American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, held its annual Veterans Day dinner Nov. 9. The dinner is put on by the Post to honor veterans and is open to the public.
The three days in November that are dear to every veteran all line up in a row. Nov. 9 is the fall of the Berlin Wall; Nov. 10, the birthday of the Marine Corps; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
Halloween is a different experience on a BMX bike.
The party started just before lunch Oct. 19 in Catty Woods. Perfect weather added to the fun of the Halloween jam.
From the starting ramp across the course, bikes were jumping off the sand hills. There were practice runs in the morning followed by contests.
The preliminaries are open to all BMX riders, but the final races are awe-inspiring displays of athletic skills.
The contests went well into the night with trophies for highest jump and fastest time.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., held its end-of-the-month community luncheon Sept. 28.
During the meal, Pastor Brian Reidy announced a list of things planned by the church.
One of the plans was participating in the Halloween parade Oct. 23. The church had a float and tossed gloves, he said. But the fun did not stop there — they also collected coats in a truck that followed the float.
“The coats don’t need to be new, but they should be serviceable,” Diane Czar said at the Sept. 28 luncheon.
Czar headed up the coat drive.
At its regular meeting Oct. 16, Hanover Township Council approved a bid of $133,300 for curbing along Troxell Street.
The street has been plagued with sinkholes and water leaks for years. The program to repave the street will start with this curbing project. Portions of the street will be rebuilt from the base up, while other portions will be a mill and overlay process.
Mark Thomas returned to council to address the board regarding his request for a resolution to support Fair District Pennsylvania.
At the Hanover Township Council meeting Oct. 16, Chairman Bruce Paulus announced the township accepted the resignation of Christopher Garges as township manager.
Garges accepted a similar position with North Whitehall Township.
Paulus is appointing Vicky Roth as acting township manager until a replacement is named.
Every year during the Fest O’ Fall activities, Blondies puts on a craft fair and food special at its location along Front Street. This year’s event was Oct. 5.
If you are looking for the latest trends, Blondies craft fair is the place to visit. Becky Gillespie, owner of Blondies, finds unique concepts and new designs.
Unique offerings in this year’s fair include Color Street nail polish strips, Thirty-One, Wicksquisite Candles and more.
Pink Zebra had fragrances embedded in wax beads that need to be heated to release their scent.
One of the popular food trucks that gets invited to Taylor House Brewing Company, 76 Lehigh St., Catasauqua, is Buck’s BBQ.
“We always get good reviews when we invite them to set up,” said Annette Pompa, co-owner of the business.
Buck’s returned the compliment by holding a wing-eating contest Sept. 28.
“They have some pretty big wings,” said second-place finisher Jarred Barno.
Every year, Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association puts on its fundraiser, Fest O’ Fall, on the first Saturday of October. This year’s outing Oct. 5 welcomed a perfect fall day and crowds that gathered for the festivities.
Blondies set up a craft fair in conjunction with the event, and the Catasauqua Fire Department held an open house.
Catasauqua held its last flea market for the summer Sept. 28 at Fireman’s Field, Second and Race streets.
The flea market benefits fire and police. This one was well attended and extended into the afternoon.
Vendors reported the event was successful. The number of vendors that booked tables was an increase from the last event.
The next big events for the borough are Fest O’ Fall, set for Oct. 5, and the Halloween parade, scheduled for Oct. 16.
Keep an eye out around the borough for Catasauqua’s iconic scarecrows. Members of Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association have been busy putting them up in preparation for Catasauqua’s annual Fest O’ Fall.
“We have about a hundred that we put together from all the past Fest O’ Fall events,” Betsy Hillenbrand, HCPA president, said.
The festival is scheduled for noon-5 p.m. Oct. 5. The rain date is Oct. 6.
The event, sponsored by HCPA, takes place at both the Biery House, 8 Race St., and the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.