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Bulletin board: Railroad, park to be topic of western Berks lecture

The Lebanon Valley Railroad and Heritage Park will be the topic of the Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society membership meeting on Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in the meeting room of the society, 116 N. Front St., Womelsdorf.

The presenter is Paul Miller, who has done much research on Sinking Spring, Spring Township, South Mountain/Wernersville Resort areas and Blue Marsh. This slide presentation will take the audience on a historical ride beginning at the Reading Outer Station, traveling along the Lebanon Valley line of the P&RR and into Lancaster County on the Reading & Columbia RR.

Parking is in the rear of the building. For more information see TSHS Facebook page.

African Day

An African Day Celebration will be held Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. at Jim Dietrich Park, 4899 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Road, Muhlenberg Township. It will include food, music and other entertainment honoring African culture.

Kiwanis honorees

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Reading-Berks County presented youth awards to the following:

Key Clubber of the Year, Noemia Iordanescu, Gov. Mifflin High School; and Jordan Nihart, Conrad Weiser. Key Club scholarships ($500), Maritza Wiggins, Conrad Weiser; Zachary Weinstein, Gov. Mifflin; and Ellyssa Elliot, Reading.

Bookbag giveaway

First Century Worship Center, 234 S. 11th St., will be holding a back to school bookbag giveaway on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. First come, first served. Children must be accompanied by an adult to receive a bookbag. There will be food, games, music and more.

Fleetwood history

Fleetwood will host Relive History Day Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in the community center building, 110 W. Arch St., as part of the borough’s ongoing Sesquicentennial Celebration. There are walking tours and other activities planned.

There will be a display of portrait and fraktur artwork done exclusively for the Sesquicentennial by Ruth A. Williams, a nationally renowned local folk artist and descendant of generations of early families who called Fleetwood home. Bill Strause, another area resident, has completed small murals for the event.

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Source: Berkshire mont

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