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Northampton: Jack Frost Parade is set for Oct. 17, says Northampton mayor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Oct. 17 as Jack Frost Day in recognition of the 71st annual Jack Frost Parade, to be held 7 p.m. that night in the borough.

The rain date for the parade is Oct. 24.

Reenock has also proclaimed Oct. 31 as trick-or-treat night in the borough. This annual Halloween event will run 6-8 p.m. Residents are encourage to participate by turning on their porch lights and greeting the costume-clad youth.


Northampton Area Historical Society will present a talk about the businesses and other historical sites in the fourth ward 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave. Larry Oberly, with assistance from Marge Oberly and Terry Reppert, are the speakers.

The society will open the Siegfried Railroad Station museum, West 21st Street, to visitors Oct. 20. The station will be open 1-4 p.m.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.


Roxy Theatre, 2004 Main St., will present “Johnny Cash ... Remembered,” a tribute by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Rissmiller, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

There is a cost.

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Northampton Assembly of God invites the public to see master illusionist Pastor John Andrews 2-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the 26th Street Playground.


The women’s group of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 105 E. 19th St., will be hosting a soup and salad night 4-7 p.m. Oct. 19. The menu includes soup, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.

For cost, tickets and other information, call 610-262-3813.


Northampton Exchange Club’s annual fall craft and vendor fair will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Admission is free.

A tricky tray raffle will also be held.


Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a Halloween walkathon Oct. 26. Registration starts 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St. The walk, approximately 4.5 miles, will begin 9 a.m.

Walkers are encouraged to collect pledges to support the food bank.

For more information, call Kelly at 484-664-0455.


The Roxy Theatre will present “Memories of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Country Legends” 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 27. There is cost.

Jeff Krick Jr. will perform as Elvis. Dave Rehrig will entertain as Conway Twitty. Bill Reese will sing some golden oldies.

For ticket information, call 717-821-6803.


Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is holding a nut roll sale. Choices include apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and pumpkin/cheese.

Orders must be placed by Nov. 24. Call Marty at 610-682-4458, Helen at 610-261-4575 or Linda at 610-262-0265.

Orders can be picked up at the church 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 7.


Mark your calendar for the first Jennifer D. Hendershot Memorial Basket Social 1-5 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Northampton Fire Department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

A reminder to those who are donating baskets/gift cards: They must be turned in by Oct. 25.

Hendershot was a 2003 graduate of Northampton Area High School and attended both Northampton Community College and East Stroudsburg University.

Proceeds will benefit the family.

For more information, call Candi at 610-554-3678.


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