For Madison Kocher, the conclusion of the Weekend Food Pack program at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Slatington, meant one day closer to the successful completion of her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Madison spoke during the Breakfast Bunch program, where kids and their parents enjoy a free breakfast Monday through Friday in the summer.
“I saw the need and thought, ‘What are they going to do for food?’ ” she said. “After the first week, I saw how the parents and kids showed their appreciation.
“It made me feel like I was making a difference in their lives.”
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is encouraging students from across the commonwealth to participate in the 27th annual Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest.
The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students in kindergarten through 12th grade, including those who are home-schooled or in private or parochial schools.
Students may enter through their schools, clubs or Scout troops, or individually.
Entries must feature a clear no-use message about underage drinking and may be created using any artistic medium.
Thursday, Oct. 25: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hot dog on whole-grain roll, side of macaroni and cheese. Alternate: mozzarella sticks.
Friday, Oct. 26: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza.
Monday, Oct. 29: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Grilled chicken breast with cheese and barbecue sauce on whole-grain roll, tomato soup. Alternative: pizza.
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Elem., M.S., H.S.: California burgers on whole-grain roll. Alternative: pizza.
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Mini waffle breakfast with sausage or yogurt, hash browns. Alternate: pizza.
Thursday, Oct. 18: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup. Alternate: Mini corn dogs.
Friday, Oct. 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza day.
Monday, Oct. 22: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Golden chicken nuggets with whole-grain soft pretzel sticks. Alternate: Mozzarella sticks.
Tuesday, Oct. 23: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Sloppy Joes on whole-grain roll. Alternative: Mozzarella sticks.
Wednesday, Oct. 24: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Croissant sandwich with egg, sausage and cheese. Elem.: Potato tots, also. Alternate: Mozzarella sticks.
All visitors to NWE will be required to provide photo identification when signing in to the school.
Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 22-26.
The week is dedicated to creating an awareness of the dangers of drug abuse.
The Fall Fun Festival will take place 9 a.m. Oct. 26.
Kindergarten classes will be going on a field trip Oct. 29 to Foothill Farm, Lehighton. Rain date is Oct. 30.
Kindergarten students will be going to visit Savidge Farms, Mertztown, on Oct. 18.
Students from Northwestern Lehigh High School and some middle schoolers spent several weeks before the beginning of the school year learning band music and practicing for the field show they would perform during this year’s football games.
The students began by learning the drill positions on the field by counting beats, followed by singing their parts as they marched.
Once band director, James Lykins and Drum Major Jess Eberle say they are ready, band members pick up their instruments, flags and batons and play the music as they march.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Warm sliced ham and cheese on pretzel bun. Alternate: pizza.
Friday, Oct. 12: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza day.
Monday, Oct. 15: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Golden chicken patty on whole-grain roll. Alternate: mini corn dogs.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger on a whole-grain roll. Alternate: mini corn dogs.
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Mini pancake breakfast day, sausage patty or yogurt, hash brown. Alternate: mini corn dogs.