Shepherd of the Hills Youth Group will be hosting a penny party on Sunday, May 4. Doors open at 1, and the party starts at 2 p.m. Come out and support the youth as they begin preparations for their trip to Detroit, MI for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Youth Gathering in July 2015.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Egypt Memorial Park Festival Third Annual Curt Simmons Day May 31.
The day begins 10 a.m. with a parade down Main Street in Egypt, then three bands will perform live music until 10 p.m. at the park.
Boy Scout Troop 79, based out of St. John the Baptist Church, Stiles, is currently holding their annual Easter Flower Sale at Ruffenach Hall on the church grounds located at Ruch and Chestnut streets.
The sale goes until this Saturday.
The Scouts always have a healthy and beautiful selection of fragrant flowers available to help make someone's Easter brighter.
Support the Scouts and have a Happy Easter.
Spring weather has finally arrived.
The Whitehall Township great cleanup day will be held 8 a.m. April 26.
Volunteers or groups can meet at the front door of the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road, for locations and supplies.
If you would like to participate, call 610-437-5524 extension 100 or 165.
On Friday, May 2, St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, will hold a Longaberger basket bingo.
Doors open 6 p.m. and games begin 7 p.m.
There will be 20 games, specials, Chinese auction, 50/50, chance, door prizes and the kitchen will be open.
Here comes Peter Cottontail.
The Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association will hold its annual Easter egg hunt for the children of the Hokendauqua area 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Hokendauqua Park baseball field complex.
The rain date is Saturday, April 19.
Enter the baseball field complex on Lehigh Street, just under the Ironton Rail-Trail bridge that passes over Lehigh Street. Park in the lot next to the storage building or the pavilion building or along the creek.
Egypt Community Church, 4129 South Church St., will be hosting a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The cost of the meal will include beverages and dessert. There is a discount for seniors (60+). Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout orders will also be available. Proceeds from this fundraising dinner will benefit the church's many missions. Call 610-262-4961 for information and ticket costs.
St. Elizabeth Child Care Center, 435 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall, will host a vendor and craft show with a raffle this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be a great selection of gifts for Mother's Day including quilts, jewelry, flower arrangements, Avon, Thirty-One, Scentsy and Tupperware items.
Food and drinks will also be available.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact Maria at 610-266-1322.
St. Elizabeth's will also hold their all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, April 13, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the parish hall.
The following events are planned for upcoming dates by the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.
· Wednesday, April 9– 7:30 a.m., Lehigh Valley Steel Authority/SEWN Manufacturing Breakfast, Best Western, Rt. 512, Bethlehem
· Thursday, April 10– 11:45 a.m., membership luncheon: A special interactive luncheon by the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Fellowship Community
· Friday, April 11– 10 a.m., Ambassador Committee Meeting, WACC office
· Wednesday, April 16– noon, Business Forum: "The What-Ifs of Taxes," presented by Attorney Scott Bartkus and Robert Blizard, CPA, WACC office
On Saturday, April 12, Whitehall Zephyr Football Team will host their Third Annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Fullerton Memorial Playground, located at 901 Jefferson St., Whitehall.
There are two seatings for dinner. The first seating will take place 4:30-6 p.m. The second seating will occur 6:30-8 p.m.
The menu includes: spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, salad, rolls, beverages, coffee and fresh baked desserts. As a special treat, your dinner will be served by the Whitehall Zephyr Football Team!
St. Stephen's Food Bank, 3900 Mechanicsville Road, which supplies food to people in Whitehall Township, is in need of your food donations, especially as they are getting ready to prepare food baskets for Easter distributions. Donations can be dropped off any day at the church's office.
Indoor and outdoor spaces are still available for crafters at the May 3 Craft and Quilt Show and Sale at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. The hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 610-262-7772.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church's youth group is selling nut rolls and shoofly pies. The nut rolls are from Country Cottage and come with nut, lekvar, poppy, seedless raspberry and apricot fillings. Orders must be received by March 30 and will be delivered on Tuesday, April 8.
The shoofly pies come from Wixon bakery. They are a normal 9-inch pie. The pies must be ordered by April 6 and will be delivered on Tuesday, April 15. To order, call the church office at 610-262-1600 or Lisa at 610-262-4053.