Two new "spectaculars," as the largest thrill rides are referred to, are coming to the Midway at the Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3.
Powers Great American Midways spokesman Marc Janas reported that the carnival will unveil a "beamed-out," spaceship-looking ride called "Alien Abduction" that spins passengers into such a whirl that gravity pins them against its walls.
The other new ride called "Genesis" takes a gondola full of thrill-seekers on a 360-degree spin as if they are on the end of some wild second hand on a clock.
Donald F. Miller, 78, died July 31, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Barbara (Sobjak) Miller. Born in Coopersburg, he was a son of the late Clarence and Elinor (Knappenberger) Miller.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.
He worked as a carpenter under the Local Union 1595 of Montgomery County.
He was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church.
He was a former member of both Milford Township and Trumbauersville Lion Clubs, Yellow Rockers Square Dance Club, and Emmaus Senior League Golf Club.
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to serve as board members, instructors, action team members, event coordinators and office administration. Contact Robert Duld at 610-865-4400, ext. 229 or email@example.com.
EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTER, Trexlertown, needs volunteers for their 13th Annual Lehigh Valley Buddy Walk at the Bob Rodale Cycling and Fitness Park and Valley Preferred Cycling Center Sept. 29. Contact Julie Dody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
William A. Baker Sr., 71, of Emmaus, died August 13, 2012, in his residence. Born in Fairmont, W. Va., he was the son of the late Nora A. (Vincent) and Henry K. Baker Sr.
He was a retired over the road truck driver.
He is survived by his former wife, Pauline S.; children; brother; sisters; and grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.
Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.
Community Services for Children's 2012 Children's Ball will be held 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.
Proceeds will support the "Building a SafeStart for Babies" campaign. The SafeStart program's treatment facility, Donley Family Center for Infants, provides daily therapy for babies who have been abused and neglected. It is the only such treatment program in Pennsylvania.
Sponsorships are available. Call CSC at 610-437-6000, ext. 2101 for additional information.
7 p.m. Aug. 28, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Hits by The J. Geils Band, formed 1967, Worcester, Mass., are "First I Look at the Purse" (1971), "Looking for A Love" (1971), "Give It to Me" (1973), "(Ain't Nothin' But A) House Party" (1973), "Did You No Wrong" (1973), "Must of Got Lost" (1974), "Love-itis" (1975), "Surrender" (1977), "Sanctuary" (1979), "Love Stinks" (1980), "Centerfold," a No. 1 from the album, "Freeze Frame" (1981), with the title cut going to No. 4.
Edna M. Kohler, 95, formerly of Zionsville, died August 18, 2012, in Frederick Living, Montgomery County. She was the wife of the late Adolf Kohler who died in 1992. Born in Macungie, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Jennie (Frey) Kistler.
He is survived by a son, Robert and his wife Mary Ann, of Pennsburg; sister, Alma Gannon; five grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Doreen Sautter in 1962.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Marnelle G. Robinson, 68, of Macungie, died August 12, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sharon, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Johnson and the late Robert Doster.
She is survived by her mother; son, Joseph "Todd" Doster, brother, Robert Doster; grandchildren, Kayla and Noah Doster and extended family and friends.
Arrangements were made by the Irwin M. Judd Funeral Home, Allentown.