Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Catasauqua: Arbor Day event planned

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission invites the public to attend its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. Saturday at Catasauqua Park, Church and St. John streets.

The celebration will be held in the large pavilion next to the pool. Trees will be dedicated to individuals who have made a difference in the community.

There is plenty of free parking in the main parking lot.

This program is an annual public service program of the borough by the Shade Tree Commission and the mayor.

Refreshments will be served.

Interested citizens who would like to plant a tree during next year’s celebration may call Bob Bastian at 610-266-4287.

***

Planting, pruning or removal of any curbside tree by borough property owners must be approved by the Shade Tree Commission and a no-fee permit must be obtained by calling borough hall at 610-264-0571.

Your request will be forwarded to the Shade Tree Commission for action.

An informational pamphlet, “Are Your Trees In Violation?,” is available at borough hall.

***

This Sunday, from 8 a.m. to noon, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold its homemade breakfast buffet.

It’s an all-you-can-eat event with eggs, bacon, sausage links, creamed chip beef, home fries. French toast, juice, coffee and tea.

The public is welcome.

For more information, call 610-264-1606.

***

A basket raffle will be held 6-8 p.m. April 28 at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets.

More than 100 themed baskets, plants, artwork, gift cards and certificates will be offered.

The event will benefit Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor, a service dog program for PTSD veterans and the church’s project fund.

Homemade scones will be available for purchase Friday evening.

Winners will be drawn April 29 during the church’s annual Victorian tea; winners will be notified by phone.

For more information, call 610-440-0073.

***

Bridge Street Studio Gallery, 121 Bridge St., will showcase local artist/photographer Brittney Bilheimer’s newest work “Remembrance” 6-9 p.m. April 28.

Admission is free.

This is an archival photographic collection focusing on local life and family. There will be an interactive space in the gallery where attendees can bring their old family photos to display as well.

***

My email address is lhahn775@verizon.net if there is any information you would like published in this column. Have a great week!