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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Northampton: Tucker’s Toy Run set for Nov. 4

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The seventh annual Tucker’s Toy Run will be held Nov. 4 at Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, 21st and Canal streets. This ride honors the life and memory of Tucker Stuart, who died in 2011 in a motorcycle accident.

Those planning to participate should arrive 11 a.m. The ride will begin noon. It will leave the parking lot at Tri-Boro and travel to St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, where gifts will be given to children in the pediatric unit as well as other children in the Lehigh Valley.

Rain date is Nov. 5.

The event will also include a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle.

Organizers of the toy run are seeking donations of new, unwrapped toys and items for animal rescue shelters. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

For more information, contact Rick at 610-762-5010 or


AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Nov. 8 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open noon.

Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

Those interested in trips should contact Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., is holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, bake sale and basket raffle 4-7 p.m. Nov. 11.

The meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, roll and butter, ice cream, soda, coffee and tea.

There is a cost. Children under age 5 eat for free.

For price and other information, call 610-262-7186.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will hold a veteran appreciation night Nov. 11 at the post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. Doors open 7 p.m.

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will be the guest speaker. He is currently serving in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

The event is open to the public. Complimentary draft beer, soda and food will be provided 7-9 p.m.

A New Year’s Eve party is planned for 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31.

There is a cost. Music, food and draft beer are included in the ticket price.

Call 610-262-3891 for price, reservations and other information.

The post hosts polka and button box music events 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday night.

The social hall is accepting new members. Membership is open to all.


Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is holding a halupki sale. Orders can be picked up at the church 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 11.

Deadline to order is Nov. 4. Call Marty at 610-262-5292 or Linda at 610-837-3076.

The church is also holding a nut roll sale. Choose from a variety of flavors: apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed or red raspberry.

Orders can be picked up at the church 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 9.

Deadline to order is Nov. 27. Call Helen at 610-261-4575 or Linda at 610-262-0265.


St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Nov. 13 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Mary Wozniak, from AARP, will speak about the PA Care Act.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will host bingo featuring Longaberger, Vera Bradley and Coach items Nov. 18.

Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo starts 1 p.m. There will be a Chinese auction and refreshments.

For tickets, call 610-262-2668.

Proceeds benefit the building fund of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.


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