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Thursday, September 18, 2014 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wann's Bascht am Welschkaern dick is, gebt's en hadder Winder, wann's Welschkaern zum Bascht raus waxt, gebt's en gelinder.

When the husk on corn is thick, there will be a hard winter; when the husk is so short the ears protrude, the winter will be mild.

Wann'd der Schlixer hoscht, drink Wasser un denk an eens as dich gleicht.

When you have hiccoughs, drink some water, at the same time thinking of someone who loves you.


Kids Fun Zone is being offered 6-9 p.m. Sept. 20 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2096 Independent Road, New Smithville.

A free supper, fun, fellowship, crafts and a snack will be provided for children ages 5-13.

For information, go to or call 610-285-2235.

Friday Night at the Movies will take place at Lighthouse Baptist 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

The free movie, "Heaven is for Real," tells the story of a 4-year-old boy's experiences while undergoing emergency surgery.

Refreshments will be served.


Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, is having a bake sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27 at Renninger's market, Noble Street, Kutztown.

Call 610-285-6157 for more information.

Ziegels will be having a tea and quilt show with the tea starting 1 p.m. Sept. 20.

The quilt will be on display 2:30-4 p.m.

The guest speaker for the tea will be Rexine Krause, who will discuss "An Herbal Delight-A Study of Popular Culinary Herbs." There will also be a raffle.

Tickets for the quilt display will be available for purchase at the door.

To purchase tickets for the tea or for more information, call Elsie Heist at 610-398-1992 or Karin Lilley at 610-285-2803 or the church office at 610-285-6157.

All proceeds will go toward helping balance the church's budget.


Sept. 30 is the deadline to order hoagies from the Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Department.

The hoagies are from Thomson's Meat Market, Walnutport.

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

Pickup is 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 9.

To place an order, call Pat at 610-285-2488 or email

Mach's gut,

Mary Bittner Henry