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Egypt column

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by BY LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Bible school, Cementon fair add to summer family fun

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church's vacation Bible school will run 6-8:30 p.m. July 8-12.

This year's theme is Kingdom Rock, where kids stand strong for god.

For more information, email sothvacationbibleschool@hotmail.com or call Lisa at 610-262-4053. Register at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/soth.


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

Many great events are planned as part of thefestival.

In addition to rides and food, the IronPigs mascot Ferrous will visit Monday.

Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce column

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by The Press in Columns

Chamber to honor Adam Keys

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce will host a special event to honor local hero Adam Keys next month.

Keys, who lost several limbs in a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan, will be honored at the chamber's July membership luncheon, set for 11:45 a.m. Friday, July 12.

Members are asked to note that this event will take place on a Friday instead of the regular Thursday.

Other upcoming events include the following:

Wednesday, June 12 – 7:30 a.m., board of directors meeting at chamber conference room

Egypt column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Egypt festival to bring on the fun June 1

The Egypt Memorial Park will be having its annual festival on Saturday, June 1.

The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade down Main Street.

After that, the day continues with great food by Geaker's Tacos (including tacos, burgers, hot dogs, fries, pierogies, and more), children's games and music.

Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

Steel Creek Country Music Band will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ardvarks will perform 3-6 p.m. and Alias will perform 7-10 p.m.

Fullerton column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Angels Relay team tea set for June 1

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, will host the Angels Relay for Life Team Annual Tea at 2 p.m . Saturday, June 1.

Entertainment will be provided by Steve Myers.

For additional information, contact JoAnn Sutter at 610-231-0954.


My email address is lhahn775@verizon.net if there is any information you would like published in this column. My next column will be in The Press on May 30, so I would need any information no later than May 24. Wishing everyone a very happy Memorial Day weekend!

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Eight become members of Faith Lutheran

Along with other churches around the world, Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, celebrated the Day of Pentecost Sunday, May 19.

As a special part of this celebration, eight young people became members of the church through the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism: Confirmation.

These young people are Zachary J. Gilbert, Samantha A. Grim, Johnny S. Johnson, Jr., Abby M. Moyer, Tamara A. Peddigree, Lauren E. Peters, Jake T. Riegel and Calista C. Trotter.


Stiles column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 79 sale set for June 8

Boy Scout Troop 79 from St. John the Baptist, Stiles, will hold its annual community yard sale Saturday, June 8.

The sale will be held on the church grounds at Ruffenach Hall, located at Ruch and Chestnut streets, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Have you recently done your spring cleaning? Are you in the process of purging items from your home? This would be a great opportunity to sell those items at the yard sale. You can reserve a table for a fee.

Contact Robin at 610-440-1619 for more information.

Stop by on June 8 and browse the variety of goods waiting to be sold!

Egypt column

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Facials to be offered at luncheon May 13

A widows luncheon will be held at Egypt Community Church 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 13. Participants are invited to bring a bag lunch. Desserts and drinks will be provided.

A free facial will be offered by Mary Kay representatives to the first 12 who request one. If you would like to have a facial, call Sue Teideman at 484-547-3057 to register.

All are welcome to attend, whether or not you desire a facial.

It will be held in the fellowship hall of the church, located at 4129 S. Church St., Whitehall.


Stiles column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by BY MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

It's almost time to plant summer annuals

May is finally here!

Remember that even though temperatures are on the rise, it is still a little too early to plant annual flowers such as impatiens, petunias and begonias.

The rule of thumb is to wait until May 15 when the threat of frost is behind us.

Have fun enjoying the warmer weather and preparing your yard for pretty flowers.


With the milder weather comes creepy and crawly ticks.

Be sure to check yourself and your pets after spending time outdoors. Wearing light clothing will help to identify the critters, too.


Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Columns

Chamber to be busy in May

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events for May:

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 a.m. – Board of directors meeting in the chamber conference room. Network, problem solve and discuss business issues with fellow members.

Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 a.m. – Business forum: new time in the chamber conference room.

Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m. – 2013 WACC Annual Event: Raising The Bar at The Barristers' Club, 1114 W. Walnut St., Allentown. Awards presented for 2012 Business of the Year and 2012 Person of the Year.

Fullerton column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. E's seeks new students

St. Elizabeth's School, located on Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, Whitehall, is now accepting preschool registrations for the new school year.

The classes for 3-year-olds run on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and the classes for 4-year-olds will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 610-266-0450.


The Woman's Club of Whitehall Township will meet Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, MacArthur Road.