Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, June 24, 2019

Applications being sought

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Great Allentown Fair Queen

The search is on for The Great Allentown Fair Queen for 2019, who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community.

Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for The Great Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition, which awards a $1,500 scholarship.

Flag disposal sites created

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county government center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook, South Whitehall and Fountain Hill, locations.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

Meeting set for June 4

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Quilting guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. June 4 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Quilt designer and teacher Heather Kojan will present a trunk show of her quilts, ranging from traditional to improvisational to modern.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.

Trauma blood donations needed

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

RED CROSS

The American Red Cross needs blood donations to trauma centers during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year.

One car accident victim might use as many as 100 units of blood.

Donor appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free app at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767).

Red Cross blood, platelets or plasma donors through June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email (restrictions apply).

For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org/Together.

Flea market event is set for May 18

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society will hold its flea market 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18. The rain date is May 19.

The sale will be held behind the Peter Grim Homestead, at the corner of Mickley and Lehnert roads, Whitehall.

Food will be available.

For more information or to reserve your 12-foot-by-20-foot space in advance (for a $5 discount), call 610-776-7280.

Recital set for May 4

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Music Club

Allentown Music Club will celebrate “Music, A Magic Key,” the National Federation of Music Clubs’ national music week, May 5-12.

A free public spring recital, titled “Musical Joy of Spring,” will be held 2 p.m. May 4 at Zentz Community Center, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

There will be a presentation of the past presidents assembly scholarship winner and of the Summer Music Camp Award recipient.

The young musicians of the club will close their season with a program 10 a.m. May 11 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.

Shamrock Stroll set for March 17

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Township

Whitehall Township Bureau of Recreation is hosting its first-ever Shamrock Stroll, starting 11 a.m. March 17.

The 2-mile walk will be at Whitehall Parkway, 4689 S. Church St.

There is no registration necessary for this free event.

There is off-street parking available.

All pets must be on a leash.

For more information, contact the recreation bureau at 610-437-5524, ext. 135.

McNeill, Boscola set date for senior fair

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Mall

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, have announced their annual spring senior fair will be held 9 a.m.-noon April 26 at Whitehall Mall.

“We are proud to again host our annual senior fair at the Whitehall Mall,” McNeill said. “Last year, we had more than 500 seniors, as well as state and local agencies at our event. The Whitehall Mall offers ample space, plenty of free parking and is accessible by LANTA bus routes 103, 325 and 602, making it a great venue and event for our community and seniors.”

Meeting planned for March 5

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Crazy Quilters

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. March 5 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Guest speaker Barb Vedder will discuss the use of color, contrast and composition in designing scrap quilts and will display her own quilts and a collection of antique scrap quilts.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.