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Thursday, May 15, 2014 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wann en Kind en Yaahr alt waert, gebt mer'm en Buch, no waert's gescheit. When a child is a year old, give him a book and he will be intelligent.

Wann en Yingers heiert, misse die eldre leddiche Gschwischdre imme Seidrock danze. If the youngest member of a family gets married, the older single members must dance in a pig's trough.


Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department, 2500 Golden Key Road, is sponsoring a hoagie sale.

Order deadline is May 27. Pickup is 4:30-6 p.m. June 5 at the fire house.

Choices are Italian, ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef and tuna.

Support your local fire department by calling Pat at 610-285-2488 to order hoagies.


The next Market Day sale for the Northwestern Lehigh schools is coming up.

Go to and enter account number 24729 to order delicious food from appetizers to dessert to snacks.

The deadline to order is May 21. Pickup will be between 5:30-6:15 p.m. on May 27 in Weisenberg Elementary School's cafeteria.

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

Proceeds go toward needs for the school.


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society will host its annual yard and bake sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at the old Zimmerman's Hotel at 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli.

Spaces are available to set up your treasures for sale. Baked goods will also be available for purchase.

Call Gloria at 610-395-0763 or 610-216-1927 or Terry at 610-285-6873 for more information.

The quarterly meeting of the historical society will be 7:30 p.m. May 27, at the Weisenberg Township Municipal Building, Seipstown.

The speaker will be Julie Lubinsky, photographer, who has accumulated local photos of landmarks in New Tripoli and surrounding areas.

Call Don at 610-285-2352 for more information or go to


Hope Community Church, Claussville Road, is sponsoring a yard sale 7 a.m. May 24.

Come and shop for that special item for which you have been searching.

Call the church at 610-285-6967 or go to for more information.


Fun Zone for kids 5- to 13-years-old will take place 6-9 p.m. May 17 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2960 Independent Road, New Smithville.

Parents can drop off the kids and have some alone time. Games, refreshments, activities, crafts and much more willbe available for kids to have fun.

Push the Rock Coed All Sports Camp is again coming to Lighthouse Baptist 8:30 a.m.-noon July 14-18 for kids ages 6 to 13.

Lunch will be provided. Vacation Bible School will then be held until 3 p.m., if the children would like to attend that as well. Registration has already begun, so call 610-366-7151 or visit to reserve a spot.

Friday Night at the Movies at Lighthouse Baptist will be 7 p.m. May 23. The free movie will be "The Mighty," starring Sharon Stone and Gena Rowlands.

For information on events, call 610-285-2235 or visit


Ziegels Union Church is sponsoring a spring clothing drive until May 18. Clothing, purses, belts, bedding, linens, curtains, bikes, stuffed toys and hard plastic toys will be accepted. Shoes should be bagged separately.

Call 610-285-6157 for more information.


Weisenberg Lutheran Church will have its annual Sunday School picnic June 7 and June 8.

Jack Snyder and Friends will perform at 5 p.m. June 7 followed by "Phat Boys," 6:30-9:30 p.m.

On June 8 there will be a hymn sing at 5 p.m. with the Steel Creek Band performing 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available for purchase, and there will also be a bake sale.

Come out and enjoy good food, entertainment, and fellowship. Call 610-298-2437 for information.

Mach's gut.

Mary Bittner Henry