Although it may feel like summer just ended, today we celebrate Thanksgiving.
Enjoy time spent with family and friends.
Take time to relax and enjoy your dinner and watch some great football action. Maybe you can catch a holiday movie on television, too?
However you spend Thanksgiving, have a great day.
Black Friday is tomorrow Friday, Nov. 29.
For those eager shoppers who will head out Friday morning, or even Thursday evening, be sure to make a plan and have a list ready.
The Cementon Youth Basketball team is hosting a Breakfast with Santa 8-11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Cementon playground building to help kick off interest in the new basketball program.
Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. Children can make a holiday ornament, write a letter to St. Nick and give it to him personally. Included in the ticket price is a 4x6 print of a photo of each child with Santa.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and School will host a Family Karaoke Night tomorrow, Nov. 15.
The fun-filled family night is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. in the parish hall of the church at 3900 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.
Special guest deejay Rockin' Rich will provide entertainment.
Adults and children may bring their own beverage, along with finger food to share with the group.
There is no charge to attend this event.
With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, remember those community members struggling daily.
The American Legion Post 367 will hold a potato filling sale for Thanksgiving at the post home, 609 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall.
The deadline to place orders is Nov. 18. Pick up will be 2-6 p.m. Nov. 25-26.
Baked goods also will be available for sale.
For more information, call Jean at 610-264-0976 or Dottie at 610-437-1967.
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce scheduled the following events for November and early December:
Wednesday, Nov. 13 – noon, lunch and learn, "Tax Diversify Your Retirement Plan," presented by R.J. Whitelock, NY Life. Lunch provided by Buca di Beppo! at the chamber office.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 – 5-7 p.m., Sweet and Savory ribbon cutting at 603 Fifth St., corner of Fifth and Pershing Boulevard.
Thursday, Nov. 14 – 11:45 a.m., membership luncheon, "State Tax Credits That Promote Choice and Quality in Education" at Fellowship Community.
The Cementon Athletic Playground Association (CAPA) invites the public to its regular monthly meeting, which will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the rental building at the playground.
The organization has a specific agenda that is covered at every meeting. Quite a few new ideas are currently being discussed and planned, including a breakfast with Santa, a new December fundraiser for the basketball program and a Hit-A-Thon, a new fundraiser in April for the baseball program. Attend this meeting to share your thoughts and ideas
CAPA meets every third Monday of the month.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold its fall craft fair and quilt sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
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.
Fullerton Playground, 901 Jefferson St., Whitehall, will hold a children's toy bingo Sunday, Nov. 10.
Doors open at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. to benefit the Fullerton baseball and softball programs.
For pricing and any other questions, contact Melissa at 610-737-7619.
Fullerton American Legion Post Unit 367 will hold a potato filling sale at the post home, Fullerton Avenue and Wood Street, for Thanksgiving.
The deadline for orders is Nov. 18.
Pick-up dates and times are 2-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, and Tuesday Nov. 26 at the post home.
Believe it or not, Daylight-saving time is coming to an end. This Saturday, Nov. 2, we turn our clocks back one hour before going to bed.
Be safe when walking or jogging after dinner in the evening since night will fall upon us earlier. Also, make sure you are visible to drivers by wearing light or reflective clothing.
Try to keep warm on those chilly autumn nights.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Although this is not a presidential election year, your vote is still very important.
Remember to do your civic duty and get out and vote.
Mark your calendar for the Laurel Fire Company's annual meat raffle 2-6 p.m. Nov. 10.
The organizers will be giving away 20 turkeys, with additional raffles throughout the day. The purchase of a ticket includes refreshments and one meal. For ticket cost or other information, call Jake at 610-657-7986 or the bar at 610-262-2077.
The fire company would like to thank the volunteers, sponsors, vendors and bands who helped make the sixth annual block party in August a success.