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Northampton: Mayor proclaims School Choice Week

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Jan. 26-Feb. 1 as Northampton School Choice Week in the borough.

School Choice Week is celebrated across the country to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options, Reenock said.

“Northampton is home to a variety of high-quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in their homes,” he added.

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Northampton Area Food Bank will be holding a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Doors open noon. Bingo starts 2 p.m.

Prizes will be purses and gift cards from area stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The event includes a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826.

The snow date will be Feb. 9.

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AARP tax return assistance and preparation will take place at Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Those interested should visit the rec center 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 27 to set up a future appointment.

Volunteers will be at the rec center Mondays, Feb. 3-April 13, to assist with tax returns.

There is no guarantee walk-ins can be assisted.

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Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., holds bingo every Monday.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., and games begin 7 p.m.

The kitchen is open.

Proceeds benefit the Northampton Recreation Center.

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Email information to tklutter@ptd.net, and I’ll include it in an upcoming column.