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Article By: ANNA GILGOFF Special to The Press

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

School spirit went viral among the sold-out crowd at Tiger Stadium Sept. 22 as Morgan Moss and Willem Birgel were crowned queen and king at this year’s Homecoming celebration.

“Of course I was so surprised when I found out I was [one of those selected to the court] but now that it’s all settled in I feel honored to be part of something older than myself,” Moss said.

“I wasn’t expecting getting on until someone else told me they voted for me,” said Birgel, expressing his surprise. “I really appreciate all of the nice things people have said to me after I won.”

Calvary Temple celebrates 100th anniversary

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

The year 2017 is not just another year for Calvary Temple, South Whitehall.

The church is celebrating a noteworthy feat — its 100th anniversary.

Pastor Ray Ricketts is the eighth and current senior pastor of Calvary Temple.

“I have been a member since 2006,” Ricketts said. “I became senior pastor Jan. 6, 2010.

“I was raised in New York, Ricketts said. “I went away to college in Louisiana and moved back to New York after college.

“I went to seminary and started ministry in New York.”

Lehigh Gap Nature Center launches kids’ book club

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh Gap Nature Center is launching the Budding Naturalist Book Club — a new interactive nature club for children ages 4-6, on Sept. 28.

The club will meet at 10 a.m. every other Thursday to provide a nature-themed story time and educational activity. Binoculars, butterfly nets, art supplies, and other materials will be provided for the outdoor adventures and crafts that accompany each program.


Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Heidelberg draft budget presented

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Janice Meyers, administrator, presented a draft of the 2018 budget to the Heidelberg Supervisors at their Sept. 21 meeting.

Real estate taxes will cover $260,178 of income. The transfer tax and earned income are $470,000.

There are neither federal nor state grants included at this time. Fireman’s Relief is $24,000 and the state pension contribution will be $23,000.

Total income will be $1,028,903 with $50,000 added from fund equity to make the total amount available $1,078,903.