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Thursday, October 3, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Besser zu frieh as ze schpot. Better too early than too late.

Du kannscht ken Blut aus me Schtee griege. You can't get blood out of a stone.


Food for the Weisenberg Elementary School Market Day sale must be ordered by Oct. 16. Pick up will be 5:30-6:15 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the cafeteria.

Order food online at and enter code 24729.

Proceeds benefit the school for playground and kitchen equipment, and other school needs.

Call Charlene at 610-751-2475 or email for more information.


Ziegels Union Church will host a blessing of the animals service 1 p.m. Oct. 6 in the church grove.

Everyone is welcome to bring their pets to this great event.

There will be a pot pie supper 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12. Call to obtain tickets.

Senior High Youth Fellowship Day will take place Oct. 13 for youth in seventh through 12th grades.

A pizza lunch, followed by outside activities, are on the agenda. Registration is required.

The clothing drive begins Oct. 20. Clothing, purses, belts, shoes, bedding, linens, curtains, stuffed toys, and hard plastic toys are needed.

Last day to collect is Nov. 3.

Zumba classes are offered 6-7 p.m. Mondays. There is a fee to attend.

Call the church office at 610-285-6157 for more information on all activities.


Heemet Fescht (Home Festival) will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, Luckenbill Road, adjacent to Kutztown University. The event will go on rain or shine.

Hay rides, Pa. Dutch folklife, music, kids activities, live animals, pony rides, food, Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen, the Old Time Plow Boys Club, and much more will be available all day .

Live music includes Keith Brintzenhoff, Yodeling Betty Naftzinger and Blue Ridge Mountain Clan.

The Old Time Plow Boys will have tractor displays and demonstrations, as well as delicious food.

A working tinsmith shop will be on site.

Call 610-683-1589 or visit for more information.

Mach's gut,

Mary Bittner Henry