To the Editor:
The new regulations from the federal government for school lunch shouldn't surprise anyone.
But to say, "If you don't like the federal government regulations then pack your own lunch," was an ignorant statement by Northampton Area School Board member Jennifer Miller.
The school lunch subsidation program is to help parents of lower income households afford lunch. Children receive either free lunch or pay 40 cents for lunch rather than $1.75 if their parent's income levels fall below a certain point based on the size of their family.
Learn about the plant lore of Christmas from Rexine Krause at the next Catasauqua Garden Club meeting 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.
The Garden Club meets at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Items for judging should be in place by 12:45 p.m.
Santa won't be there but if you have been bad boys and girls, the Belsnickle just might be in attendance with a switch and a feather tree! All are welcome.
The Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee and Councilman Bill Leiner will sponsor the "Save The Coplay Public Library" 1/2 marathon, run walk or bike Oct. 6 at 9 a.m., starting at 41 N. Eighth St.
Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female runners; fastest biker and fastest walker.
For more information, contact Leiner at 610-751-2745 or billleinder@aol. com.
The Coplay Recreation Association is accepting registrations for the approaching Halloween parade.
The Klecknersville Rangers volunteer firefighters will hold their fall festival Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
It will feature barbecue chicken dinners, a Chinese auction, raffles, desserts and karaoke music.
Moore Township Athletic Association will hold basketball and wrestling sign-ups Oct. 2, 4 and 9 from 6-8 p.m. and Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-noon. Oct. 9 is for wrestling only.
The Northampton Area Historical Society will host a talk tonight, Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at the Northampton Fire Department, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.
Douglas Peters will speak on the trolleys of the Lehigh Valley.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 610-262-4748.
The historical society will also hold a garage sale Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Siegfried Railroad Station, West 21st Street.
Those interested in donating items are asked to bring them to the station Oct. 4 and 5, 6-8 p.m.
The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will hold an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet Friday, Oct. 5, 4-8 p.m.
The dinner will include soup, salad bar, rolls, side dishes, entrees and desserts. All proceeds benefit the Fire Company.
All are invited to attend the 18th Annual Fall Walk-In Basket Social Oct. 12. The event will be held in Kuntz Hall at Hope Lutheran Church.
Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the drawing will begin at 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Seemsville, will hold a bingo for Vera Bradley purses and accessories this Saturday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m., at the church, 8142 Valley View Road.
For information, call Sheila at 610-837-1533 or the church at 610-837-7426.
Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 13, 4-7 p.m. There is a cost.
Canned goods will be collected for the Northampton Area Food Bank.
For information, call 610-262-1133.
Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 13, 4-7 p.m.
There is a cost. A canned goods collection for the Northampton Area Food Bank will also be held.
For takeout orders, call 610-262-1133.
Zion Stone is also planning a fall basket social and bake and soup sale for Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For details, call Bernice at 610-262-1133.
Purchase mums for the fall from the Lehigh Township Historical Centre in Pennsville. Many varieties and colors will be on sale Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ladies from St. Paul's UCC of Indianland will also conduct a bake sale at that time. If all plants are not sold Saturday, the sale will continue on Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
The centre will be open for visitors on Sept. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 to 4 p.m. When you visit, you will see construction underway at the side of the building. All proceeds from the mum sale will benefit this project.