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Emmaus to hold community yard sale Sept. 12

Event dates are subject to postponement or cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please check before planning to attend.

Emmaus’ community yard sale will give you the opportunity to sell some of those items you’ve accumulated after cleaning out closets during the time you’ve been spending at home living through the pandemic restrictions. The borough is holding a community yard sale beginning 8 a.m. Sept 12. The rain date is Sept. 13.

Zumba is held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. in the Arts Pavilion at Emmaus Community Park.

The borough will host Dumpster Day 8 a.m. Sept. 19 at the Emmaus Fire Training Grounds off Klines Lane. The event is designed for residents to bring items to the borough recycling center that are difficult to dispose of. Be aware there may be a cost for some items.

The final mini concert of the season at Emmaus Community Park is Swingtime Dolls, 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6. A limit of 250 tickets are available to attend the concert (four per household). Visit the following link to obtain your free tickets through Event Brite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emmaus-summer-concert-mini-series-thr-swingtime-dolls-tickets-114605877264.

Emmaus Borough Council will meet 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in council chambers at Emmaus Borough Hall, 28 S. Fourth St. Each meeting will be open to the public in council chambers or broadcast through Zoom unless noted before the meeting. The borough offices are closed Sept. 7 for the holiday. For information, call 610-965-9292 or visit info@borough.emmaus.pa.us.com.

St. Ann’s Fall Fest, due to the pandemic restrictions, will not be held in its traditional form but instead will consist of a monthly drive-by, take-out sale of favorite fall fest foods. In September the “food fest” will feature halupkis (meat stuffed cabbage rolls) from the ethnic food area. Future months will offer a host of other foods, all made by the same volunteers who normally operate these booths in the food court.

To pre-order visit the parish website, www.churchstann.org or the St. Ann’s Fall Fest Facebook page. The food will be available for takeout in a social distancing, drive-by arrangement in the church parking lot off South Fifth Street.

The Emmaus Public Library will not be hosting a Community Heroes Day celebration this year. Martha Vines organized the first Community Heroes Day in 2001 to show youngsters that their firefighters and other first responders were safe following the Sept. 11, 2001 twin towers tragedy. The event became an opportunity for youngsters to celebrate and thank our community heroes. The event has been canceled until a safer time for our community to hold the event. However, please be sure to thank our community heroes.

At the library, 11 E. Main St., Barbara Greco will conduct a workshop on the basics of portrait drawing using charcoal and chalk 6 p.m. Sept. 1.

Laura Elmore will host workshops 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14 and 21. Elmore’s workshops will focus on making tiles and images in clay to be used for a community art project.

A collection of Greco’s and Elmore’s art will be available for viewing in the library. Space is limited for the workshops to 15 attendees, ages 16 years and up. RSVP to Lauri by email eplcollection@cliu.org, call 610-965-9284 or stop at the front desk.

The library will host an Animal Faire Chalk Walk 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 5. Youngsters should stop by the library sidewalk along Ridge Street for a chalk walk full of activities, questions and challenges with an animal theme. This self-paced activity is outdoors so participants should remember their sunscreen, masks and to practice social distancing.

For a list of other library programs, visit www.emmauspl.org/src, emmauspl@cliu.org or phone 610-965-9284.

The Emmaus Farmers Market will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday, rain or shine. The market is held on Triangle Park, Main Street in Emmaus. For information, visit info@emmausmarket.com.

The veterans’ brick installation ceremony at the Remembrance Garden, 164 E. Main St., scheduled for Sept. 5 has been canceled. The 13 bricks to be installed will be either installed in the fall or spring individually or at next year’s ceremony, 10 a.m. May 29, 2021. For information, visit remgarden1@gmail.com.

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will not hold meetings for the rest of 2020. The club’s executive board has elected new officers: Louise Schultz, president; Karen Carlisle, vice president; Debbie Kahler, treasurer and Ruth Kemmerer, secretary. Active committees during the rest of 2020 are Cheer, chaired by Ginny Crone; Education, chaired by Pat Waller and Ways and Means, chaired by Sandy Stanton.

The club will not hold a fall card party this year. The club is looking forward to the spring in the hopes their regular activities will resume.

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus would like to congratulate Reilly McGinnis on her selection as First Captain, the highest position in the Cadet Chain of Command at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Reilly was the Woman’s Club of Emmaus’ Girl of the Month in Science for March 2017. While a student at Emmaus High School her accomplishments were recognized through awards in academics, athletics and leadership.

The Emmaus Garden Club will not hold any meetings for the rest of the year. Please stay in touch for 2021 news.

The Emmaus Police Department’s celebration of National Night Out has been postponed from September to the first Tuesday in October.

The Knauss Homestead Preservation Society will not hold an Oktoberfest this year. However, the group has been busy. The historic house, 152 E. Main St., has been repainted and is waiting for new shutters to arrive. For information, visit knausshomesstead.org or see it on Facebook.

The Emmaus Historical Society hopes everyone in our community is safe and healthy. The museum at 218 Main St., Emmaus, remains closed. The society has also canceled all membership meetings, programs and bus trips for the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contact the Emmaus Historical Society at 610-966-6591 for appointments if you have memorabilia donations for the museum’s collection. When in doubt about the donations, don’t throw it out. Remember, one person’s trash is often an historical society’s treasure.

The deadline for including items in the October column is Sept. 14. Please send information to 913 Little Lehigh Dr., email durdock@aol.com or call 610-967-2661.

Happy Birthday wishes to my son and my grandson who have September birthdays.