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
St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, is having its vacation Bible school, "Jungle Safari" Monday, July 7, to Friday, July 11, from 5:45-8 p.m.
This is for ages prekindergarten to sixth grade and also for adults. To register, call 610-264-8421.
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The Whitehall Zephyr Football Club is sponsoring a Zephyr Softball Tournament Saturday, July 26.
The tournament rules include 6-12 foot arc; United States Specialty Sports Association/National Softball Association bat rules; all games played with a 1-1 count and double elimination.
There will also be a home run derby.
The tournament is played at the Whitehall High School Fields and the Schadt Avenue Fields. If you have a team of players and you would like to register for the tourney, call 610-762-4125. There is an entry fee.
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.