More than a dozen members, leaders and parents of the Lehigh County 4-H Livestock Club pitched in with the spring highway cleanup program with the members of Seipstown Grange 1657.
This year, marked the 4-H Club’s eighth year of participation in this annual event and for the grange, its 29th year of participation.
They first took part in Keep America Beautiful and then PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania VFW Post 12099, Allentown, recently honored Valley native, Allentown School of Nursing graduate and this nation’s first woman general, Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays.
Hays died Jan. 7 in Virginia at the age of 97.
Post 12099 presented a $500 check toward the Brig. Gen. Anna Mae McCabe Hays Endowed Scholarship at Northampton Community College to support veterans majoring in nursing.
“American History: Our Hope for the Future” was the theme of the VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest recently completed for the 2017-18 school term at Parkland High School.
On the local level, VFW Post 12099 selected three winning essays from more than 30 entries — two from Parkland High School and one from Northern Lehigh High School.
All winners were awarded a framed commendation as well as monetary awards up to $150 for their 3-5 minute audio essay.
In their 28th year of participation, first in Keep America Beautiful and then PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway programs, members of Seipstown Grange 1657 were gratified with 30 member contingent of 4-H youth, their leaders and parents joining in this massive springtime cleanup for the club’s seventh straight year.