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Food bank coin drop is Saturday

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by BY KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a coin drop Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., on Held Drive. All proceeds will be used to purchase food.


St. Paul's United Church of Christ will host a breakfast on Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., in the social hall, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

The menu includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast, juice and other beverages.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 610-262-3813.


The Northampton Area Historical Society will have its spring meeting Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the library of the Northampton Area Senior High School.

The speaker will be Larry Oberly, a society board member, who will take the audience on a "Walk Through Yesteryear" by way of the Cement News Newspapers of the early 1900s. Mr. Oberly has been researching the newspapers and has found some very interesting facts about the borough of Northampton.

This event is open to the public and is free of charge.

For more information, call 610-262-4748.


The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library group will hold a community yard sale Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., on the grounds of the library, 1615 Laubach Ave. It will be held rain or shine.

Tables are available. Call 610-262-7537 to reserve one.

The Friends group will be selling hot dogs and baked goods and is soliciting donations of items to sell at its table. Proceeds will benefit the library.


The Home Association of the St. Peter & Paul Society (Hungarian Hall) will host bingo, featuring Coach and Very Bradley items as prizes, on Sunday, April 27, at the hall, 1300 Stewart St.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. The games begin 1 p.m.

The kitchen will be open.

In addition to bingo, there will be door prizes and a Chinese auction.

For ticket price and to purchase tickets, call Judy Dreisbach at 610-261-2371.


Northampton VFW Post 4714 will host button-box accordion jam sessions on Friday nights, 8-11 p.m., at the Post home, 1204 Main St.

Authentic Austrian-Hungarian and German polkas and waltzes will be performed by local favorites such as Joe Weber, Emil Shanta and other accompanying accordion players.

There is a $2 donation requested.

For more information, call 610-262-3891.


The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a general meeting Tuesday, April 29 in the fellowship hall of Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave.

Dinner will be served 6-7 p.m. The menu includes hot dogs, turkey barbecue and drinks. Covered dishes and desserts are welcomed.

The business meeting will begin 7 p.m.

For other information, visit the food bank website at


The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library will be sponsoring a chartered bus trip to Mutter Museum of Medical Oddities and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia on June 20.

The bus will depart promptly 8 a.m. from the Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive, and will arrive back at approximately 6 p.m.

The cost includes transportation and admissions.

For tickets, stop by the library. Seating is limited. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 5.


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