WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN Make plans for Homecoming Oct. 19
Envision Lehigh Valley will be hosting a community meeting 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Salisbury High School. According to Envision Lehigh Valley, "The Lehigh Valley is going to grow by another 145,000 people over the next 20 years... How we grow depends on your input and action." This event is not a school district event and all citizens are welcome.
"Envision Lehigh Valley is a public outreach effort designed to engage the citizens of Northampton and Lehigh Counties to create a truly sustainable Lehigh Valley. More than ever, the residents of the Lehigh Valley need to work together to create a shared vision for our community. How can we make the Lehigh Valley more livable, more equitable and more economically competitive?
The United States Partnership for Sustainable Communities developed six livability principles for a "Sustainable Community. How we apply these principles in the Lehigh Valley will be determined by the public input that is gathered through the work of Envision Lehigh Valley." More information can be found at www.stsd.org.
At Salisbury Middle School and SHS, there will be a 12:15 p.m. early dismissal Oct. 12. SMS will host a dance 7 to 9 p.m Oct. 12.
All Salisbury schools will observe Fire Prevention Week.
On Oct. 13, Western Salisbury Elementry School will hold their annual PTA Harvest Fest noon to 3 p.m.; this is a fun family event open to the public.
On Oct. 18, SHS will have their health screenings and Western will hold a PTA meeting 7 p.m.
SHS will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 19; the high school dance will be 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20. That morning, SHS will hold PSAT testing for 11th grade students.
Oct. 23 will be pumpkin painting for the first graders at WSE while Harry S Truman's kindergarten students will travel to Seiple Farms Oct. 24. The elementary schools will hold their annual Halloween parades 2 p.m. Oct. 26.
Can you believe the end of first marking period is already forthcoming? Oct. 31 marks that date for middle and high school students. With that said, winter sports physicals, offered by the district for a charge, will be held Oct. 20.
The Salisbury Football Booster Club is planning an "Honor Page" for the Oct. 19 Salisbury football game program, "100 Yards of Hope" for breast cancer awareness month. This page will be listing loved ones' names and the date they passed. It will also list the names of cancer survivors. For more information, contact Butch Rossetti or member of the varsity team.
DevonHouse Senior Living Facility, on Devonshire Road in western Salisbury, will hold trick or treat inside their facility 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. This night and time is also trick or treat in Salisbury Township.
The City of Allentown will have their Halloween parade, "A Witch's Brew" 2 p.m. Oct. 30 starting at the Allentown Fairgrounds and ending on South Seventh Street.
You can trick or treat with the dinosaurs at Dorney Park; open every weekend noon to 5 p.m. "Dorney Park will offer a new trick or treat experience as a part of its family friendly Halloween event, Boo! Blast. With the help of The Crayola Experience of Easton, Pa., trick or treat with the dinosaurs will offer the opportunity for kids to trick or treat among the shadows of more than 30 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs." Collect a bag of goodies while enjoying Tyrannosaurus rex.
The DaVinci Science Center at Cedar Crest College just opened its "Bodies Revealed." For hours and information, visit www.davincisciencecenter.org.
October has much to partake in; so go pick some pumpkins, prepare your ghoulish treats, create your Halloween costumes and enjoy all things fall.