Santa Claus took time recently to answer a few questions from some of our youngest readers, who responded to a Facebook request, before he had to leave to get to the North Pole.
Q. What is your favorite cookie?
A. Chocolate chip.
Q. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
A. “The Santa Clause,” “Santa Clause 2” and “Santa Clause 3.”
Q. Is it hard to convince the reindeer to fly?
A. No, not at all. That’s what the magic dust is for.
Q. Do you know how many children there are in the world?
Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
A recently retired Lehigh County chief of police and a detective with Whitehall Police Department, assigned to Lehigh County Drug Task Force and commander of the Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team (MERT), received awards for exemplary service at a luncheon of the Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association at DeSales University, Center Valley, Nov. 14.
The Whitehall Police Department presented a check for $2,350 to the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Wings 2 Peace fund at a brief presentation Dec. 15.
The fundraiser started as a quirky No Shave November promotion within the department but gained enough steam to extend through the end of December.
Participating department employees contributed $50 to the fund at the beginning of November. Male officers were then allowed to grow facial hair, female officers were allowed to add colored streaks to their hair and the civilian staff was allowed to wear jeans.
Stations 38 and 3501 responded to a fire at 28 S. Ninth St.
A false alarm at 2570 MacArthur Road was responded to by Stations 36 and 37.
Stations 35, 36 and 3501 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22 westbound.
A gas leak at 3312 S. Fifth Ave. brought Stations 38, 39 and 3503 (deputy chief) to the scene.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2985 MacArthur Road was responded to by Stations 35, 36, 38, 39, 3501 and 3503.
Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Station 37 responded to a report of smoke at 1000 Fourth St.
An unintentional smoke detector activation brought Stations 35, 36, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief) to 715 Front St.
A motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Route 145 was responded to by Station 36.
A malfunctioning heat detector at 715 Grape St. was responded to by Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3501.
The department assisted police at 2134 Main St.
Station 36 responded to a report of combustible or flammable liquids at 1002 MacArthur Road.