The youth group at Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ will be participating in the Whitehall Relay for Life June 20-21. At the relay, held at the Whitehall High School stadium, the group will host a Chinese auction fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.
On May 3, the Bethany Spirit Riders drove around the Lehigh Valley, including the Borough of Catasauqua, delivering support materials to families who currently have soldiers deployed overseas.
Many of the group are veterans themselves. The organization is a faith-based motorcycle club that regularly takes group trips to great locations like Gettysburg.
The families will be given a blue star for their windows, letting others in the community know they have a family member serving overseas.
A few Coplay residents last week were curious about the crane towering high in the sky over the Coplay Municipal Building for most of the week.
Some thought the huge old heating furnace was being removed and a new one installed or a roof being replaced. Rather, the cell tower, attached to the Washington Building chimney, was being upgraded.
Vehicle traffic has become a challenge in the borough.
St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, announces Vacation Bible School to be held July 7-11.
This year's theme is "Jungle Safari" and the program runs from 5:45-8 p.m.
Children pre-kindergarten through sixth grade and adults may participate.
To register or for more information, call 610-264-8421.
The Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on the third Sunday of each month from May through September and, possibly, October.
The station, located on West 21st Street, will be open on May 18, 1-4 p.m.
The station is a museum housing artifacts from the Northampton area. There are several permanent displays and some different displays each year. This year's main exhibit is the J.J. Kleppinger Meat Market.
· Duplicate bridge open game – 7 p.m., Brith Shalom, 1190 W. Macada Road, Bethlehem. Information: 610-866-8009.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Duplicate bridge – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Governor Wolf Historical Society Country Garden Fair – 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath.
The Keystone-Miller Bloodmobile will be at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 11. To make an appointment to donate blood, call Judy at 610-767-5061.
The Egypt Memorial Park is having a car wash at the playground 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Come on down and support our baseball and softball program. Donations will be accepted to have your car, van or truck made to sparkle. Our snack stand will be open all day and you can take in one of our baseball games starting at 1 p.m. As always, check out the park's website at www.egyptpark.org
Coming events at the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce:
· Tuesday, May 6 – 4-7 p.m. Mother's Day CASH MOB, WACC office, free gift wrapping and refreshments, vendors: Artists at Heart; Sweet & Savory Gourmet Gift Shop; Bob's Flower Shop
·Thursday, May 8 – 11:45 a.m., Membership Luncheon, Fellowship Community: "The Future of Community Health," presented by Larry Wiersch, CEO Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, under the ministries of Pastor Becky Beckwith, is currently preparing and organizing their second annual community celebration on June 8.
The community will be invited to the free event with lots of family fun being planned.
This year's theme will be "Hometown Heroes," and this year's event will benefit homeless shelters and soup kitchens.
Any donations and offerings for the day will benefit that mission.
The committee is currently looking for donations to support the event.