Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Whitehall Township Public Library column

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Columns

Library gearing up for auction

The Whitehall Township Public Library is having a Basket Silent Auction Fall Fundraiser this week and it will end at noon on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Bidding will run through noon Saturday, Sept. 27. The winner need not be present to win but must pay in cash or by check by Saturday, Oct. 4, to claim the basket or the prize reverts to the next highest bidder.

Patrons can register at the front desk and receive a bid number and a copy of the rules. Patron must be 18 years or older to participate.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by STACEY KOCH Special to The Press in Columns

Hokey fall festival under way

The Hokendauqua Fall Festival began yesterday and continues through Saturday, Sept. 27.

Some of the activities scheduled include live music by "Dirty on Sunday" 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, a motorcycle ride and show Saturday, Sept. 27, and free activities for kids each day.

For more information and ticket pricing, contact Cheryl at 610-217-3319.


Egypt column

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Church to host basket party

Over 300 prizes will be offered at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Gigantic Basket Party. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the church, 410 S. Church St., Whitehall. Winning tickets will be drawn 2 p.m. Sept. 28.

The kitchen will be serving homemade foods and baked goods. Tickets for bidding on the prizes are available at the door. Bidders do not have to be present at the drawing.


Stiles column

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Silent auction at township library Sept. 24

The Whitehall Township Public Library will be holding a silent auction from Wednesday, Sept. 24 until noon Saturday, Sept. 27.

Items to bid on will include themed baskets and autographed books.

Stop by and support the library and you may be the lucky bidder to take home an item.


The Whitehall High School Zephyr Varsity Football Team will host the Liberty High School Hurricanes tomorrow, with kick off slated for 7 p.m.

Come out to the game and support the Zephyrs by cheering them on to victory!


Autumn arrives 10:29 p.m. Sept. 22.

Fullerton column

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St John's to bless the pets

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 835 Third St., will be sponsoring a special worship service, blessing of the pets.

You are invited to bring your pet (s) to Fritze Hall Saturday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m.

Any pets on leashes or in carriers or cages will be blessed.

Served will be people snacks as well as snacks for dogs and cats. There will also be a photo session if you would like a photo of your pet or one of you with your pet. The photo will be sent to you via email and will be posted on St. John's Facebook page if allowed.

Egypt column

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Step dance team forming

The Egypt Memorial Park will be holding sign-ups 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the park, for the newly formed Egypt Venom Step Dance Team. Check out the website at egyptpark.org for more details about this exciting youth program.

Also, the Egypt Park is now equipped for winter rentals in the heated indoor pavilion.

The park and youth organization invites residents to view their updated, mobile website on a smartphone for all Egypt Park events and information at egyptpark.org.


Whitehall Townshiup Public Library column

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall library gearing up for fall

Hello, my name is Patty Vahey and I am the director at the Whitehall Township Public Library.

I have met a lot of people since starting my job at WTPL a year ago. I will be keeping you informed about library activities and offerings through this regular column in the Whitehall-Coplay Press.

A total of 500,000 pages were read during our very busy but fun Summer Reading Program. Now it's time for fall fun.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by STACEY KOCH Special to The Press in Columns

Faith church to host Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers is returning to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church every Tuesday evening.

Weigh-ins are at 5:15 p.m. and meetings are from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the gathering place.

Contact the church office for more information at 610-435-0451.


Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Vera Bradley and Thirty-One bingo Friday, Sept. 19.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with the event starting at 7 p.m.

Contact the church office at 610-435-0451 for advance and at-the-door ticket prices.


Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce column

Thursday, September 4, 2014 by The Press in Columns

Speaker discusses business in the Lehigh Valley

Becky Bradley, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, addressed a crowd of more than 50 business people at the WACC August luncheon at Fellowship Community's new Zentz Center.

She shared a wide variety of valuable and encouraging information for businesses in the Whitehall area. The population of the Lehigh Valley has been growing by 1 percent each year for more than 30 years and one in four people is going to be older than 60 in the next five years.

Stiles column

Thursday, September 4, 2014 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Pizza kits are coming

The Stiles Playground Association is currently conducting a fundraiser selling Charlie K's Pizza Kits.

We are so lucky to have a beautiful playground with basketball and tennis courts in our community. Your support in fundraisers helps the association maintain the playground. Plus, this is a great way to be ready for a quick dinner for the family.

If you are interested in ordering a pizza kit, call Marie at 610-261-4679 by Sept. 17.

The pickup day for the pizzas is Saturday, Sept. 27, at noon at the Stiles playground. Thank you for your support.