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Monday, August 21, 2017

Allentown Fair Queen is crowned

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The new 2017 Allentown Fair Queen who will reign over the upcoming 165th agricultural and entertainment exposition was crowned Aug. 13 during contest finals at Christopher’s Restaurant at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

Zaren Kerper of Fleetwood was chosen from five contestants to succeed 2016 Queen Juliet Long of New Tripoli.

After a longer than usual deliberation to choose the new queen, judges Leslie Bartholomew, Michael H. Firestine and Stephanie Baunach...

Heidelberg Union Church’s organist, choir director retire after 15 years

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The prelude for the Aug. 13 joint church service at Heidelberg Union Church was an arrangement combining four hymns by David Earp, retiring organist. Also being honored was choir director Louise Earp.

Among the announcements was one by Sonia Fink for a bakeless bake sale to benefit a baby in the Midwest born weighing 3 pounds and having various problems.

Emmalyn Fink helped with the announcement by appearing as a baker.

The opening prayer asked that “our ears be opened...

Neffs Fire Co. having 75th anniversary open house

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Walking around the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company Fire House at 3755 Park Avenue injects history into a person’s soul.

The “Pride of Park Avenue” has been serving the community for 75 years.

And, from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 20, the volunteer firefighters will welcome members of the community to an open house to celebrate that special anniversary.

“Pride of Park Avenue originated during an informal discussion among some of the firefighters 20 years ago,” Neffs Fire Chief James...

Teen Musikfest performer reports indecent assault

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Police Log

Colonial Regional police say a 14-year-old girl from New York, who was in town to perform at Musikfest, was allegedly assaulted by a North Whitehall man.

Police were dispatched 11:05 p.m. Aug. 7 to Holiday Inn Express, 3375 High Point Boulevard, Hanover Township, for the alleged incident.

The girl and a 15-year-old male told police that a man later identified as Gerald A. Benbow, 48, of Anthony Drive, North Whitehall Township, allegedly approached them on the third floor of the...

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY AUG. 17

·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.

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