The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley welcomed Lehigh Valley youngsters to its annual Camp Smile June 17 to June 21 at Muhlenberg College, Allentown.
The PCFLV supports children with cancer and their families “with love, hope and smiles.” The free camp engages the youngsters with art, theater, sports, swimming and special guests.
At this year’s camp, each of the 52 campers worked with counselors allowing a nearly one-to-one engagement.
The week ended with each group of campers presenting a play for their parents, families and friends.
The Bolich Cemetery Association of Albany Township, Kempton, recently dedicated a monument in honor of the former Bolich Church along Hawk Mt. Road in the township.
Past church members, former students of the Bolich Church School, now the Kinder Hawk Vacation Rental, and members of the community came out May 19 to revisit and honor a bit of their own history.
Pastor Scott Shay of Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, who presented a history of the church and school, was often joined at the lectern by those who wanted to share their own memories.
In respect to their namesake and due to the high regard VFW combat veterans of all ages hold for the military nurses who administer care often in dangerous scenarios, VFW Post 12099 recently donated its second annual check of $500 toward nursing scholarships at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, to commemorate both Nurse’s Day and Memorial Day in May.
Enjoy a relaxing day experiencing the sights and sounds of various gardens at Parkland Garden Club’s 21st annual garden tour, “Kaleidoscope of Color Around the Lehigh Valley,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13 rain or shine.
This self-guided event features eight residential gardens, which can be done in any order.
“This year’s garden tour reflects the idea that gardeners are always including color, textures, patterns, and different forms and shapes into their gardens,” Barbara Campbell, chairman of the tour, explained.
The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania hosted its 89th annual convention, “Seasons In Bloom” at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona.
The April event was hosted by the nine Garden Clubs of District VI.
More than 280 members of garden clubs throughout the state attended this three-day event.
Four members of the Parkland Garden Club attended the state convention: District II/III Director Barbara Campbell, Board Member Trieste Blasko, Barbara Dempsey, state board member and Bonnie Keller, current club president.
Lehigh and Bucks County District Attorneys Jim Martin and Matt Weintraub announced during a joint news conference June 27 additional charges have been filed against former Parkland and Palisades teacher Christian Willman, 39, of Coopersburg, for allegedly sexually assaulting four Parkland High School students.
Weintraub began the news conference.