Kenny Knapp, of Lower Milford Township, knows what it means to serve in the community where you live.
At a time when community organizations have a hard time finding volunteers, that was not the case for Knapp.
Knapp, born in Silverdale, was never a kid who loved to hang around the firehouse but got interested through his father, George, who had an auto repair shop and worked on the fire equipment for 20 years.
When the Silverdale Fire Company purchased a 1947 Maxim truck, Knapp and his father went to Massachusetts to pick it up.
The photography contest held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center for the fourth year was the largest ever.
One hundred fifty-two photographs were submitted and 90 were chosen for exhibit.
The jurors were Phil Campbell, Paul Laincz, Josh Finsel and Anita Collins.
Categories were Insects and Amphibians, Macro of Nature, Your Backyard within Walking Distance and Youth.
Both the first and second places in the People’s Choice award were in the youth category.
Six blocks of downtown Hamburg were blocked off Sept. 3 for the annual Hamburg-er Festival.
There were 33 stands selling hamburgers, a people’s choice hamburger contest sponsored by the Reading Health System and amateur and professional hamburger eating contests.
The musical sound of “Cross Roads Duo” was one of 25 musical programs on five stages.
One of the largest hamburger stands, Christ Evangelical Free Church, had about four spaces combined into one.
Hippology contests were held recently at Jacob's Church, Lynn Township. The event was coordinated by Kelly Weisner with 90 participants from nine counties.
Hipppology means the study of horses.
Weisner said many 4-H horse club members have their own horses, but some people come just to learn even though they are horseless. It is as close as they can come to having a horse, Weisner said.
The benefits extend beyond horse knowledge. Youth gain skills in being in a contest, taking a test, timed decision making and teamwork.
Nature in Photographs, the first annual photography show to be held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, held an opening reception March 23.
There was a good turnout of people who enjoyed the variety of photographs. Both the subjects and the photographers came from a wide area as well as locally.
From the approximately 150 entries, 50 were chosen to be entered in the show in three categories: wildlife, scenic and macro.
The Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, was green with wreaths during Christmas craft day Dec. 7.
Greens, brought by several different people, were piled outside to make the wreaths.
In addition, to the wreaths, attendees could make pinecone bird feeders and tree ornaments.
Bill Mineo and his wife, Lorraine, have been coordinating the wreath project for several years.
The bases are made by wrapping grapevines in a circle being careful to leave a point on one side, which will be the top for hanging the wreath.