PRESS PHOTOS BY AL RECKERJoseph Schaffer, of Emmaus, and Ina Dougherty, of Quakertown, ring in 2019 with a kiss at Coplay Saengerbund’s New Year’s Eve celebration Dec. 31, 2018. More than 200 people filled the ballroom for dinner and dancing to polkas by the Emil Schanta Band. The crowd celebrated with a 6 p.m. toast, which was midnight in Austria and Germany.
Cathy Schanta, Evelyn Handwerk, Ann Marie Schanta and Pat Yurasits raise their glasses to toast the new year.
Maryann and Fred Starkey, of Northampton, have their noisemakers at the ready to celebrate 2019.