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Mer soll ken Brot uff der Kopp lege, schunscht heile die Engel im Himmel.

We should not lay bread on its round side [or top] or the angels in heaven weep.

Wammer’s Maul abbutzt mit em Schpiellumpe, grickt, mer’n haarich Maul.

If you wipe your mouth with a dishcloth, you will get a hairy lip.


Hope Community Evangelical Congregational Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Weisenberg Township, will host Vacation Bible School from 6:15-8:30 p.m. July 10-14 for children ages 3 years through sixth grade.

The theme is “Galactic Starveyors, Discovering the God of the Universe.”

Arts and crafts, music, snacks and much more will be available every night.

For more information and to register, call 484-518-4673.


Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will sponsor“Bear Creek Day Camp” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17-21.

Deadline to register is July 12.

Children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome to attend.

Call 610-285-6157 to register or inquire about cost.


The Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center, 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, will sponsor Children’s Cultural Camp with the theme, “Why is History Important to Me?” July 14-28.

The camp will be limited to 30 children ages 6-14 (6 year olds must have completed first grade).

Traditional crafts, cooking on a hearth, demonstrations, and many activities are planned.

Campers need to take a packed lunch; snacks and water will be provided by the camp.

Call 610-683-1589 or email npauley@kutztown.edu for more information.


Weisenberg Lutheran Church, 7645 Weisenberg Church Road, New Tripoli, will have its Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 p.m. July 24-28.

Children ages 4 years through sixth grade are invited to attend “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God Built for a Purpose.”

Crafts, songs, snacks, and much more will be available to enjoy.

To register, call Bambi at 484-838-3813.


Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Company, 2500 Golden Key Road, Kutztown, will have a car wash 8 a.m. to noon July 15.

A donation is desirable to benefit the fire company.

Hoagies will again be available and orders will be taken from July 13 through Aug. 1 with pickup 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the fire station.

Varieties include Italian, roast beef, ham and cheese, turkey and tuna.

Call Pat at 610-285-2488 to place orders.

Mach’s gut

Mary Bittner Henry