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.
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.
The Fullerton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will hold its next meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Post Home, Fullerton Avenue and Wood Street.
Installation of officers for 2014-15 will take place. Installing officers will be Frances Keener, past state department president.
Phyllis Dickert will be installed as president for a second term.
West Catasauqua Fire Hall will be hosting its second annual block party featuring Social Call, Saturday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 7 p.m.
Enjoy food, soda and beer, games, a Chinese auction and great music.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will host Girl Scouts open house and registration Monday, Sept. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
For more information, contact Stacy Zellner at 610-443-0217.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Vera Bradley and Thirty-One bingo Sept. 19.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with the event beginning at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact the church office at 610-435-0451.
A women's retreat at Bear Creek Camp will take place Oct. 3-5 through Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Girl Scout Troop 6942 will be having a car wash this Saturday at the West Catasauqua Fire Department, Whitehall, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy a hot dog, snacks and drinks for sale while you are waiting for your vehicle to be washed.
For more information, call Sue at 610-264-8951.
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St. John the Baptist Church, Stiles, will be holding its annual church picnic, Sunday, Aug. 31, from noon-9 p.m.
The picnic is held on the church grounds located at Ruch and Chestnut streets.
Stop by for delicious food, entertainment and games.
Bring your lawn chairs and stay awhile.
The Great Allentown Fair will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26, through Monday, Sept. 1.
This is always a fun celebration at the end of summer.
Enjoy some delicious fair food, ride the rides, enjoy the entertainment and play some games.
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the schedule of events for August and September.
Thursday, Aug. 14 – 11:45 a.m., Membership luncheon: "The Future of the Lehigh Valley" presented by Becky Bradley, executive director, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.
Friday, Aug. 15 – noon, Lunch and learn: "What Is a Public Adjuster and When Do You Need To Call One?" presented by Metro Public Adjustment Inc., at the WACC office.
There are still two more days for children ages 3 through fifth grade to attend Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church's Weird Animals vacation Bible school: Thursday Aug. 14 and Friday, Aug. 15, from 6:15- 8:15 p.m.
The event is free, and parents can register their child by calling the church at 610-434-8661 or going online at www.lehighbible.com.
Weird Animals is a high-energy, faith-building event that shows kids Jesus' unconditional love.
The Egypt Community Church is hosting a Fall Holiday Shop vendor fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.
The church is located at 4129 S. Church St., Whitehall.
The Miller-Keystone Memorial Bloodmobile will be on the premises for those that want to donate blood. Call Sharon Shaver at 610-837-4229 for information.
The Laurel Fire Company Block Party is set for 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Vendors, games, food and entertainment will be fun for the whole family at this annual event.
Fullerton Fire Co., 851 N. Second St., Whitehall, will hold an end-of-summer luau Saturday, Aug. 9.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Music is by Steel Creek from 7 to 10 pm.
The event is sponsored by the ladies auxiliary. Call Denise at 610-295-2027 for tickets and more information.
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