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NORTH WHITEHALL: Visit Upper Lehigh Lions food trailer at the Schnecksville Fair


Special to The Press

Volunteers from the Upper Lehigh Lions Club are serving hamburgers, barbecues and other items at their trailer at the Schnecksville Community Fair, June 18-22.

Here is an opportunity to enjoy some good food while also supporting the charitable endeavors of the Lions Club.

Mark your calendars for the Lions craft show on July 20 and the “Roar” Festival on July 26 and 27 in the Union UCC grove, Neffs.

This news item sparked personal memories from my own past.

In the 1950s, my father was a member of the Upper Lehigh Lions Club, and he and my mother worked in the food trailer at The Great Allentown Fair.

In those days, homemade turkey barbecues from the Allen George family were a big seller.

Another memory is of my neighbors, the late Pauline and Ellsworth Meckel, who worked in the kitchen at the Schnecksville Fire Hall for several decades.

Even in their later years, the Meckels were at the fair, cooking hot dinners such as turkey and roast beef, with a different meat featured each night.

Numerous volunteers contribute their time and effort to make the fair, now in its 39th year, a success for Schnecksville and the visitors who come to this community.

Emory Minnich serves as president, assisted by other officers, a board of directors, and various committees all working to provide a great experience for the public.


Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, extends an invitation to worship in the grove 10:30 a.m. June 30.

Lehigh County Commissioner Geoffrey Brace will be the guest preacher.

After the service, stroll down to the food pavilion for hot dogs, snacks, and a chance to “Build Your Own Sundae” with all kinds of toppings to use on your ice cream.

Brace will also preach on July 7.


Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, reports state of the art cameras have been given by generous donors to enhance the virtual worship experience.

Whether out of town, on vacation, or in your own home, viewers can turn to the church YouTube channel from anywhere in the world to be part of the Union Lutheran community.