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Thursday, September 26, 2013 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Columns

Jacob's Church pig roast Oct. 5

Jacob's Church, 8373 Kings Highway, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, will be having its annual pig roast 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5.

The menu includes roasted pork, baked potato, baked beans, pepper cabbage, applesauce and homemade desserts.

For information, call Faye Billig 610-298-2271.


New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Road, Kempton, will be having its Harvestfest noon-8 p.m. Sept. 28.


Thursday, September 19, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

De alde Leit ihr Rot sott mer nemme. You should take old folks' advice.

Wann der Wind iwwer die Hawwerschtopple geht, no waerre die Owed lenger. When the wind blows over the oats stubble, the evenings get longer.


A car cruise will take place 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2096 Independent Road (Route 863, New Smithville.

There also will be a bake sale and a community flea market. Bring items and set up a table free to display your treasures. Refreshments will be available to purchase.


Thursday, September 19, 2013 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Columns

Voters to rally in Harrisburg

Neighborhood Voter Network is inviting interested residents to a press rally 12:30-2 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Capitol Rotunda, N. Third and State sts., Harrisburg, to get the Property Tax Elimination Bill (HB 76 and SB 76) out of the committee for a vote this fall.

The NVN steering committee will travel by van 11 a.m. that day from Albany Township Elementary School, Route 737 Kempton.

Email the NeighborhoodVoterNetwork for more information and to arrange a carpool.



Thursday, September 12, 2013 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Columns

Heidelberg Union Church offering CPR first aid class on Sept. 14

Better safe than sorry! On Sept. 14, Paramedic Craig Deppe will be at Heidelberg Union Church 9 a.m.-2 p.m. offering CPR and first aid training to church or community members interested in obtaining certification.

There is a fee to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Register by emailing or calling 610-216-1977.


The Lutheran Church Women of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 4118 Main St., Slatedale, are sponsoring a yard and bake sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14.


Thursday, September 12, 2013 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Columns

Voter network to rally Sept. 24 in Harrisburg at Capitol

Fall is in the air and this is a beautiful time of the year, especially in Lynn Township.

Check out these local events to celebrate the season.


Kempton Rod and Gun Club, Pine Creek Road, Kempton, is having a Haas card party 7 p.m. Sept. 14. All are invited to attend.


Jerusalem Red Church, 15 Red Church Road, Kempton, will be having a basket social and bingo Sept. 15.

Doors open 2 p.m. for bidding. Basket drawing at 4 p.m. Basket bingo starts 3:30 p.m.

Tickets include sandwich, drink and dessert.


Thursday, September 5, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Columns

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wammer Dreck in en Aag grickt, soll mer's anner Aag reiwe. If you get dirt in one eye, rub the other eye.

En Waarz kammer mit me seidne Faadem abbinee. Get rid of a wart by tying it with a silken thread.


Schpotyaahr Fescht (Fall Festival) will be presented by the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society Sept. 14 and 15 at the former Zimmerman's Hotel, 4590 Werleys Corner Road. Musical entertainment begins at 2 p.m. each day with Nicole Donatone and the Hawks on Saturday, and The Majestics on Sunday.

Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile will be there Sunday.


Thursday, September 5, 2013 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Columns

Wyatt's Jamboree planned for Sept. 21

The final picnic of the year will take place at Morgenland Church, Leather Corner Post, Orefield 3-9 p.m. Sept. 7. Rain date is Sept. 8.

There will be a cake walk, basket raffle and food for sale.

Sunday School will resume 10 a.m. Sept. 8.


Come join Wyatt Newhard at Wyatt's Jamboree 2013 on Sept. 21. Rain date is Sept. 22.

The jamboree is for Wyatt, who was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.

There is a Motorcycle Run and Classic Car Show scheduled for that day.


Thursday, August 29, 2013 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Columns

Church seeking baked goods for Allentown Soup Kitchen

Time to change! Beginning on Sept. 8, Heidelberg Lutheran Church's worship service will take place 8:30 a.m.

Heidelberg UCC's worship service will start at 11 a.m. Sunday School will resume 9:45 a.m.

Also on Sept. 8, Heidelberg Church's festival choir will begin its rehearsals.

If you like to sing, consider joining the choir at 9:45 a.m.

Call David or Louise Earp at 610-395-4449 if interested.


Homemade favorites! Requests for donations of any kind of chocolate baked goods are being sought Sept. 9 for the Allentown Soup Kitchen.


Thursday, August 29, 2013 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Columns

Ebenezer Rally Day Sept. 8

At this time of year, there's a mix of happiness and sadness in families.

Going back to school means the end of summer but it also means classes resume and students and teachers can catch up with friends and make new ones.

Be on the lookout for school buses and kids crossing the streets.

Give yourself an extra 10 minutes to accommodate back-to-school traffic.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will have a Sunday School Rally Day breakfast 8:30-10 a.m. on Sept. 8 in the social hall.

Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 15.


Thursday, August 22, 2013 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Columns

Hankee fundraiser on Aug. 22

Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund is planning a cabana party 4 p.m. on Aug. 22 at The Willow Tree Pub, near the Leather Corner Post Hotel, south of Kernsville Road.

Proceeds benefit the "Miles that Matter" program to help families offset the cost of transportation for medical services.

Bill and Chris Hankee will run some raffles during the event.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausage sandwiches will be available at the outdoor bar and grill poolside.

Various pasta and potato salads will also be available.

All are welcome to attend.

Register at plcokey@