Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Coplay: Wishing Al Recker a speedy recovery

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Editor’s note: Press writer Al Recker was involved in a car accident Nov. 16 in the borough. He sustained multiple injuries and underwent surgery. He will soon be moved out of ICU and into a standard hospital room.

Many have reached out to our office asking for an address to send well wishes. Cards may be sent to 17 N. Fourth St., Coplay, 18037.

Al’s son, Matt, reports that Al is eager to get back to work. In the meantime, please send information for this column to TinaMarie Martin at

We wish Al a full and speedy recovery.


The borough is looking for residents who may want to donate an evergreen tree for the borough’s yule display. Two are needed.

Call 610-262-6088 for further details.


The tree-lighting program will take place 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at borough hall. A Christmas concert will also be held. Santa will arrive courtesy of the Coplay Fire Department.

Back by popular demand, Lorrie Kulp Woodward and James Hummel will provide the entertainment.

Hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served, and all children will receive a small gift.


The Little Town That Could gift shop is now open at borough hall for that perfect Christmas gift. Hoodies, sweatshirts and long- and short-sleeved shirts, as well as gift cards, are available.

Gift shop hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more details, call 610-262-6088 or see the insert in the Nov. 30 edition in the Whitehall-Coplay Press.