The congregation of Grace Community Church met at Ontelaunee Park on Oct. 8 for worship to be followed by its fall festival.
Pastor Kenneth Spence said, “God’s been doing a good work here. We’ve started a lot of things: a youth group, a music ministry, women’s and children’s ministries. This is part of our expansion into the community.
Steve Skekel, leader of the music ministry, said, “God has given us a great morning to worship him. We are thankful for what you are doing in this church.” He gave a community prayer to open the service.
Bailey Wood Products’ Fall Woodworkers’ Fair in Kempton featured everything from the beautiful to the practical on display with crafters demonstrating their art.
John Balogh and Deb Hamburger, working under the name Paper and Wood of Bethlehem, featured pieces as large as a 2-foot fish, which Hamburger said was made from a single piece of wood she found that was small as a hummingbird.
Mila Hayes from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association presented service certificates to Paul Fisher and Todd Hernandez, both for eight years; Darryl Schafer, 12 years; and Bill Dellicker, 24 years at the Northwestern Lehigh School Board’s Nov. 15 meeting.
The service certificates are presented to school board members at eight years and then every four years of service thereafter.
Hayes said school boards are expected to provide more service to students with less resources.
Tents were set up for activities to be held outdoors and promptly blew down making it necessary to move many of the Community Day events at Jacob’s Church indoors.
Several people commented on the great smell coming from the grills. Ben Zoghby, last year’s winner, was back for a another try at coming in first with his ribs and chicken thighs with a secret sauce. Cody Madtes from Kempton offered meat balls, bacon and chicken. Earl Muth of Pleasant Corners was forming hamburgers but the great smell was soon coming from his grill also.
The road past Weisenberg Lutheran Church was closed Nov. 12 for a very important affair.
A monument was being dedicated to the veterans with the monument in the cemetery and the audience across the road.
Master of Ceremony Charles “Skip” Mikosky said a committee was formed at Weisenberg Church to give recognition to church members who were veterans.
Two plaques had been made but a plaque was not enough for the 90 names that were found.
The mission statement of the Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society includes culture as an item of prime interest in the two townships.
Members brought their artwork to the Werley’s Corner headquarters of the society from Nov. 3-5, as art is a major part of a community’s culture.
The artists attending the Work of Our Hands art show told visitors about their work and why they enjoy it.
The Seipstown Grange has been helping people in the community in addition to being an educational organization for farmers for 102 years.
Seipstown Grange 1657 was formed in April 29, 1915. Early meetings were held in the little red schoolhouse in Seipstown, then Literary Hall, now the Weisenberg Township Municipal Building, and the K.G.E. Hall in Claussville.
A building committee was formed in 1947 and the lower level of the Grange Hall on Claussville Road was dedicated in 1951. The second floor was completed in 1961.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos had an open house and wine tasting on Sept. 23.
The plan was to find homes for some of the 100 cats living at the facility, along Mountain Road, Germansville.
The sign at the entrance of the shelter points to 9-Lives Boulevard, a private road.
Flutations, a four-person flute choir based in Allentown, provided gentle music for the tasting.
Attendees at St. Peter’s UCC Lynnville’s children’s harvest party talked about the hayride a week earlier at the church and how much they enjoyed it.
Now, they were back for some children’s activities.
Jack o’ Lanterns were first on the agenda, though there were a few squeals as kids felt the insides of a pumpkin. Seeds were saved to be taken home and roasted with recipes discussed.
Pastor Rebekah Thomas made a dirt cake and she read a poem, “I’m Like the Christian Pumpkin.” The pastor also took on the chore of showing the kids how to dunk for apples.
Kathy Hermany reported to the Northwestern Recreation Commission most of the money from vendors has been received and only a few bills are outstanding.
Vendors earned $50 to $100 less than last year as the fireworks began early due to the strong possibility of rain.
“Thank you, Kathy and all the volunteers,” Rec Commission President Don Link said. “It’s a big job you pulled off.”
When we set Night in the Country up, we planned Kathy would be paid but she has refused to accept pay, Link said.