Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary celebration April 6 gets underway as borough officials and area dignitaries travel by horse and carriage to the time capsule site at the veterans memorial on Chestnut Street.PRESS PHOTOS BY TINAMARIE MARTIN
Borough officials Louis Bodish, David Royer, Steve Burker, Mark Molitoris, Charles Sodl, Janet Eisenhauer, Carl Luckenbach and Mayor Dean Molitoris, public works Supervisor Paul Boyle, state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman gather for the anniversary gala at the American Club of Coplay pavilion.
Molitoris and Bodish break ground to unearth the time capsule.
The back of the carriage is decorated for the anniversary of the borough.
Emma Hacker celebrates her status as a guest of honor at the gala. The oldest living Coplay resident, at 97, she is seated with Monsignor John Martin, of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, and her brother Gary Hacker.
Time to celebrate!
Coplay’s 150th anniversary gets underway
Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary committee hosted a full house April 6 during the kickoff to a yearlong celebration.
A gala, held at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, capped the daylong event that also included a carriage ride for borough and area dignitaries and the opening of a time capsule buried at the veterans memorial on Chestnut Street.
The American Club event featured speeches by Coplay officials and special guest Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. Entertainment was provided by A Few Good Men.
Next up in the 150th anniversary celebration lineup is a performance by The Chas Band May 8 at Community Plaza. Additional details will follow.