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Hokendauqua column

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

HPPA awards scholarships

Bill Sabol, secretary for the Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association, has announced that the 2014 HPPA - Bob Warke/Dale Horn Memorial Scholarships were recently awarded to Cortney Vrabel and Ryan Bonshak.

These two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to male and female HPPA sports participants who have graduated from high school and will continue their education at a university, college or trade school.

Criteria for scholarship selection include high school academic performance, extracurricular activities and community service.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Operation Santa rescheduled for Sunday

Due to the snowstorm last weekend, the Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association (HPPA) had to postpone Operation Santa Claus.

Santa will now attempt his annual visit Sunday, Dec. 22, beginning at noon. The Hokendauqua Fire Company will escort Santa, so if you hear the sirens, feel free to come outside to greet him.

Let's hope we have great weather this weekend so Santa can make his rounds.

The HPPA would like to extend warm holiday greetings to everyone.

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Hokendauqua column

Thursday, December 5, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Baby baptized by grandfather

Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, recently celebrated the Holy Baptism of William Russell Geren, infant son of Brian and Katherine Geren.

William Russell was baptized by his grandfather, the Rev. James O'Connor, who is a retired U.S. Navy chaplain.

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The Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association (HPPA) will again sponsor Operation Santa Claus this holiday season.

Santa will begin his annual visit Sunday, Dec. 15, at noon. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 22.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Faith Lutheran to host craft fair

Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold its fall craft fair and quilt sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

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On Sunday, Nov. 10, from 7 a.m. to noon, the Hokendauqua American Legion, 739 American Legion Drive, is holding its annual breakfast, bake sale and blood drive.

The blood drive takes place 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot. Walk-ins are encouraged. Proper identification is required.

Proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to several veterans organizations in the area.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Faith Lutheran to bless pets Sunday

Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold its annual Blessing of Pets this Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at 2 p.m.

The pet blessings will take place in Parker Hall, in the lower level of the church.

The public is welcome to bring Fido or Tabby or other pets.

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The Whitehall Food Pantry, located at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on Mechanicsville Road, is continually in need of food donations, and will need more, especially as volunteers begin preparing to assemble Thanksgiving food baskets.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Basketball sign-ups ongoing

Hokendauqua Park & Playground (HPPA) boys and girls basketball registration will be held at the Hokendauqua American Legion, 3739 American Legion Drive, Whitehall, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26; Tuesday, Oct. 1; and Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Coaches and those interested in coaching are asked to attend the Oct. 8 meeting.

For questions about the boys program, contact Mark Mattison at mldjmattison@verizon.net and for questions about the girls program, contact Steve Nemeth at nemethhome1@verizon.net.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

HPPA holding sports sign-ups

The Hokendauqua Park & Playground will hold basketball registration for boys and girls at the Hokendauqua American Legion, 3739 American Legion Drive, Whitehall, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18; Thursday, Sept. 26; Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Coaches and those interested in coaching are asked to attend.

You may visit www.hokeypark.org for registration forms and for more information.

For questions about the boys' program, contact Mark Mattison at mldjmattison@verizon.net. For questions about the girls' program, contact Steve Nemeth at nemethhome1@verizon.net.

Hokendauqua Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Faith Lutheran Bible school is this week

Vacation Bible school is being held this week at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, with the theme of "Where God's World Comes Together."

There will be a closing program during the 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Everyone is invited to attend and listen to the children.

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There will be a special musical presentation also at Faith Lutheran Church Sunday, Aug. 18, as Michael Bodnyk offers a "Sermon in Song" during the 9 a.m. worship service.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

HPPA awards scholarships

The 2013 Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association's Bob Warke/Dale Horn Memorial Scholarships were recently awarded to Kelly Erie, Connor Bydlon and Matthew Bonshak.

Annually, two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to a male and female HPPA sports participant and high school graduate who plans to continue their education at a university, college or trade school.

Criteria for scholarship selection include high school academic performance, extracurricular activities and community service.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Eight become members of Faith Lutheran

Along with other churches around the world, Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, celebrated the Day of Pentecost Sunday, May 19.

As a special part of this celebration, eight young people became members of the church through the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism: Confirmation.

These young people are Zachary J. Gilbert, Samantha A. Grim, Johnny S. Johnson, Jr., Abby M. Moyer, Tamara A. Peddigree, Lauren E. Peters, Jake T. Riegel and Calista C. Trotter.

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