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Friday, August 18, 2017

Coplay: Recreation & Welfare egg hunt is set for Saturday

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hundreds of brightly colored plastic eggs filled with jelly beans will cover the spacious green lawn Saturday of St. Peter’s Catholic Church grounds, Fifth Center streets, as Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association holds its community Easter egg hunt for borough children — a tradition spanning more than six decades.

The event begins promptly at 1 p.m. with the siren of the police vehicle, as swarms of children scamper for the plastic eggs, some with numbers to denote prize eggs.

The children will be divided in age groups: 0-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. There are 10 prize eggs in each age category.

Following the egg hunt, each child will receive a special Easter treat from the association.

Making his annual appearance and posing for photos will be Roger Rabbit.

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The borough office and public works department will be closed April 14 for the Easter holiday, returning to work on Monday as garbage collection will be held on its regular schedule. Police, however, will continue to patrol the borough 24-7 during the Easter holidays.

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Meetings on tap include Coplay Lions Club, 7:15 p.m., April 17 at the Coplay Saengerbund; Coplay Senior Citizens, 1 p.m., April 19 at the CFC quarters on Cherry Street; and the American Legion Home Association, 7 p.m., April 19 at Stanley W. Reinhard Jr. Post 426, followed at 7:30 p.m. by the Post 426 membership meeting.

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Coplay Fire Department continues its busy schedule, training on Monday evenings.

Two personnel completed a basic fire police course, and the department recently hosted its annual hazardous materials operations refresher.