Northwestern Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Church kids going on river rampage

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all kids! Heidelberg Union Church’s Vacation Bible School will be offered 6-8 p.m. July 16-20.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to come and learn about the love of Jesus through this year’s program, “Rolling River Rampage.”

There will be Bible story time, games, crafts and snacks.

To register or for those interested in helping or have any questions, call 610-767-4740 or email


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church having Shipwrecked VBS July 23-27

Thursday, July 5, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will have Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. July 23-27.

Stories, games, crafts and music relate to the theme “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.” Dinner will be provided.

To register, call Corin at 610-504-4902.

The church is having a Wixon Bakery shoofly pie sale.

Deadline to order is July 29. Pick up 3-6 p.m. Aug. 8 in the social hall.

To order, call Sue at 610-395-0723 or Wanda at 610-842-4781.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: H.A.R.P. to picnic at church July 3

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all retirees! Heidelberg Association for Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will meet 11 a.m. July 3 in fellowship hall for its annual indoor picnic.

In addition to a friend or two, bring along a favorite picnic food to share. Hot dogs and trimmings will be provided.

Following a tasty lunch, entertainment will be provided by local singer Jack Snyder.

Remember, you do not need to be a Heidelberg Church member to attend.

For additional information, call Katherine Blose at 610-336-0555 or Eleanor Klevenhagen at 610-841-9803.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile at Heidelberg Church, June 17

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Great expectations! On June 16, the Heidelberg Game Protective Association is having a Sportsmen’s Flea Market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 8886 Reservoir Road, Germansville. The public is invited

Vendors will be selling items related to hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear.

There will also be a Chinese auction, food and lots of great deals.

For information, contact Dan Staub at 610-509-8903 or email


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Church having picnic, basket social June 3

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Mark your calendar! Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irving Road, in the Saegersville area, is having a church picnic and basket social, rain or shine, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 3.

All are welcome to come out and enjoy a fun and relaxing afternoon in the country.

Dress casually and bring lawn chairs, family and friends.

A tasty selection of food will be available for purchase.

The musical group Jack and Friends will entertain with lots of toe-tapping music during the afternoon.

There will also be a cake walk and games for all ages.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Game association having flea market

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

A kind reminder! On May 19, the Lehigh Northampton Grangers are sponsoring a barbecue chicken dinner.

Dinners need to be picked up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Schnecksville Grange, 5322 Route 873, Schnecksville.

Those who ordered dinners may eat in or take them out.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to sponsor a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to the Allentown Fair Queen.

The 2017 Allentown Fair Queen Zaren Kerper, of Fleetwood, will be present, so stop by and say hello.

Any questions, call Elaine Hoppes at 610-767-4400.


Central Grange 1650 presents 50-year award to Miriam Masters

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Local News

Members of Central Grange 1650 gathered May 10 at the Germansville Fire Company to honor its oldest member, Miriam Masters, of Germansville.

Many in the Northwestern Lehigh community may remember her as their third-grade teacher at Northwestern Elementary School.

Mrs. Masters started her teaching career at an Amish School in Lancaster County and retired after 40 years of teaching from the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Women of Faith having Mother’s Day tea party

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Ribbons and bows! On May 5, Heidelberg Church’s Women of Faith group will have a Mother’s Day Tea Party at noon in fellowship hall. The public is invited.

This year’s theme is down on the farm. Those attending are encouraged to wear their favorite sun bonnet.

For tickets to the tea party or additional information, call Susan Bickert at 610-767-5782 or Linda Fritzinger at 610-767-9086.


Bells will be ringing! Heidelberg Concert Handbell Choir will share its glorious music at the May 6 spring handbell union worship service 11 a.m. at Heidelberg Church.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Lutheran Church having penny party April 21

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

The secret’s out! Heidelberg Lutheran Church’s penny party will take place April 21 in fellowship hall.

All ages are welcome to attend.

Doors open at noon for lunch with the game starting at 1 p.m.

Bring your own pennies or purchase some there, and bid on loads of household items, foods, trinkets and seasonal stuff.

As always, donations of any kind are appreciated.

For further information, contact Linda Fritzinger at 610-767-9086.


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Lehigh-Northampton County Granges baking shoofly pies

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Spread the word! Lehigh-Northampton County Grangers will get together again to bake their scrumptious, 10-inch, wet-bottom shoofly pies.

Order now by calling Elaine Hoppes at 610-767-4400.

Pies may be picked up 1-3 p.m. April 21 at the Schnecksville Grange, Route 863, Schnecksville.

Proceeds from this bake sale fundraiser will benefit numerous community service projects.


St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, are hosting a free concert with the Jacobs Brothers 6 p.m. April 7.