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Adopters needed for ‘homeless’ scarecrows in Macungie

The Macungie Town Beautification Committee is looking for Macungie residents who are willing to adopt “homeless” scarecrows to line East and West Main Street in the borough. After they have adorned Main Street, they will be turned over to the purchaser. Applications can be downloaded from the Town Beautification Committee Facebook page.

For more information on adopting a scarecrow, call 610-966-4951; email ppetites@ptd.net or write to Macungie Town Beautification, 20 W. Main St., Macungie, 18062.

Macungie Borough offices are closed to the public. For information, call 610-966-2503.

Facilities at Macungie Memorial Park are open based on guidelines provided by the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society. Pavilions, buildings and grounds are available for rent. COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. To check availability, email macungiepark@gmail.com or call 610-966-4289.

The following Macungie events have been canceled: the Macungie Minstrelaires production of “Singing is Out of This World” Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 6 and 7, the Macungie Halloween Parade Oct. 24 and the Holiday Tea Nov. 21.

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., offers a livestream worship service 9 a.m. Sunday mornings. Services can be found on the Grace YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/GraceLutheranChurchMacungiePA. For more information, go to https://gracemacungie.org or www.facebook.com/GraceMacungie.

Grace Lutheran Church offers its free community meal as a drive-up option. The next meal will be 5-7 p.m. Oct. 9.

Grace Lutheran Church will hold a monthly outdoor drive-up or walk-up Grace Food Cupboard Give-Away 2:30-5 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month. The next food pantry will be held Oct. 30 when anyone can fill one bag with nonperishable food. Donations can be dropped off 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Both events take place in the parking lot; signs will be posted.

As of Sept. 22, the East Penn Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to present ROCKtoberfest 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at Macungie Memorial Park. Business vendors from Macungie, Emmaus, Alburtis, Upper Milford and Lower Macungie will be represented. There will also be food, entertainment and live music.

Trick or treat night will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Borough of Macungie.

Cash bingo is held weekly Saturday evenings at Macungie Memorial Park. Doors open 4:30 p.m. and games begin 6:30 p.m. Attendance is limited to 60 people; seating is spaced for distancing. Masks are required. The kitchen is not open; coffee and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call 610-966-4289.

Educational programs are offered through Kalmbach Memorial Park. More information is available at kalmbachpark.com.

The Lower Lehigh Lions have one meeting per month on the second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the lower level of Macungie Memorial Park Memorial Hall.

The Macungie Park Board of Directors meeting will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

The Macungie Farmers Market is open 4-7 p.m. Thursday evenings through Oct. 29 at its new location on Lumber Street. The market features local family farmers providing homegrown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more.

There will be a electronics recycling/shredding day for residents and businesses of the boroughs of Macungie and Alburtis 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 31 (or until the trucks are full) at Macungie Memorial Park. Some fees may apply. Photo identification may be required.

Labor Day weekend promised to be a gorgeous weekend with beautiful sunny days – the perfect time to get out for a 20-mile bike ride. On Friday evening we researched some options and decided on a section of the D & L trail. Around 10 p.m. that night, Matt realized we didn’t have the van to transport our bikes; we had loaned it to Lydia who was on a trip with college friends to Acadia. Feeling like idiots for not figuring this out sooner, we regrouped for a hike at Lake Nockamixon.

The copy deadline for the Nov. 4 column will be Oct. 29.