Members of Parkland Garden Club continued their annual plantings of trees in memory of or in honor of loved ones Arbor Day at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.
Since 1980, the club has made 327 plantings around the local area.
This year, the 13 plantings made at the zoo were all made in memory of a loved one.
Scott Fenstermaker, groundskeeper for the zoo, planted this year’s trees and has provided 35 years of help to the club.
State SPCA officers have once again seized animals from Derbe Eckhart at 6587 Central Road, Germansville.
The officers executed a search warrant June 5 removing seven rabbits, 15 kittens, one adult cat, three adult dogs, nine puppies, one deceased puppy, one calf and one deceased bird from the property in Heidelberg Township.
Parkland Garden Club’s “Sharing Beautiful Gardens of the Lehigh Valley” will take place, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 30.
The self-guided event features eight residential gardens.
A silent auction and a creative demonstration by David Shimp, greenhouse manager at Phoebe Floral Shop, will be featured.
Tickets are available at C. Leslie Smith, Dan Schantz Greenhouse, Eagle Point Farm Market, Edge of the Woods Native Plants, Herbein’s Garden Center, Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center, Phoebe Floral Shop and Hair Razors.
State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, invites residents of his district in Lehigh and Berks counties to join him and his staff at their district office open house 3-7 p.m. June 21 at the Good Will Fire Company No. 1, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.
Day reminds residents his office is available to help with a variety of state government-related services, even though it is located at a temporary location.
A $5,000 grant to the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center fell through June 13 when the one of the sponsors of the bill, Amy Zanelli, abstained from voting.
She then watched the votes split between the remaining eight commissioners, 4-4.
Zanelli commented on her abstention.
“I volunteer for, contribute to, and benefit from the Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center,” Zanelli said. “I will abstain.”
Harold Reitz has retired after 61 years of service to the Heintzelman Funeral Home.
During that time, he was involved in nearly every aspect of the business and was recognized by many as he stopped traffic in the middle of Route 309 for visitors to cross from the parking lot to the Schnecksville funeral home.
In addition to his career with Heintzelman’s, Reitz has participated in many public events as PITSTOP the clown and other costumed characters. He plans to continue that hobby.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·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 from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.