THURSDAY JUNE 13
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.
Class of 2019 President Danielle M. Colapietro, carrying the class key, led approximately 758 of her classmates toward a new chapter in their lives, receiving their high school diplomas at Parkland High School’s commencement ceremony June 11 at the PPL Center, Allentown.
The procession of seniors dressed in red and gray gowns walked into the arena as the high school band, under the direction of Jason D. Lerew, performed “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar.
South Whitehall commissioners granted approval recently to a 50-foot-high, 156,000-square-foot warehouse for 4741 Chapmans Road.
The plan includes 122 standard parking spaces, two large parking slots, 27 trailer parking positions and nine over-sized spaces.
As conditional use was granted to Griffin Industrial Realty for the warehouse in January.
The May meeting focused primarily on water and sewer connections for property owners nearby.
Riverbend Community Church went all out to give some of the community’s most special people a chance to dress up, be feted and to have fun at a prom just for them.
The recent celebration at The Palace Center, Allentown gave 140 special needs guests the chance to dance, eat and socialize.
The lobby of the Palace Center was transformed to create the atmosphere of a grand hotel lobby complete with red carpet where arriving guests strutted their finery as they entered.
After passing through a tremendous arch of balloons, the guests registered and met their buddy.
Emma Yorkey, a resident of Mosser Nursing home, Trexlertown, celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family May 5 at Good Will Fire Company. No. 1, also in Trexlertown. A native of Topton, Yorkey was surrounded by well-wishers from near and far.
Yorkey, the mother of eight children, has 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lehigh Carbon Community College student Aldonair Alphonse was awarded the 2018 Krysta Hankee Memorial Leadership Scholarship Award in the amount of $2,000.
The award was presented by Kimberly Bentz, director of sales and marketing at Pacesetter Enterprises and vice president of the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund.
Alphonse received the award at a luncheon provided by LCCC’s Foundation.
Also making the award were Bill and Christine Hankee, Krysta’s parents.
Alphonse is a full-time student at LCCC majoring in business administration.
After completing a 13-week course studying the Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect, 29 students received their Fraktur-style diplomas from instructors Dave and Jean Adam.
The graduation ceremony took place April 30 in the social room of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.
Graduates, family, friends and instructors celebrated their accomplishments and culture with a potluck dinner.
Residents of Fogelsville and surrounding communities remembered those who gave their all fighting wars for their country during a Memorial Day ceremony May 27 at St. John’s United Church of Christ cemetery, Fogelsville.
The Fogelsville Memorial Day ceremony was led by St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Nelson Quinones.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 72, Fogelsville, and Robert M. Fegely Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8282, Breinigsville, also joined in the remembrance.
Members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran and St. John’s UCC choirs sang “Taps” at the end of the program.