Northwestern Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg 5K on Sept. 22

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Mark your calendar! On Sept. 22, everyone is invited to participate in the first Heidelberg 5K Run/Walk, held rain or shine, at Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township.

Registration and number pickup starts at 8 a.m. with the 5K Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m.

Come out and support local charities and enjoy the fall foliage and scenery.

In addition to instant results and awards, this event will have food from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

To register or for additional details go to


HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Donations of baked goods needed

Friday, September 7, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Time to change! Beginning Sept. 9, Heidelberg UCC worship service will take place at 8:30 a.m. with Pastor Karen Yonney.

Heidelberg Lutheran worship service will start 11 a.m. with Pastor Ginny Goodwin.

Sunday School will resume 9:45 a.m.

All are welcome to attend.


Labor of love! Baked good donations for the Allentown Soup Kitchen are needed Sept. 10.

Baked goods made with chocolate will be thankfully accepted and may be dropped off between 6-7 p.m. in fellowship hall.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: H.A.R.P. to tour Saylor Park

Thursday, August 23, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

More to explore! On Sept. 4, weather permitting, Heidelberg Association of Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will be taking a road trip at 11 a.m. to tour Saylor Park Industrial Museum.

There is a small per person fee payable the day of the tour.

Saylor Park Industrial Museum, also known as Coplay Cement Company Kilns, is an open-air historic site in Coplay.

The nine kilns, built from 1892-1893, were used for the production of Portland cement.

The restored and stabilized kilns now house a cement industry museum.

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Gun club hosting clay competition Aug. 12

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Open to the public! On Aug. 12, Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli, will host its fifth annual “All Clays Competition” 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Office opens at 8 a.m.

Participants shoot one round of each clay target discipline offered.

The competition includes one round of 25 targets of skeet, one round of 25 targets of American trap, one round of 25 targets of wobble trap, and one round of 25 targets of international trap.

For more information, call Roger Wanamaker at 484-788-2935.

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.