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Hokendauqua column

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by MICHAEL J. BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

HPPA to hold tree dedication July 9

The Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will hold a tree dedication 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the park.

The ceremony will honor several people who were instrumental in 1958 in acquiring seven acres of land for the park.

A plaque will honor Joe Humenik, Ed Hartman, Clare Alesick, Dick Bowman, Althea Geiger, Flora Geissinger, Henry Gerhard and Mary Kalamar.


The First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 Front St., will be transformed into Athens July 8-12 for vacation Bible School.

Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce column

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Columns

July WACC events scheduled

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce has the following events scheduled for July:

Wednesday, July 10 – 7:30 a.m., board of directors meeting.

Friday, July 12 – 11:45 a.m., membership luncheon honoring Adam Keyes.

Tuesday, July 16 – noon, WOW: Women of Whitehall luncheon: "Networking: How Purposeful Are You?" presented by Elizabeth Martell, Assurance First Land Abstract Company. This is an interactive luncheon with speed networking at each table.

Monday, July 22 – 5-7 p.m., The Poletalian Deli Grand Opening Mixer, 18 W. Race St., Catasauqua.

Stiles column

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

See Coplay's fireworks next week

Summer is finally here!

Have fun enjoying the warm outdoors and additional hours of daylight. Lots of activity can be seen around the community with walkers and bikers, especially on the Ironton Rail Trail.

Enjoy the summer.


Unbelievably, next week is already the Fourth of July.

Stiles residents may want to take a walk or short drive to see the Borough of Coplay's fireworks display on Wednesday, July 3, just after sundown.

You may be able to catch glimpses of the fabulous fireworks from your front or back porch.

Fullerton column

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Legion auxiliary officers elected

The Fullerton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 367 held elections of new officers for 2013-14 at their June 11 meeting.

The following individuals were elected: Phyllis Dickert, president; Josette Holland, senior vice president; Kim Decker, junior vice president; Dottie Hofelich, secretary; Jean Ebert; treasurer; Marion Kulhamer, historian; Shiryl Decker; chaplain; Claire Knecht, senior sergeant at arms; and Rita Kline, junior sergeant of arms.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

HPPA awards scholarships

The 2013 Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association's Bob Warke/Dale Horn Memorial Scholarships were recently awarded to Kelly Erie, Connor Bydlon and Matthew Bonshak.

Annually, two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to a male and female HPPA sports participant and high school graduate who plans to continue their education at a university, college or trade school.

Criteria for scholarship selection include high school academic performance, extracurricular activities and community service.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by MIKE BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Area churches schedule Vacation Bible schools

Area churches have scheduled vacation Bible school. Her are a few in our area, listed chronologically:

· St. John's United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road – 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays (June 25 and July 2, 9 and 16). "Roadtrip to God" will include lessons, crafts and games. Free and open to any child 3 years through fifth grade. For more information, call 610-821-8725 or email sjuccmickleys@ enter.net.

Egypt column

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Cement Belt Fair opens Monday

The Laurel Fire Company and Cementon Park are gearing up for the 65th annual Cement Belt Fair 6-11 p.m. June 24-29.

In addition to rides, food and live music, IronPigs mascot Ferrous will visit Monday. A glow-in-the-dark Zumba-thon is set for 8-9:30 p.m. Monday. Kids' night is Tuesday and will feature a petting zoo and a magician. A reptile show takes place Tuesday and Thursday. Circus acts are set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Fireworks will be Saturday at 10:30 p.m.

For advance ride tickets, call Jake at 610-657-7986 or 610-262-2077.


Stiles column

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Football team to wash cars

The Whitehall Zephyr football team will hold a car wash fundraiser 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Carsmetics Expert Accident Repair, 2514 MacArthur Road.

Stop by and help the football team by enjoying some food, fun and a clean car.


Most school sessions are finished for summer.

As you leave for work in the morning and arrive home in the afternoon, remember to be extra cautious because children will be out and about playing, walking and biking in our neighborhoods.

Students, have a fun and safe summer!


Fullerton column

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's to host VBS

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton, will be holding vacation Bible school 5:45-8 p.m. July 8-12.

This year's theme is "God's Backyard Bible Camp."

For more information and to register, call the church office at 610-264-8421.


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