Catasauqua Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Coplay: Picnic set for Aug. 6

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hundreds and hundreds will travel from near and far Aug. 6 for St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s 63rd annual parish homecoming picnic.

Beginning noon and ending 10 p.m., the festival, held on church grounds at 4 S. Fifth St., will have plenty of food and entertainment.

A polka Mass begins the day 10:30 a.m.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Several food stands will be set up, serving the church’s famous pierogies, clam chowder, steak sandwiches, pizza, ham sandwiches and more.

The Emil Schanta Polka Band will entertain 1-5 p.m., followed by Flirting with the Mob, 5:30-10 p.m.

Bingo will be held in the church hall.

Children can enjoy a train ride during the day as well.

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Coplay Public Library has an outdoor movie set for 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 featuring “The Lorax.” Bring your blankets and chairs; bug spray is not a bad idea either.

Wildlands Conservancy will visit 11 a.m. Aug. 19.

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You can’t miss the large signs promoting the upcoming Coplay Community Days event, set for Aug. 25-27 at the borough Parkway.

Watch this column for details of this popular borough festival.

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Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association will hold its annual fundraiser during the entire month of August. With its slogan “Neighbors Helping Neighbors,” the organization does just that — with its food bank, October Halloween parade, Christmas tree lighting and concert, children Easter egg hunt and convalescent equipment for those in need.

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Parkway Pool continues to be a popular gathering place, particularly when the temperature is up. Children from two day care centers arrive daily by bus to swim and play on the grounds.

While no official attendance figures are immediately available, borough officials say they are pleased with the numbers.