Here are lots of great ways to say goodbye to summer, hello to fall and celebrate our community heroes:
1. Celebrate the Arrival of Fall.
Where/When: from Thurs., Sept 8 through Sat., Sept. 10 from 5 pm. to 10 p.m.
Why Go: For starters, there’s the food, which ranges from ethnic favorites like halupki and pierogies to kid-friendly fare like chicken fingers and French fries. Plus there’s music galore, games and carnival rides.
Pricing: FREE. And, parking’s FREE too.
2. Bid a Fond Farewell to Summer.
Where/When: Start out in , but be sure to meander through the downtown, on Sat., Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Why Go: Where to begin? This fun-filled day includes sidewalk sales, hot dog eating and banana split eating contests, live music, an outdoor movie, a slow-pitch softball game and more.
3. It’s Never too Early for Fall Décor.
Where/When: A.C. Moore on Sat., Sept. 10 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There are two A.C. Moore stores in our area: one in the Airport Center mall on Airport Road (home to Target and The Christmas Tree Shop among others) and the other on MacArthur Road in Whitehall.
Why Go: Successful completion of this make-and-take event means you get to go home with a Thomas & Friends scarecrow train.
Pricing: FREE, while supplies last.
4. Meet Some Real Heroes.
Where/When: on Sat., Sept. 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Launched nearly a decade ago as a positive response to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, this annual event is a great opportunity to say thank you to the men and women who risk their lives every day to keep us all safe. Fire trucks, police cars and more will be on the library parking lot.
5. Lightning McQueen and Mater are in Town.
Where/When: , 19 S. 4th St., Emmaus, on Sun., Sept 11 at 2 p.m.
Why Go: "Cars 2" is rated G and is being held over for its fourth straight week. And, admit it, watching a flick on a T.V. screen really doesn’t compare to seeing a movie in the theater.
Pricing: Matinee showings are $3 for all ages.