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Macungie News
All you can eat breakfast at the Macungie, V.F.W., 287 Lehigh Street, Macungie, on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon). The cost is $7.00 per person. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact the Macungie Police Department at (610) 966-2222 or view the event flyer.

The Friends of the Macungie Institute are sponsoring Bingo on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at Macungie Memorial Park, lower level, Route 100 and North Poplar Street, Macungie. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and games begin at 1:00 p.m. There will be a gift basket raffle, cash prizes and light lunch for purchase. All are welcome to come out and join the fun.

Tickets are $20.00 per person for 20 games of bingo. Proceeds benefit the Macungie Institute.

For more information, call (610) 966-2775 or view the event flyer.

U.S. Census Bureau Address Canvassers will be in your neighborhoods. This operation is one of several activities the Census Bureau conducts for an accurate list of addresses.

Census employees will have badges, along with black and white bags with a Census logo. They will knock on doors and ask a few simple questions to verify the address and any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion on the 2020 Census. Employees will introduce themselves as a Census Bureau employee, show their official government ID and explain the purpose of their visit. Residents may ask for a picture ID from another source to confirm their identity.

More information about the 2020 Census and/or Address Canvassers can be found in their article or brochure.

If you have any questions about the Address Canvassers, please contact the Philadelphia Region at (267) 780-2600 or Philadelphia.rcc.partnership@2020census.gov.

The Friends of the Macungie Institute will be leaving on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 on an all-inclusive bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre to see the production “Queen Esther.” Tickets are $110.00 per person, which includes a lunch buffet at The Inn of Leola.

For more information, contact Bob Young at (610) 967-1219 or view the event flyer.

Macungie Memorial Park will be having their annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Come join the fun! There will be a parade, Duck Race and contests and events for children of all ages. For more information, see their event flyer, or contact the park at (610) 966-4289 or send an email to hornerd2@gmail.com.

The Friends of the Macungie Institute presents “Holiday Tea” on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The FIRST seating is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the SECOND seating is 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main Street, Macungie. Tickets are $25.00 per person and go on sale July 15, 2020.

For more information, contact Jane Leeser at (610) 966-2775 or view the event flyer.

The Borough of Macungie is pleased to announce we have recently been awarded the following grants:

• $32,197 from the Local Share Account (LSA) Grant Program for the purchase and installation of a pedestrian bridge on Cotton Street over Mountain Creek.
• $750,000 from the Multimodal Transportation Fund through the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the Main Street Streetscape Phase 3 to install decorative street lights, street trees and brick pavers on Main Street, from Pine Street to Lea Street.
• $542,288 from the PennDOT TA Set-Aside Program for the Main Street Streetscape Phase 2 to install decorative street lights, street trees and brick pavers on Main Street, from Race Street to Pine Street.
• $95,000 from the PA Small Water and Sewer Grant Program for Public Water System Improvement Projects to purchase and install an emergency generator at Well #2.
• $8,000 from the Project Lifesaver Grant Program for the purchase of personalized radio transmitting equipment and training of emergency response organizations and police departments in Lehigh County to search for and locate missing persons with special needs.

The Borough Manager is always searching for alternative funding sources, such as grants, for projects.


Macungie Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers to be part of their team.

Click HERE to view pamphlet for more information and how to volunteer in the Fire Department.

Nixle is a notification system to keep you up to date with relevant information about the Borough, such as when snow emergencies are called.

Click HERE to sign up. Don't forget to sign up for the Borough Notification System (SWIFT911).

To view the monthly police report, click HERE

Welcome To Macungie Borough

Macungie is a Lenape Indian phrase signifying "The feeding place of the Bears" or, as it was translated by the early Pennsylvania German immigrants, "Baere Schwamm" (fertile meadow of the bears). The Macungie region was first settled by Pennsylvania German immigrants around the year 1735. The village of Millerstown, now the Borough of Macungie, was established in 1776 by Peter Miller of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, when he purchased 150 acres of land along a King's Highway in what was then a portion of Northampton County.

On November 15, 1857, the village of Millerstown was incorporated as a borough. In 1875, the borough was renamed Macungie. Macungie (pronounced ma-CUN-gee) is the second oldest borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The Borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile.

Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries.

Macungie Circa 1893
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