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Having a blast in Catasauqua

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Saturday’s community event celebrates opening of municipal complex

The official grand opening for Catasauqua’s new municipal building is scheduled for Sept. 16.

“We have quite an assortment of activities for everyone. It’s a Grand Opening Blast that will be remembered,” said Councilwoman Christine Weaver, who is spearheading the event.

In addition to the anticipated tours of the new municipal building, there will be food trucks and live music.

The downtown business group, Main Streets, is sponsoring beer and wine sales that will benefit the Historical Catasauqua Preservation Association.

“We have commemorative mugs for sale to help mark the occasion,” said Kimberly Brubaker, president of Main Streets.

Food trucks will be scattered throughout the Iron Works site. The latest list calls for Stuffed to the Grills, a specialty sandwich shop with Irish nachos; Full of Crepe, with everything imaginable stuffed in a crepe; Kona Ice, serving flavored ice favorites; and Joyce Marin’s fresh lemonade stand.

Need a music fix? Rick Delgado’s Heart Headed is the headliner band 1:15-3 p.m. Deejay Tony Hodge will entertain at various hours throughout the event. There are no scheduled supervised break-dancing events, so you can be yourself.

Not to be outdone, the Asset Ambassadors will stroll the event with their flaming hula hoops. This is how you beat the adage of playing with fire — but you don’t get burned.

The building dedication is 1 p.m., and you can get a tour throughout the day.

Unique people to meet include the owners of LV Rocks. The process is this: Go get a rock. Paint the rock with a witty saying. Go hide the rock. If you find a painted rock, take a selfie and send it into LV Rocks.

The day does not end 5 p.m., even though the borough closes the doors to the municipal building. Adults are encouraged to extend the evening with one of Catasauqua’s most attended events — the pub crawl.

Active participants include the American Legion, Blue Monkey, Catasauqua Club, Fossil’s Last Stand, Pies on Pizzeria and Tony’s Top Cat. There is a rumor that if you wander into any of the other taverns in town, you will not be thrown out.

But don’t drink and drive. The new police detention cell is nice — but not comfy.