Santa Claus will be on a sleigh, accompanied by Mrs. Claus, Sunday when Coplay Sports Inc. holds its annual Christmas parade.
Several clowns will be part of the caravan, along with a borough fire engine. The parade will wind its way through every street in the borough. Fox Hollow in North Coplay is on the itinerary.
The parade starts out at South Front Street and travels street by street until reaching Echo Manor and Parkway West several hours later. Holiday music will draw children outside, where they will be given small bags of treats.
The Gospel Chapel Missions Committee has partnered with Lehigh Valley Business Group, a nonprofit organization, for Project Keep Warm.
The goal for this project is to collect 500 new or gently used blankets by the end of 2012. All blankets will be donated to various homeless shelters, family centers and animal shelters throughout the Lehigh Valley and Pocono areas.
Blankets can be dropped off Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or before/after the 10:30 service on Sunday.
The Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the fourth annual Tree of Lights event on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Y in Catasauqua.
The Tree of Lights is a community-wide fundraising project.
Residents are invited to participate by purchasing a light which will be placed on the tree in front of the YMCA main entrance.
Lights may be purchased in memory of loved ones or in honor of a person or organization.
Tax-deductible contributions of between $10 and $250 are being sought.
The Catasauqua Garden Club will celebrate the holidays and another successful year during its Wednesday, Dec. 5 meeting.
Note this meeting begins at noon at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. There will be no artistic or horticultural competition. Bring with you $4 to be used toward the cost of the meal, six cookies to share, your own silverware and a donation for Meals on Wheels.
This is a time to relax, enjoy a great meal, review a successful year, share some awards and celebrate the holidays. Come prepared to have fun!
Please join us for our next meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Fellowship Community's lower level auditorium, 3000 Fellowship Dr, Whitehall.
The Relay for Life of Whitehall invites anyone in the community who would like to help us. We meet monthly at Fellowship Community for approximately one hour.
The Northampton Area Historical Society will open the doors of the Siegfried Railroad Station for two weekends for its annual Christmas at the Station.
The event is scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1-3 p.m. The second weekend will be Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, 1- 3 p.m.
The station will be decorated for Christmas. The theme this year is angels and snowmen. Many of these will be collectibles and antiques. Anyone wishing to have their angels or snowmen on display is asked to call 610-262-4748.
Open space, whether reserved for the preservation of land in the future or for development, is an issue small and large governments on a local level deal with when considering the needs of their communities. Although the sluggish economy has placed such issues on the back burner, for Coplay the matter is important and comes down to land closer to the Lehigh River.
In this concluding column, I am continuing to speak to Mr. Harold Smith, president of the Northampton Historical Society, historian of Zion Stone Church, who spent a half century in the food industry.
Harold started his career at the famous Miller's Department Store in Northampton in 1943 and as time passed he saw a number of flagship businesses disappear.
His second stop was at Mohr's Fruit Stand in Fogelsville. The stand opened seven days a week when we were the home to numerous orchards.
The borough's annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m., at Main Street and Laubach Avenue. The rain date is Nov. 26.
Santa will arrive via a fire truck with treats for the kids.
Northampton Borough will hold its annual Christmas Lights Contest this year with $175 in prizes awarded.
A representative from the club will drive around to all the participating houses between Dec. 15 and 20 and will contact the three winners before Christmas. This contest is only open to homes, not businesses.
St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold its Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Children can make Christmas purchases at a little shoppers village. Lots of crafters and vendors will be there and the kitchen will be open. What a way to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.
The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.