Emmaus High School’s 129th commencement ceremony June 9 had a change of venue this year. The PPL Center, in Allentown, was the site of this year’s graduation with 696 students graduating and over 120 of those students graduating with honors.
The event began with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the EHS orchestra under the direction of Connie Arnold, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The alma mater was performed by the EHS Chorale under the direction of Rita Cortez. The chorale also performed “Imagine” arranged by Ben Bram.
In a shortened version of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Nov. 15, commissioners approved the advertising of the 2019 Lower Macungie Township budget. Commissioner Brian Higgins complimented Bruce Beitel, township manager, for being able to come into this as the new person and for it to all fall into place right on time.
Residents and amusement park enthusiasts gathered at the Emmaus Public Library recently to discuss the history of Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom with Joshua Fink.
Fink, a Dorney Park enthusiast, shared postcards and newspaper articles along with additional research of his own.
Lower Macungie Township Library held its annual Cherries, Chocolate and Jazz event Feb. 20 at the Lower Macungie Township Library.
It was a night of soft lights, live music throughout the library, wine and a wide assortment of food delicacies provided by the Friends of the Lower Macungie Library and the library board of trustees.
Gratitude was expressed for support of the Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Lower Macungie Library, the staff, teen volunteers and those attending.
Macungie Borough held a presentation about rain barrels recently.
The rain barrel is a rainwater collection system used to store roof runoff for irrigating gardens and lawns as well as car and pet washing.
It is also a method for water conservation and a source of savings for the consumer.
Stormwater runoff is one of the major sources of pollution. Another problem is with the sewer system. Rain water overwhelms the system and adds to the overload of the system.
Macungie officials were hoping for 20 attendees but more than 60 residents attended.