Parkland Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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.


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


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.


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.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Take a walk, help feed the hungry

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The 10th annual Hunger Walk to benefit the Northern Lehigh Food Bank will take place May 6, along the Slatington Rails to Trails.

The walk begins at 2 p.m. but arrive by 1:45 p.m. to sign in.

Organizers are looking for participants to walk the two miles from the food bank in Emerald into Slatedale and back again and to obtain pledges for contributions.

Anyone who registers before April 25 and has at least $25 in donations may receive a free T-shirt.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: St. John’s Lutheran selling buns

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

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.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: NOVA to host basket bazaar

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will host its annual bazaar with theme baskets 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.

The event features lunch, baked goods, attic treasures and theme baskets.

Drawing for the baskets begins at 2 p.m.

To purchase tickets in advance, or for more information, call Marie at 610-799-3483.


The annual spring flea market will be at the Schnecksville Grange, Route 873, near True Value, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.

Vendors will be set up with household items, toys, collectibles, and more.

The kitchen will be open.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Spring flower sale April 2-30 at library

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

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.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Zoo offering Easter events

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

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.


UPPER MACUNGIE: Easter Egg Hunts being offered

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church St., both in Fogelsville, will have their annual community Easter Egg Hunt March 24 at Upper Macungie Park (Falcon Pavilion), Route 100 N., Fogelsville. Rain date is March 31.

Registration begins 9:15 a.m. with the event starting at 10 a.m.

Children from infant up to and including sixth grade are invited to participate.

Goody bags for all participants.

For more information, call 610-395-5535.


Take home some soup after donating blood at Union UCC

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will be hosting the Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25.

Individuals who donate a pint of blood will be given a pint of homemade soup to take home.

The church is having a takeout soup sale on the same day with proceeds going to Miller-Keystone.

Many varieties of soup will be available in quarts or pints.

Call 610-767-6961 for more information.

During Holy Week, Union UCC will have a potluck supper, worship, and informal communion 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday, March 29.