Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Above: Members of Catasauqua Youth Cheering Association pose with the certificates they received at Catasauqua Borough Council’s Dec. 4 meeting. Mayor Barbara Schlegel handed out awards to recognize residents for their contributions to the community. Above: Members of Catasauqua Youth Cheering Association pose with the certificates they received at Catasauqua Borough Council’s Dec. 4 meeting. Mayor Barbara Schlegel handed out awards to recognize residents for their contributions to the community.
Justice Schlicting-Smith and Bella Day receive certificates from Schlegel for their Little Free Library at the borough’s municipal park. Justice Schlicting-Smith and Bella Day receive certificates from Schlegel for their Little Free Library at the borough’s municipal park.
Kaylee Monahan displays a certificate recognizing a Girl Scout project. Kaylee Monahan displays a certificate recognizing a Girl Scout project.
Left: Johnny Loftus, a top gymnast who has won competitions at regional and state levels, shows his certificate. Also pictured are his parents, John and Nicole Loftus, sister Lucy and her friend Ava.PHOTOS BY PAUL CMIL AND COURTESY OF CAMERON SMITH Left: Johnny Loftus, a top gymnast who has won competitions at regional and state levels, shows his certificate. Also pictured are his parents, John and Nicole Loftus, sister Lucy and her friend Ava.PHOTOS BY PAUL CMIL AND COURTESY OF CAMERON SMITH

Council honors those who have made a difference

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

In keeping with the holiday season and to recognize the contributions residents have made to the borough, Mayor Barbara Schlegel passed out many awards at Catasauqua council’s regular session Dec. 4.

First on the list was the ever-popular Catasauqua Youth Cheering Association. Participants received a certificate, thanking them for their participation at local sports events. The girls practice throughout the year and increase their skills under the watchful guidance of volunteers.

Helmut Fried, commander of Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, was selected as Post Commander of the Year by the American Legion.

Girl Scout groups were recognized for their contributions to the borough. Scout leader Katie Scott provided Schlegel with a list of the girls who participated. Gretchen Troxell supervised a group of Girl Scouts who painted and repaired dugouts at Opportunity Field. The Girl Scouts were Delany Troxell, Kaylee Monahan and Alivia Bear. Two girls, Bella Day and Justice Schlichting-Smith, erected a Free Little Library at the municipal park. The Blessing Box on Howertown Road was installed and maintained by Charli Ann Reinert, Kaitlyn Gruver, Emily Brennan, Olivia Gordan, Lindsey Siegfried and Hannah Drummond.

Boy Scouts were not excluded from the honors. Lawson Sgenencets was recognized for his project.

Johnny Loftus received a certificate for his continued excellence in gymnastics. He is a highly sought-after contestant who has won numerous state and regional titles.