Graduating seniors in Northwestern Lehigh’s Class of 2018 took the first step into their futures with 198 classmates completing their high school years during graduation ceremonies June 2 at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem. The class motto is “Our time is now.”
After leading the procession into the arena Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Holman, class advisors Patricia Mengel and Beth Johnson, Superintendent Dr. Mary Anne Wright, school board President Willard Dellicker, Assistant Principal Don Allen and Principal Aileen Yadush took their places on stage.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
·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.
The proud tradition of saluting Old Glory and this nation’s military on Flag Day by the historic 111-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association continues with a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band 7 p.m. June 14 in Allentown’s West Park, 16th and Turner streets.
Rain site is the William Allen High School auditorium.
Bugler Leena Harris will call for the presentation of the colors by the William Allen High School Navy JROTC.
Eric Andreus, representing Nestle Waters, attended the May Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting to give the water report.
He discussed monitoring data and the work that has been done in the township.
He also presented a donation of $15,000 to be used for work at Ontelaunee Park.
Over the years, approximately $275,000 has been given to the township by Nestle Waters.
Donald Christ noted that Eagle Scout Nolan Hernandez wants to donate time for a project in the park.
Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, and the Ladies Auxiliary, recently celebrated their 61st annual awards banquet.
The event took place at the Copeechan Fish and Game Club, Schnecksville, in order to give members a break from doing the work at their own station.
Following dinner, awards were given to members of both organizations whose commitment to the mission of the fire department were exemplary.
Michelle Conley-Ellerman received the Ladies Auxiliary Member of the Year Award from Auxiliary President Linda Gorr.
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.
In his farewell address to Congress on April 19, 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”
The Korea/Vietnam Memorial took that sentiment to heart as they celebrated its 13th anniversary of the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza on April 29 at the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.
The Ironton Rail-Trail 5K Run/Walk, presented by Emmaus Run Inn and Ironton Rail Trail, will take place June 10 at the athletic fields, North Whitehall.
Walkers will start 9:30 a.m. and runners begin at 10 a.m.
Race day registration is from 8-9:30 a.m.
Awards include overall male and female, first through third place, and male and female runners in each age group.
Advance registration may be done at brynmawrrunningco.com under events and races.
Packet pick up may be done 3-7 p.m. June 8 at The Emmaus Run Inn Store, 322 Main St., Emmaus.