Don Rumble departed his Schnecksville home in March and journeyed thousands of miles westward to view World War II historical sites on islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Rumble has a particular interest in sites where Marines played a prominent role.
His visit to Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima was described in Part I of this story.
On the island of Saipan, Rumble learned about the massive banzai attack directed against the Marines by the Japanese and their slave laborers from Korea and Okinawa.
Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, is launching the summer season June 10 with a Backyard BBQ Bash.
Chicken and pork dinners will be available from Lorah’s, starting at 3:30 p.m. Meals include french fries, coleslaw and beverage.
Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway, winner of 12 Lehigh Valley Music awards, will entertain 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Come, enjoy the music and fellowship free of charge. Food tickets may be purchased that day or in advance.
For information, call 610-767-6961.
Motivated by a sense of adventure and an interest in the U.S. Marine Corps, Don Rumble of Schnecksville recently traveled to Iwo Jima and other World War II historic sites on islands in the Pacific.
Through Military Historical Tours of Woodbridge, Va., Rumble visited Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.
Rumble’s interest in military travel was awakened two years ago when he won an all-expenses-paid trip to Vietnam.
Drafted into the Marine Corps in 1965, Rumble spent most of his time at a Hawk Missile base in 29 Palms, Calif.
Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host a multifamily yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20.
Come and shop for baby items, toys, household things, books and more. The kitchen will be open.
Call 610-767-6884 for more information.
On May 29, Lutheran leaders will conduct a Memorial Day service 9:30 a.m. in Union Cemetery.
Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will recognize individuals who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military during the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on May 28 .
The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will stage its annual bazaar with theme baskets 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1 in the social hall, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod.
The event features lunch, baked goods, attic treasures, theme baskets and door prizes.
Come to eat and socialize while helping to support the valuable services provided by the ambulance corps to the community.
The theme basket drawing will take place 2 p.m. and the drawing for raffle ticket prizes will be at 3 p.m.
Rayna DuBose, whose career projectory changed when she was stricken with a deadly bacterial disease necessitating amputation of all four limbs, will speak at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services March 12 at Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.
The all-time leading basketball scorer at her high school, DuBose received a full athletic scholarship to Virginia Tech.
After a lengthy hospitalization for her illness and challenging therapy, DuBose returned to college and earned her degree.
She has received numerous awards and has made appearances on TV.
With limited space for programs and new materials, and thousands of books in storage, representatives of Parkland Community Library have asked South Whitehall commissioners for help planning a building expansion at the existing location along Walbert Avenue, next to the South Whitehall Township Municipal Complex.
Library Director Debbie Jack told the board, at its Feb. 1 meeting, the present 5,400-square-foot facility is inadequate.
South Whitehall commissioners have awarded a $29,950 contract to MKSD Architects for Phase I of a project leading to restoration of the Mill House at Covered Bridge Park.
Director of Parks and Recreation Randy Cope said piecemeal improvements have been made to the structure, which according to Lehigh County assessment records was built in 1850, over past years.
When the township shifted its Christmas lighting to the Covered Bridge and Mill House, employees realized updating the building would enhance the display and the park.
Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host an all-you-can-eat Italian dinner buffet 4-7 p.m. March 4.
The event is a fundraiser for church youth programs.
Menu includes salad, breadsticks, chicken Marsala, baked ziti, white vegetable ziti, pasta with Alfredo or marinara sauce and sausage.
Tickets, with a discount, may be purchased in the church office 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in advance.
They will also be available at the door.
Call 610-767-6884 for information.
Union Lutheran is running a used clothing collection to benefit youth ministries.
Schnecksville Grange recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with public officials, members, and honored guests contributing to remembrances of past achievements, recognition of present projects and taking a look toward the future.
State Grange President Beth Downing presented membership awards and pins and gave an inspirational speech on the future of the grange during the special program in November 2016.
Membership awards began at five years and went through 70 years.