Boy Scout Troop 57, Schnecksville, had a flag retirement ceremony May 6 at Community Fire Company No. 1., Schnecksville.
Retired Lehigh County Community College President Don Snyder shared his thoughts on patriotism and the meaning of the flag as it relates to veterans.
A number of veterans attended the ceremony.
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Upper Macungie Township police and firefighters along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel responded May 2 to a report of a car into a trailer near the former Terry Hill Water Park, Upper Macungie Township.
A 1979 Jeep CJ-7 had rolled down a hill in the Terry Hill Mobile Home Park and hit the rear of a home, causing damage to the master bedroom area of the home.
The owner was not home at the time of the crash.
Earlier in the morning, the Jeep’s owner had attempted to start it, but was not successful.
PPL Utilities recently sponsored a safety program geared to elementary school students throughout their distribution region.
One of their stops recently was at the Schnecksville Elementary School, where kindergarten through second graders learned how to be safe around electrical outlets and appliances.
The program taught by actors representing the National Theatre for Children, Minneapolis, Minn., was a high energy, interactive event geared to reach younger children.
The Relay for Life Team from Cedar Lutheran Church, Cetronia, recently sponsored a fundraising bingo.
The church social room was filled with both avid bingo players, as well as some new to the game.
After all the games were finished and totals counted, the team realized a profit of more than $1,200 which will go to support Relay for Life events in the Lehigh Valley.
South Whitehall Township sponsored a free Youth Fishing Derby at Covered Bridge Park on April 22, Earth Day 2017.
Children and parents lined the banks of the Jordan Creek between the Wehr’s Mill and Manassas Guth covered bridges in search of the largest fish to be named a winner in one of four age-related categories.
The Jordan Creek was stocked with nearly 500 trout from the Lehigh County and Cedarbrook Co-op Nursery to provide an ample supply of fish for the catchin’.
Trixie’s Treats and Ruffin it Barbeque were on site with plenty of food to feed the hungry anglers.
Junior firefighter Faith Higgins and Probationary firefighter Ercilio Sangiovanny wipe down Cetronia Engine 312 following the effects of a recent fast moving cold front.
As the entire Lehigh Valley was jostled by the storm, South Whitehall firefighters responded to a flurry of calls for fires in electrical wires, trees and wires down on roadways as well as numerous reports of vehicle accidents as the storm passed.
Cetronia, Greenawalds, Woodlawn and Fogelsville firefighters responded recently for an alarm at St. Luke’s West End Campus, 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall Township.
First reports indicated there was smoke in the building.
However, after a thorough inspection by firefighters, nothing was found.
Units were on scene about 20 minutes.
Two cars of a southbound Norfolk Southern train derailed near the intersection of Cetronia and Trexlertown roads March 6.
The involved boxcars were empty at the time of the derailment.
A crane was being dispatched to help return the cars to the track. No other information was available.
Firefighters from Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire companies responded to a call around 10 a.m. Dec. 21 from Liu’s House restaurant, 4128 Tilghman St., South Whitehall.
The caller reported a strong smell of natural gas in the restaurant.
All businesses in the complex were checked by firefighters, as a precaution, using gas detection meters.
UGI was notified and responded.
No additional natural gas was detected and firefighters cleared the scene within the hour.
South Whitehall Township had its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 3 at Covered Bridge Park.
A large crowd attended the ceremony this year, only the second to be held at the park.
Santa Claus arrived on Cetronia Truck 331, driven across Wehr’s Bridge by Woodlawn firefighters in Utility 3293, an all-terrain four-wheeler.
Additional photos on Page A2.