Local and out-of-town farmers celebrated another great year at the 166th Great Allentown Fair.
Many farms showcased a variety of livestock, such as Ayrshire dairy cows and Nubian goats from So and So Farms, Washington, N.J and Lilac Corners Farm, Shillington, respectively. Deer Tree Farm from Upper Black Eddy provided a mixed array of sheep as did Busy Acres Farms, Whitehall, for pigs.
For over 75 years, Mountain House has offered an opportunity for Girl Scouts in every age group to be creative in the art center, swim, perform on stage, sing songs, get messy with science, learn outdoor cooking, try a low-ropes challenge course, participate in nature activities or learn archery.
Mountain House, in Salisbury Township, is one of three Girl Scout day camps – the others are in Valley Forge and Lafayette Hills.
Girl Scout resident camps are Laughing Waters, in Gilbertsville, Mosey Wood, in White Haven, Shelly Ridge, in Miquon, and Wood Haven, in Pine Grove.
On Sept. 4 The Swain School dedicated its new “Field of Dreams” project, in the large expanse in front of the school campus, along South 24th Street, Salisbury Township.
The project includes a playing field, amphitheater and an environmental classroom. The field, named Werner Field, in honor of longtime Swain Director of Athletics Maggie Werner who was an early student at the school, a student parent, then an employee. Werner currently serves as the school’s director of strategic initiatives.
All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost; children under six are admitted at no charge. For more information, call the church office at 610-966-3601 or Darlene at 610-966-5115.
Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society quarterly meeting 3 to 7 p.m. at the Schubert-Graber cabin, 6516 Powder Valley Road, Upper Milford Township. A gathering at the cabin will include information about the restoration project and picnic food. All are welcome.
The Allentown Dog Training Club recently supported that old adage, “The show must go on.”
In spite of rainy conditions Sept. 9, the club’s annual match show went on as planned. A match show is a simulation. Dogs and handlers carry out the exercises required to qualify for titles and are given feedback from experienced trainers. Handlers have the opportunity to polish and perfect their and their dogs’ performances without the pressure of actual competition.
On this soggy Sunday, trainers and canines of all descriptions made the best of the wet situation.