The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee met July 16 for an update on parks and activities in the township. The committee meets every two months.
Director Kim Ringhoffer provided a report on the planned Community Day in conjunction with the police department’s National Night Out scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7.
Seniors 65 and older who reside in Salisbury Township have a new benefit of reaching the golden age.
Salisbury seniors can receive a card from the school district for free admission to home sporting events and the fall and spring plays.
The pass will admit the senior and a guest to the events. There are some exceptions, which include events not sponsored by the school district.
These cards have no expiration date and can be obtained by calling Mary Bishop at 610-797-2062, extension 1000.
At the request of Beth Prokesch, seventh grade English teacher and Salisbury Middle School English Department liaison, Senior Deputy District Attorney Anna-Kristie Marcks visited students in seventh grade as part of the curriculum of career choices.
Prokesch met Marcks in 2015 while serving on jury duty. Marcks was the lead attorney on the case and Prokesch was very impressed with her.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Putt U Miniature Golf, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, held “The Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” July 14 and donated a total of $6,000 to local charities.
In this special tournament, golfers played 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs were allowed, so players were encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they could to putt with.
At a recent school board meeting, the Salisbury Township School District set the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.
School will begin for teachers only, no students, Aug. 21.
Orientation for students in kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades will be held Aug. 27.
The first day of school for all students is Aug. 28. School will be in session Aug. 28, 29 and 30 and closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. School will resume Sept. 4.
On the last day of school, Harry S Truman Elementary School students attended an awards assembly which is always an exciting event. Students are surprised when their names are called to receive awards.
The following students received awards at the assembly:
Presidential Physical Fitness Awards
Fourth Grade: Giana Cerco
Fifth Grade: Nathan Staack
Keepers of the Light
Kindergarten: Madeline Moyer, Ethan Smalley, Lynsey Pierre, Renee Genovese, Logan Holland and Dylan Surendranauth
In a news release June 22, Governor Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-2019 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.
The 54th commencement of the Salisbury High School Class of 2018 was held June 5 at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The Salisbury High School Falcon Band, under the direction of Rachel A. Reinecke, played “Pomp and Circumstance” as 139 members of the Class of 2018 entered Symphony Hall to the cheers of family and friends.
Principal Heather Morningstar welcomed everyone to the commencement ceremony and introduced Superintendent Dr. Randy M. Ziegenfuss and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Lynn A. Fuini-Hetten who provided opening remarks.
The Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee met May 21 to discuss ongoing and upcoming activities.
Recreation Director Genny Baillie reported the dates of the summer playground program will be June 18 through July 27. Baillie waited to set the dates until she was certain when the last day of school would be.
Township children who are entering first grade through age 12 are eligible to participate. Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings.
Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator.
His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.
Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive.
He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.