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Shea Singley is the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. She grew up in Berks County and spent three years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English before transferring to Kutztown University where she majored in Professional Writing. Shea graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 and during that time completed an internship in the publication department of a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in March of 2013 and had enjoyed getting the chance to explore the Hamburg area and meet the readers.
This past March marked two years that I have been the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. It’s hard to believe how much has changed between that first day and now. Prior to starting, I had very little knowledge of the Hamburg area. I may have lived in Berks County all my life, but anything past Kutztown was an unknown land.
Social groups and organizations
The Woman’s Club of Strausstown had its final meeting, which also happened to be during its 60th year, with a farewell luncheon in May that was attended by members, past and present, as well as quite a few husbands.
Tractor pulls, the smell of freshly made food, noises from animals mixing with the delighted sounds of children spinning on rides and plenty of entertainment filled the fairgrounds in Kempton for the 61st annual Kempton Country Fair. Even with the heat, attendees “harvested the fun” during the three nights of the fair from Thursday, June 11 to June 13.
On Friday, June 5, 154 young adults and soon to be graduates entered the packed gymnasium at Hamburg Area High School in rows of two dressed in red and white. The class of 2015 was ready to graduate and celebrate the past 12 years of being shaped into young men and women ready to take on the world.
This past weekend kicked off the celebration of the 250th anniversary of Shoemakersville with the 64th annual Children’s Fair and Parade held at Shoemakersville Park on Saturday, June 6.
The LGI room at Hamburg Area High School held a session for the United States Senate on Wednesday, May 27, during which three bills were discussed with one passing and being signed.