Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 18, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY TINAMARIE MARTINStephen Michael Burker, of Coplay, gets a scare Saturday during a Haunted Parkway hayride, a fundraiser hosted by the Whitehall Township Bureau of Fire. The annual event, which starts at the Whitehall Parkway, 4689 S. Church St., continues 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through October. PRESS PHOTOS BY TINAMARIE MARTINStephen Michael Burker, of Coplay, gets a scare Saturday during a Haunted Parkway hayride, a fundraiser hosted by the Whitehall Township Bureau of Fire. The annual event, which starts at the Whitehall Parkway, 4689 S. Church St., continues 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through October.
Albert and Jean Schantz, of Whitehall, are all smiles before the hayride begins, but frightful sights await them. Albert and Jean Schantz, of Whitehall, are all smiles before the hayride begins, but frightful sights await them.
Be on the lookout: A variety of ghouls, goblins, werewolves and not-so-funny clowns come out of the darkness from every direction. Be on the lookout: A variety of ghouls, goblins, werewolves and not-so-funny clowns come out of the darkness from every direction.
PRESS PHOTO BY TINAMARIE MARTINJoshua Knechel, of Walnutport, gets in the spirit of the spooky season, which the help of a masked madman wielding a chain saw on the Haunted Parkway hayride. PRESS PHOTO BY TINAMARIE MARTINJoshua Knechel, of Walnutport, gets in the spirit of the spooky season, which the help of a masked madman wielding a chain saw on the Haunted Parkway hayride.

Fun for all in the fall

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON sanderson@tnonline.com in Local News

Festivities begin this weekend

The fall season is upon us, and Whitehall Township and Coplay Borough are ready to celebrate the cooler weather and upcoming Halloween holiday.

Oct. 6 is a big day in Whitehall Township.

The township will host three fun-filled events — the annual parade, car show and fall festival.

Whitehall’s fall parade begins 10 a.m. This year, the parade will feature a Halloween theme and will be held rain or shine.

The parade will stage at the At Home shopping center, 2520 MacArthur Road. It will exit west down Schadt Avenue to Campus Drive and head into the Whitehall-Coplay School District campus.

All neighborhoods, businesses, groups and organizations are encouraged to enter floats and march in the parade. There will be prizes awarded and refreshments for participants.

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the eighth annual car show 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

This free, family-friendly event will be held in the parking lot of Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road.

In addition to the cars, there will be raffles, prizes and food. There is a registration fee if you want to showcase your car.

For sponsorship opportunities during this event, contact Jessica O’Donnell at jessicao@lehighvalleychamber.org or 610-573-4010.

The Whitehall Area Community Foundation will present the fall festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the grounds of Whitehall High School.

This rain-or-shine event will feature food vendors, crafts, school clubs, activities, music and more.

For more information on any of the Oct. 6 events, contact the Whitehall Township Recreation Department at 610-437-5524, ext. 160.

Make sure you come out and celebrate the fall season with your friends, neighbors and the rest of the township.

Coplay Borough is getting in the holiday spirit as well.

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s annual Halloween parade will be 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

If all goes according to plan, the parade will begin at Ninth and Chestnut streets and end at the Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

One potential problem is the present closure of Chestnut Street between Second and Third streets. Should the major stormwater inlets and piping not be completed, the parade route will have to be adjusted.

“Stay tuned,” say organizers.

Both Whitehall Township and Coplay Borough are holding trick or treat on the same night. Be sure to get all dressed up and head out for goodies 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26.