The year is 2001. I’m over on Penn Street in Bath with Mr. George Maureka, a former Penn Dixie employee, who is sharing his memories of the Great Depression. His son, also named George, was an outstanding student of this writer at Northampton High School.
The family resided in a company home. The home had running water, but they needed the kitchen stove to heat the water. The only heat was provided by a kitchen stove, which was located in what is the present basement of the home.
The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 20.
There will be made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.
For more information, call 610-264-171 or 610-554-8045.
The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. Oct. 21.
The Catasauqua and North Catasauqua Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 23.
Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Oct. 17 as Jack Frost Day in recognition of the 71st annual Jack Frost Parade, to be held 7 p.m. that night in the borough.
The rain date for the parade is Oct. 24.
Reenock has also proclaimed Oct. 31 as trick-or-treat night in the borough. This annual Halloween event will run 6-8 p.m. Residents are encourage to participate by turning on their porch lights and greeting the costume-clad youth.
The Coplay Borough 150th anniversary closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. Oct. 19 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.
Emil Schanta and his polka band will kick off the celebration 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Frantic Freddy Milander will bring his original oldies and sock hop reunion show 3:30-5:30 p.m. There will be prizes for best dressed, male and female, couples, clothing and hair styles.
Ten-piece dance band Flirtin’ with the Mob, featuring Coplay natives Larry Meixner and Sue Rabenold, will close the event 6:15-9:30 p.m.
The fall book sale was a great success! Many thanks to all who bought books, DVDs, magazines, baked goods and other items.
We appreciated the extraordinary number of book donations. It was sometimes difficult to keep up with sorting, labeling, carrying and shelving of the items in the basement while still being available to help patrons on the main library floor.
To everyone who donated other items or baked treats, your support was most welcome.
Nothing to do or watch on Mondays? Join us for a playful evening at game night, held 5 p.m. each Monday.
Mark your calendar for a cash bingo 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road. The kitchen opens noon.
A ticket includes 20 games. There will also be specials, a 50/50 drawing, raffle and pull tabs at an additional cost. Door prizes will be awarded.
Also, participate in a Halloween-themed contest and enter your hand-carved jack-o’-lantern.
• Diamond painting, 2-4 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700
• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700
• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Oct. 31. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700
There is still time to have fun at the Haunted Hayride, sponsored by the Whitehall Township Fire Department.
The hayrides are Fridays and Saturdays in October, starting 7 p.m., at Whitehall Parkway, 4689 S. Church St.
Tickets are sold at the Parkway on the day of the ride.
Remember: Oct. 14 is Columbus Day, and many establishments will be closed.
There is also no mail delivery.
For those who have the day off, enjoy!
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will host its 10th annual basket social Oct. 11-13.
The event will run 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13.
There will be more than 200 baskets and gift cards. For the 10th anniversary, three baskets will have a hidden monetary prize. There will be several big-ticket items of gift cards, services, items and prizes. Food will be available for purchase all weekend.
For more information, call 610-266-0695.
One of our local Girl Scouts is working on her Gold Star, and she will present a program at the library titled “Reduce Plate Waste.”
The program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 14 in the library community room.
Learn about food conservation and how you can help minimize waste through interactive games and stories. A craft will follow the lesson.
The program is designed for children ages 4-7, but anyone may attend this free informational event.