Before we move ahead into fall, we want to take a moment to congratulate the participants in our summer reading program at the Whitehall Township Public Library.
More than 200 children and parents participated in the program, which officially ended the summer program, entitled "Dream Big…Read @ Your Library."
About 300 children, ages 18 months through 12th grade read 6,700 books in 332,297 minutes (5,538.5 hours).
The library staff included audio books and online reading as well as TumbleBooks to enhance the variety of reading materials available.
The annual Halloween Parade in Coplay is set for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. Stiles residents can take a short walk into Coplay and enjoy the festivities of the parade.
The parade route begins at Ninth and Chestnut streets and ends at Fifth and Hokendauqua streets. Come on out and join in on the Halloween fun!
Autumn is in full swing. The leaves will soon look beautiful, but when they are down on a wet road, they make for rough travel. Take caution when driving on rainy days and nights.
The pink lacrosse bag containing the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce's official ribbon cutting scissors and ribbon was stolen during an event at the Lehigh Valley Mall on Sept. 20.
The chamber is asking that the person in possession of these items return them to the chamber office and visitor's center at the Lehigh Valley Mall in front of Wendy's. No questions will be asked.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the bag and scissors is asked to call the office at 610-432-4130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Youth Group in Egypt will be selling hoagies and sandwiches from Oct. 1 to 14.
The hoagies will be delivered on Oct 21.
They will be assembled by Milander's Market in Coplay. Call 610-262-4053 or 610-262-1600 for more information or to place an order.
Looking forward, the youth group will be having a penny party on Nov. 11.
Doors open at 1 p.m., and the party starts at 2. Start saving your change now!
The Women's Club of Whitehall Township will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in Parker Hall, on the lower level of Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.
The program will be "Piano Duets," provided by Lina Huett and Barbe Able.
Members are reminded to bring books for youth in grades K through 12 for the Literary Project. Also, donations are needed for the Whitehall Food Pantry.
New members are always invited. Call Marie at 610-264-4666 for more information.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, St. Elizabeth's, Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, will hold their 13th annual clothing sale.
This sale is a one-day-only event, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth Parish Hall.
Parking is available in the large parking lot on the left.
This is your opportunity to leisurely browse through some wonderful fashions and spruce up your wardrobe.
All items sold are new and of high quality, are extremely unique and 70 percent off retail price.
Purchases will only be accepted with cash.
The autumn season begins this coming weekend.
Summer went by so fast!
At least we are now able to enjoy the sun as the days are cooler and more comfortable.
Have fun doing all the activities this season brings like planting mums, searching for the perfect pumpkin, drinking apple cider and raking all those leaves.
Come on out and support the Whitehall High School Zephyr Varsity Football team as they travel to Nazareth High School on Friday, Sept. 21, to take on the Blue Eagles.
Kick off is at 7 p.m.
If face painting, story times, "make 'n' take" craft activities, and prize drawings are your idea of fun for kids, then mark your calendar for this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fiends of the Whitehall Township Public Library and the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will join library staff members and volunteers in hosting the day's activities.
The Egypt Memorial Park will be hosting an oldies night on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the park.
Freddie Frederick Sr. will be the deejay and Bad Bones BBQ will be catering this event. Snacks will be provided.
For tickets and information, call Donna at 610-262-9010 or Lynn at 610-261-9058. You can also visit the website at egyptpark.org.
At Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt, members are being sought for the chancel choir, the handbell choir and the youth choir.
Hokendauqua Park & Playground (HPPA) basketball registration for boys and girls will be held at the Hokey Legion on Front Street Tuesday, Sept. 11, Wednesday, Sept. 19, Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Oct. 9. The time for each night will be 6-8 p.m.
Visit www.hokeypark. org for registration forms and information. The registration form may be downloaded and completed before coming to the legion for sign-ups.
Bring a copy of your child's birth certificate, health insurance and contact information including phone numbers and email addresses.