The fifth annual Western Salisbury Fire Department Community Day will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Green Acres Park. There will be games, food, fire station tours and fire extinguisher training. Bring the whole family for a few hours of fun and support our local firefighters at the same time.
Since the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 was last week, it brought to my mind the importance of our first responders and how we should support them in any way we can. I hope to see you there.
Welcome! My name is Carla Jones and I will be writing a biweekly column on the happenings in Eastern Salisbury.
I'm a local resident and have lived in Northeastern Pennsylvania, most of my life. I've written for The Morning Call, in Allentown, convinced a few of my past employers to let me write for their newsletters and authored a non-fiction eBook entitled, "Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis."
Presently, I volunteer as a media specialist for Operation Christmas Child, a non-profit project of Samaritan's Purse, the largest Christmas project in the world.
Calling all Salisbury High School parents! SHS's open house will be held 6:45 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12. Attend to learn more about your child's classes, teachers and how they work within the block. Parents will receive a schedule and will follow blocks 1 through 4, operating on a Day 1 schedule.
The Salisbury Girls Soccer team will host its Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at Applebee's Cedar Crest location. For information, contact Paula Ackerman at 610-797-9282.
Well, hopefully you all made it through the first few days of school. I know it was a little rough at our house with my youngest son moving to middle school and all three boys now needing to be ready by 7 a.m. Let's just say it was a little chaotic. Hopefully, we will work out the kinks soon, and get in more of a rhythm.
I would like to introduce myself as the new writer of the Western Salisbury column. My name is Rebecca Foehrkolb and I have lived in Salisbury Township for the past 19 years. I am married to a Salisbury High School alumni and currently have three sons in Salisbury schools– two at Salisbury High School and one at Salisbury Middle School. Please know I will try my very best to keep you all informed as to what is happening on this side of Salisbury.
As I sit on my deck, flowers in full bloom, adoring the sunshine with my cup of coffee, I reminisce on these past 13 years.
On May 23, 2013, members of the Salisbury High School fall production, "Little Shop of Horrors" went to the 11th annual Freddy Awards. The night began with a performance by a select number of students from the participating schools. SHS performers included Connor Harrison, Taylor Heverly, Alan Mendez, Julisa Trinidad and Melissa Zong. Participating schools ranged from Central Catholic High School to Wilson Area High School. Categories ranged from outstanding choreography to outstanding overall production of a musical. A fun time was had by all.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013! They will celebrate their graduation 6 p.m. June 6.
A special compliment to all those graduating with honors and members of the National Honor Society. You should be very proud in your academic achievements throughout your four years of high school. Continue that tradition and you will persevere in college and your future endeavors.
A special compliment to 2013 Valedictorian and Salutatorian, Alan Mendez and Casey Creveling.
This week begins Salisbury's staff appreciation week and social media week. Monica Deeb, activities director said, "We will be regularly posting quotes/stories from parents, students and community focused on staff appreciation. If you would like to share a comment or story of appreciation, submit it online at http://bit.ly/ 12nEvau, or post it directly to Facebook and share on Twitter using the hashtag #stsdconnect."
Did you participate in this year's 5K Run/Walk for a Cure?
Hard to believe that I am writing about fall athletic physicals for the 2013-2014 school year which will be held June 8 in the Salisbury Middle School health room. Paperwork will be available as of June 1. There is a cost for the physical; checks can be made to STSD. The schedule includes 8 a.m. for soccer players, 8:30 a.m. for football players and all other sports following 9 a.m. Girls field hockey players should report 9:45 a.m. followed by girls soccer 10 a.m., cheerleading 10:15 a.m. and all other girls sports 10:30 a.m.