As the Borough of Coplay joins with the nation next Tuesday in remembering the thousands of lives lost on Sept. 11, borough officials are asking residents to display U.S. flags.
Flags can be small or large and flown on porches or lawns. Fewer flags have been flown each passing year since the tragedy.
Although the borough no longer has luminaria packages available, the Sept. 11 project "Light Up Your Neighborhood" continues.
Residents need only a paper bag, candle and sand or litter to balance the candles. Place them in front of the home or walkway as dusk sets in.
The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will hold a beach party and vacation giveaway Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning at 4 p.m.
A raffle will be held to win a weeklong vacation at the Sandy Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Traditional summertime fare will be served and guests are encouraged to wear their favorite beach attire.
Tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the door.
Call 610-264-1771 for more information.
Don't forget Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will host a flea market this Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The St. Andrew's 2nd Annual Tricky Tray/ Basket Social is planned for Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be baskets to bid on, great gifts, food, baked goods, and fun for everyone at this fundraising event. Organizers say patrons will enjoy eating and shopping with friends and neighbors at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. This church is located in Hanover Township, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road., on the border of Allentown and Bethlehem.
The Northampton Area Public Library will hold its annual autumn basket social Friday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue.
Donations of new or collectible items, gift certificates/cards and money to help defray expenses are being accepted.
Food will be available for purchase.
Call the library at 610-262-7537 for more information.
Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Egypt Memorial Park, beginning with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.
Mark your calendar now for the Charotin Hose Company Bingo Extravaganza. Enjoy a homemade dinner and 15 games of cash bingo on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Slovak Center in North Catasauqua. For tickets and information, email email@example.com or call Susan at 610-554-4308.
The Northampton Area Public Library will hold a rubber-stamping and card-making class on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9:30-11 a.m., at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.
There is a fee for materials, and you will create cards with envelopes.
Seating is limited.
Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Egypt Memorial Park.
The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.
Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.
Coplay Community Days begins 5-10 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Aug. 23, with pay-one-price rides 5-10 p.m.
It continues tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 23, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25, 2-10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 26, noon-10 p.m.
The event will include entertainment, food and activities. Rides will be offered through Saturday but not on Sunday.
Coplay Community Days began in 1981 as a way to bring visitors to the Saylor Cement Museum and kilns and to pay tribute to retired Coplay Cement Manufacturing workers. It originated as a two-day event, expanding last year to four days.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold a flea market Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In addition, the event will include a silent auction with great prizes, a bake sale and good food. Jams, jellies, pickles and red beets will be offered for sale.
Anyone who has items to donate or needs more information on the market should call the church at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-264-7508.
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A Christmas in August basket social will take place Saturday, Aug, 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St.
It will benefit Wreaths Across America for Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Airport Road, Allentown.
This event is intended to raise money to help pay for wreaths to be laid on all the approximately 2,600 veteran graves at Cedar Hill Memorial Park on Dec. 15. The organization of Wreaths Across America has placed 325,000 wreaths worldwide.
The organization's website address is www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
There are currently no candidates on the ballot for municipal offices for the 2012 and 2014 elections. However, some in the community believe November's ballot will be filled with candidates seeking a seat on Coplay Borough Council.
The presidential ticket is not expected to draw large crowds to the polls like four years ago. Races are contested for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives along with the state house and senate seats. Also, state Gov. Tom Corbett will seek re-election in 2014, with the term beginning in 2015.