The Laurel Fire Company will host its sixth annual block party 2-10 p.m. Aug. 17.
Spots are open for crafters and vendors. Setup begins at 10:30 a.m. Vendors are asked to bring their own tables. No electricity is provided. A tent or canopy is suggested.
This year, the fire company will put together a brochure complete with a vendor map and advertisements. Coupons, business cards, or other material can also be placed in the brochure.
For more information on this event, call Jake at 610-657-7986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the cost and other information.
On Sunday, Aug. 4, St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in Coplay will hold its annual picnic and homecoming noon-10 p.m. on the church grounds at Fifth and Coplay streets.
Plan to attend and interact with neighbors, friends and family from the community. You are certain to enjoy the wonderful musical entertainment provided and the delicious food fare.
Games of chance and fun for the kids will also be on hand.
This is always a fun celebration. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities!
The congregation of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will hold its 10:15 a.m. worship service at the Egypt Memorial Park Sunday, July 28.
This special service, followed by a congregational picnic at noon, is an annual event. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and a covered dish to share, along with plates, utensils and cold drinks. The church will provide hot dogs and coffee.
There will be no 8 a.m. worship service on that day.
St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will be holding a renovation celebration 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 14.
The day includes a worship service at 9:30 a.m. followed by music, tours, dance and karate demonstrations and children's crafts and games.
Free hot dogs and popcorn will be available. All are welcome. Donations will benefit the Whitehall Food Bank.
For questions, call Tracey Glass at 610-905-8426.
In the midst of the heat waves we have been experiencing this summer, keep an eye on your elderly relatives, friends and neighbors.
Make sure they are drinking enough water and they have a cool place to stay.
Also, make sure your pets have ample water and have a cool place to stay indoors.
Do not forget to use the township's wonderful public pools to keep cool.
We are so lucky to have the Jefferson Street, Cementon and Parkview pools to enjoy during the summer months.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will host a "Kingdom Rock" Vacation Bible School Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12. The children's program will be held 6-8:30 p.m.
For information, email sothvacationbibleschool @hotmail.com or call Lisa at 610-262-4053.
Register at www. groupvbspro.com/vbs/ ez/soth.
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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.
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.
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.
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.