The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce scheduled the following events for December:
Tuesday, Dec. 10 – 5-7 p.m. Peaceable Kingdom "Furever Home" celebration, 1049 MacArthur Road.
Thursday, Dec. 12 – noon-1 p.m., Membership Christmas holiday luncheon at Fellowship Community. RSVP required.
Monday, Dec. 16 – 9:30-10:30 a.m., Buffalo Wild Wings grand opening, Grape Street.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 – 3:30-5:30 p.m., business forum, "Turning Leads Into Profits" panel discussion at the chamber office.
The Laurel Fire Company is sponsoring an Operation Santa Claus Dec. 21.
Cementon and North Coplay parents wishing to have Santa deliver a gift to their child that day should drop off the wrapped gifts at the fire company 4-11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, or 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, Dec. 20. The gift should be labeled with the child's name and address.
Santa will be riding on a fire truck to deliver gifts to children Dec. 21 and he will make an appearance at the fire company's members-only Kids' Christmas Party beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, recently celebrated the Holy Baptism of William Russell Geren, infant son of Brian and Katherine Geren.
William Russell was baptized by his grandfather, the Rev. James O'Connor, who is a retired U.S. Navy chaplain.
The Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association (HPPA) will again sponsor Operation Santa Claus this holiday season.
Santa will begin his annual visit Sunday, Dec. 15, at noon. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 22.
With the aid of local firefighters, Santa Claus will be stopping in Fullerton and West Catasauqua Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m.
Firefighters from Fullerton and West Catasauqua will deliver your wrapped gifts to that special person on your Christmas list.
If you live in the Fullerton area and would like to have a gift delivered, drop it off at the fire station, Second and Grape streets, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 3, 6, 11, 17 or 20 or 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 14.
For more information, call Bruce Bray at 484-239-1051.
Although it may feel like summer just ended, today we celebrate Thanksgiving.
Enjoy time spent with family and friends.
Take time to relax and enjoy your dinner and watch some great football action. Maybe you can catch a holiday movie on television, too?
However you spend Thanksgiving, have a great day.
Black Friday is tomorrow Friday, Nov. 29.
For those eager shoppers who will head out Friday morning, or even Thursday evening, be sure to make a plan and have a list ready.
The Cementon Youth Basketball team is hosting a Breakfast with Santa 8-11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Cementon playground building to help kick off interest in the new basketball program.
Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. Children can make a holiday ornament, write a letter to St. Nick and give it to him personally. Included in the ticket price is a 4x6 print of a photo of each child with Santa.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and School will host a Family Karaoke Night tomorrow, Nov. 15.
The fun-filled family night is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. in the parish hall of the church at 3900 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.
Special guest deejay Rockin' Rich will provide entertainment.
Adults and children may bring their own beverage, along with finger food to share with the group.
There is no charge to attend this event.
With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, remember those community members struggling daily.
The American Legion Post 367 will hold a potato filling sale for Thanksgiving at the post home, 609 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall.
The deadline to place orders is Nov. 18. Pick up will be 2-6 p.m. Nov. 25-26.
Baked goods also will be available for sale.
For more information, call Jean at 610-264-0976 or Dottie at 610-437-1967.
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce scheduled the following events for November and early December:
Wednesday, Nov. 13 – noon, lunch and learn, "Tax Diversify Your Retirement Plan," presented by R.J. Whitelock, NY Life. Lunch provided by Buca di Beppo! at the chamber office.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 – 5-7 p.m., Sweet and Savory ribbon cutting at 603 Fifth St., corner of Fifth and Pershing Boulevard.
Thursday, Nov. 14 – 11:45 a.m., membership luncheon, "State Tax Credits That Promote Choice and Quality in Education" at Fellowship Community.
The Cementon Athletic Playground Association (CAPA) invites the public to its regular monthly meeting, which will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the rental building at the playground.
The organization has a specific agenda that is covered at every meeting. Quite a few new ideas are currently being discussed and planned, including a breakfast with Santa, a new December fundraiser for the basketball program and a Hit-A-Thon, a new fundraiser in April for the baseball program. Attend this meeting to share your thoughts and ideas
CAPA meets every third Monday of the month.