Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Coplay: Group decides on 150th activities

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

After spending months sorting out ideas for the borough’s 150th anniversary in 2019, the committee had the hard choice of whittling down the many proposed programs and projects to seven.

The celebration will begin with a community gala.

The time capsule that was buried next to the war memorial on Chestnut Street in 1969 — when the centennial celebration marked the town’s 100th birthday — will be opened.

Other events and programs include the painting of a community mural, picnic, scavenger hunt and block parties.

The event will be capped by a parade.

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Coplay Public Library is having a B&B weekend April 6-8.

The library, at Fifth and Center streets, will hold its popular book and bake sale. The event draws both local residents and those from around the region.

A wide selection of books, from well-known novels and biographies to children’s books, will be for sale at low prices.

The event is one of several fundraisers the library holds during the year.

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Those large pipes stored on the borough lot near Cherry Street have drawn the attention of some residents.

It is not piping for the new Coplay-Northampton Bridge.

The pipes are, instead, part of the storm sewer project for South Front Street. The upgrades will take place before the repaving occurs later in the year.

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Now well beyond the 1.5 million mark of making hoagies, Coplay American Club continues to turn out thousands each month.

A large group of volunteers continues to run the project smoothly.

Clubs, schools and nonprofits regularly place large orders.

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Sports fans’ thoughts may be on the approaching baseball season, but Coplay Sports Inc. basketball teams fared well in league play, which just ended.

Hoops continue to draw youth, who practice at the borough hall gym on weekday evenings.

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A reminder, if you have Christmas flowers at the two local cemeteries, they need to be removed.

Families now are placing flowers at grave sites for the Easter season.