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Allen/East Allen townships: Good Shepherd plans VBS program

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will hold Vacation Bible School June 19-23 for children age 3 through sixth grade.

This year’s theme is “Tis The Season.” Attendees will learn about the birth of Jesus through stories, songs, crafts, games and snacks.

The children will celebrate Jesus’ birthday 9 a.m. June 25.

Preregister by calling the church office at 610-262-9517 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, by attending 9 a.m. services on Sundays or visiting the church website,

Northampton: Historical society, Quota plan spring sales

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will be having its annual spring garage sale in conjunction with the Quota Club of Northampton. Both sales will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10.

The society’s sale will be held at the station. Donations from the public for the sale can be dropped off 6-8 p.m. June 8 and 9.

There is no rain date for this event.

For information, call 610-851-0154 or 610-262-8198.

Quota Club’s sale will be held at Canal Park. The rain date is June 11.

Catasauqua: St. Paul’s welcomes Debra Hessinger as new day care director

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to its new child care center director, Debra Hessinger, effective May 30.

Hessinger comes to St. Paul’s from The Goddard School, where she recently worked in marketing and has directed one of its centers in the past.

Bath: Emmanuel’s plans upcoming events

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will begin its summer schedule June 11. Summer worship will return with a traditional service upstairs and a contemporary service downstairs, both 9:30 a.m.

The church is looking for a few talented people to provide some special music (vocal or instrumental) for the summer service. Please contact Beth McElroy at if you are interested.

Also, Emmanuel’s will be having its Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. June 25-29. A light dinner will be served 5:30 p.m.

Lehigh Township: Pool tournament planned as fundraiser

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Sunday Pool League, a not-for-profit organization currently consisting of more than 150 local members throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas, hosts a charity pool tournament to benefit a local cause or organization each year. This year, proceeds will be donated to Paul’s House sponsored by VALOR Clinic Foundation.

VALOR is an organization for veterans to help other veterans to navigate through the process of recovering and rebuilding.


Monday, June 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Bath. Information: 610-759-1652


• Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua

• Indianland Garden Club presentation of “Container Gardening Made Easy,” 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Registration: 610-262-7537


• Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Catasauqua: Mary Todd Lincoln to visit GTH June 4

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At the George Taylor House, Poplar and Lehigh streets, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 4, there will be a quilt show featuring new and historic quilts. You also will get a chance to meet Mary Todd Lincoln!

Enjoy light refreshments, house tours, snacks, re-enactors, speakers, interactive programs for kids and adults and more the first Sunday of most months.


Allen/East Allen townships: Pack plans June 3 dinner

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Cub Scout Pack 40 will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. June 3 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville.

There is a cost. Kids age 5 and under eat for free. Tickets will be available at the door.

Proceeds benefit Cub Scout Pack 40.

For more information, contact Cubmaster Brian Dungan at or visit


Reminder: The Kreidersville Covered Bridge 5K and 10K Challenge will be held 9 a.m. June 3.

Digging out from a snowstorm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am continuing to look back at the old Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville. The farm closed in 1981 after 61 years of operation. One of the early employees was the late Mr. Harold Yohn of Weaversville. Harold’s father also worked on the farm and resided in a state farmhouse.

Harold recalled, “I was later hired to work on the farm for $27.50 for a two-week period during the Depression. The crops raised on the farm were of top quality. All the produce, milk and fruit was sent to the state hospitals.