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PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILCatasauqua resident Al Regits shows a lawn sign for his 88th birthday May 13. A birthday parade was held in his honor. PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILCatasauqua resident Al Regits shows a lawn sign for his 88th birthday May 13. A birthday parade was held in his honor.
Emergency vehicles begin the parade. Emergency vehicles begin the parade.
Family and friends join the parade that stretched all along St. John Street. Family and friends join the parade that stretched all along St. John Street.

Community puts on parade

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Catasauqua resident celebrates 88th birthday in style

Since the coronavirus is preventing large gatherings, birthday parades seem to be in vogue.

When Catasauqua Borough resident Al Regits turned 88 May 13, nearly the whole town turned out to spring the surprise parade.

Regits is a town icon. He served on borough council for decades, taking on leadership roles including president.

His house overlooks Catasauqua Park and Playground and the municipal pool, which he was instrumental in getting built.

After the parade, he spent the evening with family.