The Salvation Army, Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 sustaining grant from the PPL Foundation.
The much-needed funds will support Youth Enrichment Programs at The Salvation Army Allentown Corps.
More than 110 children currently enrolled in the Allentown Corps’ Youth Enrichment Program will benefit from the donation.
The Allentown Corps provides a wide array of services to help nurture children’s love of learning.
The Corps’ Youth Department offers a safe, positive and motivating environment for youngsters to learn and grow.
On Nov. 9, Scouts from both Cub Scout Pack 5 and Boy Scout Troop 5 gathered for the annual Scouting for Food collection drive.
The previous Saturday, the Scouts had distributed flyers to residents near St. Timothy’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. These flyers asked community members to donate non-perishable items to support community food pantries.
Scouts returned to the same community Nov. 9 to collect any items residents left on their doorsteps in support of the Scouting for Food collection effort.
The Emmaus Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas Covered Dish Party 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. Call the museum if you plan to attend and note if you will bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert. Appetizers will be available as soon as you arrive so you can snack and visit before dinner. Dinner is 6 p.m. followed by a visit from the Belsnickel 7 p.m.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County.
These grants, totaling $469,900 will provide additional resources to county-wide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.
The DCNR grants and projects are:
State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, announced the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has awarded recreation and conservation grants through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program specifically for Rivers Conservation and Riparian Forest Buffers.
The Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors held its reorganization meeting Dec. 4 which featured changes to the school board as well as a powerful presentation by the athletic department.
The primary order of business was to confirm Carol Klinger, Courtney Gibbs and Samuel DeFrank as directors for new board terms. David Haddinger was brought back on for two years to fill the seat vacated by Susan Lea, who has moved out of the district.
The Salisbury Township School District operations committee met Dec. 4 to discuss a proposal for a master plan for school facilities by Fielding Nair International.
The master plan proposal was introduced by Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss and Associate Superintendent Lynn Fuini-Hetten.
Ziegenfuss said the district will proceed with the approved summer projects in the district but will hold on the work proposed for Salisbury Middle School and Western Salisbury Elementary School.