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American flag raising, concert and patriotic address, June 14

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The historic 112-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association will have a flag raising noon June 14 at Allentown City Hall Plaza (rain or shine) with the Allentown Police Department’s Honor Guard and the Air Force Junior ROTC of Louis E. Dieruff High School participating.

This will be followed 7 p.m. by a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band in Allentown’s West Park at 16th and Turner streets. The concert rain site is in the auditorium of William Allen High School.

Events planned for June

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in June.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

·June 15: Dave Machetti

·June 22: Kato

·June 29: Jerry Deane Music mix

Saturday dances are 7-10 p.m. and Wednesday dances are 1-4 p.m. Per person fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples are welcome.

FAIR QUEEN

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The search is on for the 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition that awards a $1,500 scholarship.

Deadline for applications is June 30.

FAIR QUEEN

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The search is on for the 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition that awards a $1,500 scholarship.

Deadline for registration is June 30.

PENN STATE

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

“Managing Invasive Plants” will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management and a calibration demonstration.

For information, contact Julianne Schieffer at jxs51@psu.edu or 610-489-4315.

Celtic scholarships available

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

CCA

The Celtic Cultural Alliance will award several thousand dollars in scholarships this year to students studying Celtic dance, music, or art, Sept. 29 at the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival. The funds are to be used for future classes, instruments, or other costs. The application deadline is noon June 14.

CCA also sponsors a five hundred dollar volunteer scholarship to high school students who volunteered for a minimum of 12 hours at a festival and who will share their experiences.

DA announced drug take back results

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County residents disposed of 753 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 17th National Take Back Day April 27, according to District Attorney Jim Martin.

The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 13,696.5 pounds.

In addition to the drugs discarded during the Take Back Days, 24,769 pounds of medications

VETERANS

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reminds veterans and their dependents that they should never pay for assistance to apply for veterans’ benefits. Accredited veteran service officers are allowed by federal and state laws to help to identify, determine eligibility for and apply for a wide range of benefits on the local, state and federal levels.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Media program set for June

WDIY

WDIY radio station 88.1 FM is holding a summer youth media program 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays June 4 through July 30 at the WDIY studios, 301 Broadway, Bethlehem.

The free classes are open to Lehigh Valley high school students. Space is limited. The application deadline is May 24.

For an application and information, visit www.wdiy.org and click on youth programs on right hand side of the page.