Salisbury Township School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss noted January is School Board Recognition Month at the Jan. 17 meeting.
“We recognize the important commitment of your time and talents to this board in helping us move our organization forward. We would not be what we are without you,” Ziegenfuss said.
Ziegenfuss noted there will be a more formal recognition by the students and staff during the curriculum and technology meeting Jan. 29 at Harry S Truman Elementary School.
Board President Frank Frankenfield thanked Ziegenfuss for the recognition.
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The first meeting of 2018 for the Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee was held Jan. 15 at the municipal building.
Following a reorganization, Mark Wilson, representing the fourth ward, was voted as chairman, Pat Jacoby, representing the third ward, was voted vice chairman and Kim Ringhoffer, representing the first ward, was voted secretary. Also on the committee are Frank Adamcik, representing the second ward and Frank McCullough, representing the fifth ward.
Also in attendance was Recreation Director Genny Baillie.
The Salisbury Township School District operations meeting held Jan. 17 began with an overview and debate over the necessity for the varsity softball dugouts.
“We are coming in right where we expected, in the $65,000 range for the girls varsity dugouts,” Director of Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds William Brackett said. The new dugouts will be comparable to the varsity boys dugouts and be constructed of cinder block and include sideline safety fencing and a new backdrop.
Damon Smigielski and Alex Thomulka received the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor recently at Macungie Memorial Park. The two Scouts are members of Boy Scout Troop 71, which is sponsored by Solomon’s United Church of Christ in Macungie.
Damon Smigielski, son of Robert and Jen Smigielski, joined Cub Scouts with Pack 71 of Macungie as a Tiger Scout in 2006 with his father joining as his den leader. After Cub Scouts, Damon chose Troop 71 to continue his Scouting career.
The public is invited to attend a forum with the Democratic candidates for Congress in PA’s 15th district, 7 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Candidates will discuss the current state of health care in America and what they believe needs to be done to fix it. Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Medicare for All www.lehighvalleymedicareforall.com.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new bloodmobile in memory of Lehigh Valley resident, Wayne Leibensperger Jr.
Leibensperger Jr. was a healthy, 21-year-old man from Salisbury Township who died in 2014. He was an avid blood donor who donated faithfully every eight weeks. Although he is gone, his legacy will continue through the Wayne Leibensperger Jr. Memorial Blood Drives held throughout the region, and now through the Wayne Leibensperger Jr. Memorial Bloodmobile.
In a special ceremony at the state Capitol Jan. 2, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, of Whitehall Township, was sworn in to represent the Lehigh Valley’s 133rd Legislative District.
McNeill won a Dec. 5, 2017, special election to complete the term of her late husband, Dan, who died Sept. 8, 2017.
The oath was administered by state Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty as family and friends looked on.
McNeill becomes the 48th female currently serving in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.