Nearly 600 young people descended on State College earlier this year for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference or the Junior Leadership Conference.
Five youth from Lehigh County participated including Emily Mittl of Kempton, Liana Panik of Emmaus, Sophia Vargas of Germansville, Ian Royer of Schnecksville, and Kaytlin Dietrich of Kempton.
The weekend was an opportunity for 4-H’ers to come together for leadership training, networking, and learning experiences.
Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will be having a spring flower fundraiser until April 30.
American Girl Club, for kids in second to sixth grade, will meet at 6 p.m. April 12.
Everyone is invited to learn more about the historical time period as well as enjoy some activities and crafts.
For more information or to register, call the library at 610-398-1361.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., is accepting orders until April 15 for its cinnamon bun bake sale from April 22-24.
Parkland thespians will perform “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” April 12-15 at the high school.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” tells the story of deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo, the son of Jehan Frollo, who was raised by his uncle, Dom Claude Frollo, the arch deacon of Notre Dame in 15th century Paris.
This two-act musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel.
Reese Diaz, who portrays Quasimodo, and Alex Atiyeh, who plays Dom Claude Frollo, commented on their characters.
Friends of Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is having a spring flower sale at the circulation desk April 2-30.
The library will show the movie “Wonder” at its Modern Brown Bag Classics 1 p.m. April 2. Bring a lunch. The library will provide the beverage.
The senior book club will meet at 3 p.m. on April 10 at Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall, to discuss the novel “The storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will have Easter festivities March 31 and April 1.
Participate in the scavenger hunt to find all the wooden egg cutouts hidden around the zoo.
There will be family friendly arts and crafts, games and interactive activities as well as a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.
There will also be interactive exhibits, keeper talks and Wonders of Wildlife encounters.
For more information, call the zoo at 610-799-4171.
Runaway teen Amy Yu, 16, has been returned to her mother, Mui T. Luu, and brother, John Yu, in Allentown.
Yu ran away on March 5 with Kevin Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.
He is awaiting extradition back to Allentown from Miami, Fla.
Luu spoke to The Press at her home on March 19 about her daughter’s return.
Her minister sat close by during the interview.
“I am very happy she is home safe and I know where she is,” Luu said.
“John is very happy Amy is back home.”
Luu said Yu was brought home by Allentown police 4 a.m. on March 18.
Caitlin McGarry, 23, of Schuylkill County, has died, almost 11 months after she was involved in a two-vehicle crash 7:19 a.m. April 26 near Dorney Park, in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.
According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, McGarry was pronounced dead at noon March 17 at The Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem.
An autopsy was scheduled for March 19 to determine the exact cause of her death, Grim said.
Students at St. Joseph the Worker School helped raise funds for a children’s hospital, served food at a local rescue mission, decorated clothes for newborns, and made blankets for animals during National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in America.
Lisa Geosits, director of school advancement at St. Joseph the Worker School, spoke with The Press Feb. 27 about Catholic Schools Week.
A-Treat recently announced the 2018 A-Treat Hero winner is Officer Scott Rothrock with Catasauqua Police Department.
Rothrock received over 2,000 of the 6,000 total votes during the campaign.
He will be donating his $10,000 to the Fraternal Order of Police LE-Hampton No. 35.
Two of the six finalists from their first A-Treat Heroes campaign, which was launched in January were Donna Jacobsen, of Orefield, and Matthew Brett of Lenhartsville.
According to A-Treats website, Jacobsen was nominated by Chuck Deprill and Brett was nominated Courtney Loeb.
Allentown police have announced they will have a news conference later today regarding the missing persons case involving Amy Yu, 16, of Allentown, and Kevin Michael Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.
Yesterday, Alerta Amber Mexico issued an Amber Alert for the pair who have been missing since March 5.
The alert was posted 11:20 p.m. March 15 on Twitter.
Yu, an Asian female, standing 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 90 pounds, is a student at Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School, Bethlehem.