Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Zion’s Union Church offering VBS program July 30

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will be offering its annual Vacation Bible School from July 30- Aug. 3.

The theme this year is “Splash Canyon.”

Closing program will be during the 10:15 a.m. service Aug. 5.

For more information or to register, call the church at 610-683-7485.

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Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will have a Saturday Family Friendly Service 6-7 p.m. July 28 in the Fellowship Room.

SOUTH WHITEHALL: Township offering summer program

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Columns

South Whitehall Township is offering a summer playground program for kids ages 6-12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Aug. 10.

Youngsters must have completed kindergarten and may not turn 13 before Aug 1.

The program will be offered at Kratzer Elementary, 2200 Huckleberry Road; Cetronia Elementary, 3635 Broadway; and Parkway Manor Elementary, 768 Parkway Road, South Whitehall Township.

All locations are staffed by first-aid and CPR certified college-age instructors.

Kids will enjoy sports, games, team building, arts and crafts, fitness and nature programs.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Trexlertown Grange to celebrate centennial

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Trexlertown, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. June 22.

The grange is a nonprofit fraternal organization community service minded with agriculture roots starting in 1867.

A special program lined up to commemorate this milestone event in the grange’s journey.

The state grange president will be the main speaker.

Membership awards will be presented and entertainment will be by a young man who plays a mean banjo.

Citations from the local senator and state representative will be presented.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile at Heidelberg Church, June 17

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Great expectations! On June 16, the Heidelberg Game Protective Association is having a Sportsmen’s Flea Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 8886 Reservoir Road, Germansville. The public is invited

Vendors will be selling items related to hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear.

There will also be a Chinese auction, food and lots of great deals.

For information, contact Dan Staub at 610-509-8903 or email cheyelo888@aol.com.

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UPPER MACUNGIE: Sweet treat at Zion’s Church

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will have its annual strawberry and ice cream festival 6-9 p.m. June 8.

Toad Creek Duo will be performing. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, call 610-683-7485.

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Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Trexlertown, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. June 22.

The grange is a nonprofit fraternal organization community service minded with agriculture roots starting in 1867.

A special program lined up to commemorate this milestone event in the grange’s journey.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Upper Lehigh Lions Club having chicken barbecue

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Upper Lehigh Lions will be serving up barbecued chicken dinners from noon to 6 p.m. June 2 in the Schnecksville Fire Co. pavilion.

Meal includes chicken, baked potato, pickled cabbage, roll and beverage. Bake sale items will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit community projects.

Call 610-398-2619 for tickets. Walk-ins are welcome.

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St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, welcomes children of the community to Vacation Bible School.

The VBS, themed “Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus,” will take place June 18-22.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Community Memorial Day services planned in Upper Macungie

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, are hosting a joint community Memorial Day service 10 a.m. May 28 at the Fogelsville Union Cemetery.

The service will be led by the Rev. Nelson Quinones and the Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will assist at the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Upper Lehigh Historical Society welcomes new officers

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Historical Society has a new president — Adam Schneck.

He is looking for ideas for a special event to acquaint the community with the Schneck House and the organization.

Schneck is also seeking ideas on what makes the historical society important.

Other officers are Ann Heiser, vice president; Ann Fortney, secretary; and Vicky Kern, treasurer.

Jim Schneck has volunteered to be facility manager.

Call Adam Schneck at 484-201-4716. New members are always welcome, and volunteers are needed for various tasks.

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UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Upper Macungie offering junior emergency services academy

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township is accepting applications for its 2018 Junior Emergency Services Academy, a week-long experience for kids to learn the fundamentals of first-responder professionals.

The academy will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-27 at Upper Macungie Station 56, 6510 Schantz Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Enrollees must be township residents who are 12- to 16 years old by July 23. Class sizes are limited.

For information, go to uppermac.org.

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NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union UCC to host Country Sale

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will stage its annual Country Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5.

Vendors will be set up inside the church and outside over to the grove.

Highlights include a book sale, Santa’s Attic and homemade baked goods.

Lunch will be available with items such as homemade soup, barbecues, sides, and burgers cooked outside by the Grill Guys.

It’s a great time for the community to come together for fun and food.

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The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, is having a flea market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, Food will be available.