Upper Macungie Township in partnership with the Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes will be hosting the Village of Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.
Concession stands will open at 3 p.m.
WTAP TV Personality Uncle Jeffery will also begin broadcasting live at 3 p.m.
There will be live music by the Municipal Band of Allentown beginning at 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along at 8:15 p.m.
The City of Allentown and the Allentown Flag Day Association, along with residents and others from throughout the Lehigh Valley celebrated Flag Day, June 14, with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall Plaza, Allentown.
The Allentown Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors at the event.
Buglers were Bob Sedlock Jr., representing Post 576 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Allentown Police Department Officer Christopher Matthews.
Master of Ceremonies for the Flag Day presentation was retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Gerald Still.
Lowhill supervisors discussed, during their June 6 meeting, obtaining a credit card through New Tripoli Bank to cover miscellaneous purchases.
According to Janet Henritzy, who was covering for vacationing Secretary Jill Seymour, supervisors would have a credit limit of $2,500. This was agreed upon by the board.
In other matters, the township has received the improvements and maintenance agreements for the East Penn Self-Storage property. Lowhill’s solicitors and engineers reviewed the agreements.
The Rev. James D. Robison Jr., pastor of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Slatington, gave the welcome to those who attended the Memorial Day service at Slatedale Cemetery.
This was the 78th Slatedale service held to honor those who gave their lives.
Victoria Lear, a Northern Lehigh graduate, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Lear is heading to Nashville next week to continue with her music.
Dennis Ziegler presented the message from the American Legion Allen O. Delke Post 16 saying:
Becky Bradley, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, welcomed attendees to the Northern Lehigh comprehensive plan workshops June 12 in Heidelberg and June 13 in Washington.
She said the LVPC was there as consultants, not to tell them what to do.
The plan is for Weisenberg, Heidelberg, Lynn, Lowhill and Washington townships and Slatington Borough.
Superintendents of both Northern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh school districts attended the Washington Township session.
The state requires the plans to be updated every 10 years.
What do you expect to find when you go to a country fair?
Rides, kids games, animals, crafts, food stands, tractors and classic vehicles are all common attractions.
This year, the Kempton Fair offered all of these and more.
The “more” included a wine and beer garden, helicopter rides and a wash stand for the animals.
The one thing few others have is a frog jumping contest.
Frog jumping was made popular in a story by Mark Twain about frog jumping contests in Calaveras County, Calif., where the championship jump was 21 feet 3.5 inches.
The Liberty Bell Museum, at the historic Zion’s Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, will take part in the national bell ringing ceremony, with Pip the Mouse, 1:30 p.m. July 4.
The Liberty Bell replica will be rung at 2 p.m.
To coincide with the upcoming exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the program will include themed children’s coloring pages and a rocket craft project to take home.
State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, will read “Man on the Moon,” written by Anastasia Suen and illustrated by Benrei Huang.