the volunteer firefighters will welcome members of the community to an open house to celebrate that special anniversary.
“Pride of Park Avenue originated during an informal discussion among some of the firefighters 20 years ago,” Neffs Fire Chief James Steward told The Press.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, recently had his 12th annual send-off reception for high school students from his district who will be attending a U.S. service academy.
Andrew Posch of Bethlehem Catholic High School, Reilly McGinnis of Emmaus High School, Tyler Herber of Hamburg High School, Jayden Demmy of Cedar Cliff High School, and Karl Van Blargan of Hershey High School will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Lehigh County Conservation District hosted its annual Envirothon this past school year at the Wildlands Conservancy’s Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, Emmaus. The Envirothon is a competitive environmental education program conducted across Pennsylvania which engages high school and middle school students in hands-on learning.
To celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Lehigh County Department of Human Services in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, hosted a program recently at the Lehigh County Government Center, Allentown.
The goal was to raise awareness and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.
“Mental health impacts one out of every five children in our community,” said Josh Bridges, director of Lehigh County Integrated Services, which is part of the Human Services Department.
Gospel singer Lynda Randle is no stranger to Heidelberg Union Church. She performed at the church in Heidelberg Township for her fourth time May 12.
Approximately 350 people attended her concert.
Jack Snyder of Lynn Township helped promote Randle’s concert.
He has been a Heidelberg Union Church member more than 50 years.
His musical group “Jack and Friends” opened for Randle, playing a mix of country western and gospel music.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 6603’s “Adopt Don’t Shop” Fashion Show in the grove at Neffs Union United Church of Christ May 21 featured rescued cats and dogs in search of “fur-ever” homes from the Sanctuary at Haafsville, Upper Macungie Township.
The Troop includes nine girls, all in fifth grade, who meet regularly at the church, which was happy to offer use of the grove for the show.
The Troop hosted the event for the Bronze Award Project, which requires a minimum of 20 hours of work and execution on a sustainable service project.
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.
Guests attending the Allentown West Rotary Club’s fundraiser at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Breinigsville, were treated to a taste tempting evening of food, food and more food.
All proceeds collected, approximately $30,000, during the third annual Tempting Tastes smorgasbord, support the Rotary Club’s postsecondary scholarship opportunities and humanitarian programs.
About 250 guests attended the April 23 event, sampling different dishes from 20 local restaurants and caterers.