Hannah Killian, youth services librarian at Parkland Community Library, is planning a special event, "Touch a Truck," for people of all ages on the lawn at the South Whitehall Township municipal complex.
Township commissioners voiced enthusiastic approval at their Aug. 1 meeting for the event scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29.
Killian foresees having fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles and public works equipment on display for children and adults to see and touch.
Parkland School District Director of community and public relations Nicole McGalla reports that during the 2011-12 school term, $166,006 was raised in alternative revenue to ease the pain of declining income.
McGalla said sponsors helped out with several district events.
The staff breakfast, costing $3,200, was sponsored by Giant Markets and Chick-fil-A.
Outback Steakhouse sponsored the $1,700 retirement luncheon.
Woodlawn firefighters respond to a reported odor of gas at Target, South Whitehall.
A Penske rental box truck and a tractor trailer hauling steel I beams collided at the intersection of Grim Road and the Route 222 By-pass around 10 a.m. Aug. 13. The collision ruptured a fuel tank on the tractor causing a major fuel spill that helped feed a fire in the tractor section of the rig.
Upper Macungie supervisors have given final plan approval for the proposed Ocean Spray facility.
There was some confusion at the Aug. 2 meeting as to whether the matter was on the agenda.
Ocean Spray recently reviewed revised plans with the planning commission.
"It had to do with downsizing the building," Director of Community Development Ken Molony explained.
After a discussion, supervisors decided to address the matter and gave quick approval.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, held his third annual 15th Congressional District job fair at LCCC.
Berks-Lehigh Regional Police received complaints from two separate residents, one from Boxwood Court, the other from Elderberry Drive, on July 30 and 31 about a male going through the neighborhood purporting to be an intern with the Parkland School District.
The male, who was carrying paperwork that appeared to be a spreadsheet, attempted to ask questions ranging from satisfaction with the school district to athletics.
The 4-H Equine Club recently had its picnic and members gave presentations on horses.
Parkland Community Library will be hosting a night at the movies between 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 in the South Whitehall Building, 4444 Walbert Ave.
The library's Book Quest group for adults will meet 7-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 to discuss "Girl with No Shadow" by Joanne Harris.
New members are always welcome.
For more information about these events, call the library at 610-398-1361.
Upper Macungie Township will be showing the movie "Puss in Boots" Aug. 10 in Breinigsville Park. Rain date is Aug. 11.