Hello, Hokendauqua! My name is Stacey Koch, and I am the new Hokendauqua. columnist.
I have been writing for the Whitehall-Coplay Press and Northampton Press since October 2013 and love every moment of it. In September of last year, I married the love of my life, Joe Borda. My husband and I live in Northampton with our Jack Russel, Eve.
I am overjoyed to have this new opportunity to expand my professional writing, and I look forward to bringing you Hokendauqua's upcoming news and events.
Fullerton Memorial Playground, 901 Jefferson St., Whitehall, is having sign-ups for the 2014 baseball and softball fall season Saturdays, Aug. 2 and 9, from 2-5 p.m.
The association will be fielding teams for girls ages 5 to 15 (cannot have turned 15 before Jan. 1) and boys ages 7 to 8.
For more information contact Fred Romano at romanoreddevil09@aol. com.
Ladies, are you looking to learn more about the fabulous game of football? If so, you are in luck.
The Second Annual Whitehall Zephyr Football Moms Clinic will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Zephyr Football Stadium.
Coach Gilbert and his staff invite all moms, aunts, grandmothers and sisters to come and learn more about the game. This is your opportunity to meet the coaches and other moms and relatives of the football players and also learn a lot about the Whitehall Zephyr Football program.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church is holding its annual outdoor worship service and church picnic at Egypt Memorial Park July 27. The day begins with an outdoor worship service at 10:15 a.m., which will be followed by a congregational picnic. Participants should bring lawn chairs, a covered dish, cold drinks and table settings. The church will provide hot dogs and coffee. Friends, relatives and neighbors of church members are welcome.
Week two started up at Camp Cementon after the long holiday weekend came to an end. This week our theme was animals.
Many of our campers dressed up in animal prints throughout the week and on Friday they went all out and dressed like their favorite animals.
Bryce M. rocked an awesome dinosaur mask and Nathan sneaked in with his sly fox ears and tail. We played many animal themed games as well, such as hungry, hungry giants and ant tag.
This week at Camp Jefferson the theme was the 70s.
All the kids and counselors alike had a great time this week playing games in the park and swimming at the Jefferson pool. Four-square as always is the game of choice for the kids but this week we also played handball, manhunt, dodge ball, knockout and basketball at the Jefferson Street basketball courts.
On Wednesday we did our craft which was tie dying shirts in honor of 70s week. Since our field trip was on Friday this week the kids all wore their tie dye on Thursday and to say the least it was very colorful.
The Whitehall Zephyr Football Club will hold its second annual yard sale Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. until noon.
The event is held in the Whitehall High School parking lot.
If you are working on reorganizing your closets, basement or attic, this may be just the event for you.
There are two ways to participate in the sale. First, you can call the football club and they will pick up your belongings, set it up and sell it. The football club keeps the profits.
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.
The Egypt Memorial Park will be hosting its annual community yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12.
Contact Nicole at 484-951-6911 for details or to reserve a spot inside the park building or outside.
Check out the Egypt Memorial Park website at egyptpark.org for more information about the organization's programs and events.
At Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, vacation Bible school will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 14-18. The theme this year is "Weird Animals," a habitat filled with Bible-learning experiences.
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce has the following events scheduled:
Thursday, July 10 – 11:45 a.m., Membership luncheon: "Throwback Thursday" networking luncheon at Fellowship Community.
Tuesday, July 15 – noon, WOW luncheon: "Threat Assessment and Management" presented by Dr. Diana Sorrentino, Lehigh Valley Paladin, at Morgan's Restaurant.
Friday, July 18 – noon, Lunch and Learn: "How to Live A Healthy First 100 Years" presented by Dr. Roy, North Whitehall Chiropractic, at the chamber office
Thursday, July 24 – 7-9 p.m., Tri-chamber IronPigs game