The sound of slap, slap, slap could be heard by visitors at the Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society fall festival Sept. 9 at Werleys Corner.
The sound came from boys playing beanbags without any rules and the bags were bouncing off the targets and each other — but they were having fun.
Carl Mengel was back with Carlos, his goat that pulls a wagon.
His first goat that came to the festival has arthritis and can no longer pull the wagon. The second goat is too old, so Carlos, 5, has taken the reins.
The name Carlos is derived from Carl and Louise, his wife.
The goal of Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids is to match 500 warrior kids to noble warrior horses to fight alongside them in their battle with pediatric cancer
The program, begun in California, is spreading to the east and on Sept. 3 the first warrior on the East Coast met his Warrior Horse at Rocking Horse Stables, Pleasant Corner.
Warrior Horse Urban Legend, known as Bandit, met his warrior , Sam Mackaravitz, of Emmaus at the stable.
Bandit was dressed for the occasion in the red, white and blue of Captain America, Sam’s favorite superhero.
As people got off the shuttle bus the first drops of rain came down, but it did not last, although drizzle was felt several other times throughout the day.
The 14th annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival, in downtown Hamburg, took place Sept. 2 with streets closed to provide a site for vendors and activity groups to set up.
The Haines family — Justin, Ashley, Robert and Todd — were eating burgers and fries from Spuds of Kutztown.
Robert Haines said they always dress up for the festival and enjoy the day. Many people wore hamburger hats such the one worn by Todd Haines.
Jaimie Townsend, co-chair of the Leaser Lake Foundation, said major projects at the dam are finished.
During the foundation’s July 27 meeting, members discussed remaining smaller items.
Townsend said they do not want a Disney World, but rather little attractions at the lake.
Mike McCartney said although there are 120 birdhouses for bluebirds, kestrels, wood ducks and one for purple martins, more are on the way.
He said it takes a couple years for purple martins to locate and move into a house, but they moved in quickly and tend to return year after year.
Susan Bates and Katie Pidstrawski enlisted a group of 17 people to attend a recent adaptive fishing clinic at Leaser Lake, Lynn Township.
The two recreational therapists at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, were to review basic fishing skills and have demonstrations of special equipment.
The program was designed to help people overcome disabilities and injuries and to once again be able to fish.
Helping were volunteers, Good Shepherd, Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation and members of various sporting clubs.
Lynnport Fire Company celebrated America’s independence as it has done for the past two decades and two years, with a jumping Jamboree, complete with music, food and fabulous fireworks.
The band, Still Kickin’, provided live music. Members of the band come from all over the Lehigh Valley.
As band members were tuning up for their performance, a cloud came overhead and one member said when the cloud was there, different settings were required as they tuned up.
On the hillside, the wind was knocking around chairs but the temperature was comfortable.
Jacquie Moser, event coordinator at New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, said the basket social was benefiting two people.
The first was a 1-year-old with kidney cancer. The other was a young woman, struck by a pickup truck, who has since had 66 surgeries.
Some 476 baskets lined the long hallway and the fellowship hall in the church. In addition to the regular baskets and gift certificates, there were 11 large items in the church lobby.
Owen Rex’s mother, Samantha, said cancer may have started the fight but they will fight back.
The German Shepherd Dog Club of America was formed in 1913 and incorporated Feb. 7, 1916, by Anne Tracy, Margaret C. Throop, Edith May Schley, Vemon Castle, John Volkman, Paul Huhn, and B.R. Ruggles.
The organization, which promotes the breeding of the German Shepherd dog and urges adoption of a standard by which the dog is to be judged.
The club also advances the interests of the breed by offering prizes, supporting shows, encouraging the development of working qualities.
“Preserve the past as we go into the future.”
(Neil Oswald, Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society president)
Peyton Dixon, in the guise of Teddy Roosevelt, walked around the social hall of the Lynnport Fire Company talking to people before he discussed his life.
Roosevelt explained he had visited Northwestern Lehigh Middle School that afternoon.
Puma played a song on the flute as people came to Ontelaunee Park for the annual powwow on May 20.
The drummers, Eagle Thunder and Midnight Elk, were setting up their drums soon after the morning rain stopped.
Barry Lee, the announcer, said it was his 18th year for announcing intertribal dances. They come from many nations. Differences in regalia indicate their home nation.
Lee talked about the Pan Indian boarding schools begun in the mid 1879 that tried to assimilate the tribes into white culture.