The community food bank, operated by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association in the basement of borough hall, will be open 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 10. Among the more immediate needs, food pantry volunteers say they need donations of rice, fruit cups, potatoes, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly.
Coplay Sports Inc. will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Sixth Street field house. The public is invited.
The upcoming youth basketball and cheerleading programs will be on the agenda.
In this third column, Mr. Larry Oberly and this writer are over at the old Essroc Cement office, now Lehigh Hanson. Essroc was formerly Coplay Cement, so we were given permission to search for some old Coplay history.
There are records for the early Coplay Cement Company, which was founded in 1866. Many are handwritten. We found many interesting flashbacks to the company’s past. Among the photographs we found were many projects in New York City, Maryland, New Jersey and other East Coast cities that used Coplay Cement.
Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will hold a final girls and boys basketball registration for the 2017-18 season 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 6, at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St.
Online registration will also continue until Oct. 6. Visit hokeypark.org.
For more information, email Martin Donohue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our fall book/bake sale is finally here! Join us 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6-7 for great bargains and delicious treats.
We have many books in need of a good home, and our team of local bakers has promised a wide variety of goodies that enchant you!
Reminder: Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26. All ages are welcome, and there is no preregistration required.
Egypt Fire Company is hosting its first all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner of the season 5-8 p.m. Oct. 6. The dinner will be held at the fire company social hall, 4099 Kuhn Lane.
The dinners will be held on the first Friday of each month through March 2018.
Egypt Community Church will host an all-you-can-eat ham dinner Oct. 14. The public is invited to the dinner, which will be served 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the church, 4129 S. Church St.
Tickets will be available at the door. Take-out meals will also be available.
• Free community lunch, 11 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua
• Mini and junior youth groups (K-5) meeting and dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. The event will continue the first Tuesday of each month until April 2018.
• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive. Information: 610-759-1652
• Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua
The library board and staff would like to thank all of the patrons who responded to our fundraiser letter and made a donation. You can see a copy of it in the most recent edition of the Whitehall Township newsletter, read it on our website or pick up a copy at the front desk of the library.
It is not too late to donate. Once a year, we do a fundraiser letter to help us with the children and adult programs we do at the library. Donations can be made via check, PayPal or credit card while in the library.
St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.
Country-western singer Donna Parsons will entertain.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Oct. 11 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open noon.
Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.
Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.
October is only a few days away — that means Halloween, football, raking leaves and pumpkin-flavored treats!
The month of October also means every Friday and Saturday, Whitehall Township Bureau of Fire will be holding its haunted hayrides at Whitehall Parkway 7-11 p.m. The Parkway’s address is 4689 S. Church St., Whitehall.
Tickets are sold at the Parkway on the day of the ride.
Get into the spooky spirit of the fall season with a scary trip through the Parkway and support the fire department!
There are a couple of major community-based fund drives, which are held annually, that are currently taking place — to benefit Coplay Lions Club and Coplay Fire Department. Both groups are seeking donations from residents and businesses.