In this second column, I am remembering the history of the Keystone Cement Company in Bath. My research takes me back to 2001 when I interviewed Mrs. Betty Rohn whose father, Clarence Lerch, was a well-known area resident who was superintendent of the company.
The North Catasauqua Small Town USA Golf Tournament will be June 23 at Willowbrook Golf Course, beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start in a four-person scramble format. Call for details or pick up a registration form at borough hall.
Participants will receive a golf cart rental, Continental breakfast, gift bag, beverages served by the Betterment Girls, hot dogs and snacks on the green, a buffet dinner by Fairview House, awards and door prizes.
Mark your calendar for the 33rd annual Community Days Fair, set for July 10-13 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.
Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday, 6-11 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club, features rides, games, food and entertainment.
Registration is under way for Kingdom Rocks Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon July 22-26 at the Gospel Chapel, 2022 Main St.
Call the church office, 610-262-8101, or visit the website, www.thegospel-chapel.com for more information.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, is planning a rip-roarin', boot scootin' Son West Round Up. In other words, it's time for vacation Bible school.
Stories, games, crafts and the best cowpoke snacks on this side of the Lehigh River will begin 6:15 p.m. June 24-28.
Lassoing and galloping will last until 8:15 p.m., so participants should wear their best cowboy hat.
Arrive early June 24 to sign up and get the best choice in horses.
For more information, contact Cheryl Kneiss at 610-262-0467.
Summer hours for the Coplay Public Library begin Saturday, June 29.
Hours are Monday-Thursday noon to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Last week's column had some errors in the details of the library programs. The correct information follows.
The summer reading program began June 17 and runs through Friday, Aug. 9.
The theme is "Dig into Reading!" Children through adults are welcome to attend.
Incentives are available for all age groups and participants are invited to an end-of-program party.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, June 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are invited to enjoy a delicious meal which includes, in addition to the pasta, a salad, garlic bread and beverages.
Meatless and gluten-free options are available as well, while they last. Blueberry crisp and brownie sundaes will be served for dessert.
Children under the age of 3 eat free. Join them downstairs in the parish hall. Proceeds benefit the church's ministries in the community.
As most of my readers know, I have devoted many years of research and study writing about the history and lore of the Lehigh Valley cement industry and the daily lives of the cement workers. Each year I visit all of our local cement plants – Keystone, LaFarge, Essroc, Lehigh-Heidelburg and Hercules.
A recent visit to the Keystone Cement Company in Bath was both sad and nostalgic, as I learned my longtime friend Mr. Stephen Hayden had announced his retirement after 34 years of service at the landmark company.
Registration is under way for Kingdom Rocks Vacation Bible School, to be held July 22-26. 9 a.m.-noon, at the Gospel Chapel, 2022 Main St.
Call the church office, 610-262-8101, or visit the website, www.thegospel-chapel.com.
Space is limited, so register early.
The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, willl be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 16.
The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329) in Northampton.
Once again, the Catasauqua Recreation Department will offer concerts and movie nights at the Catasauqua Park.
On Friday, June 7, the Riffters will perform. Bring a blanket or chairs for a fun night.
Lehigh River Blues Jam will be held at the Catasauqua Park June 13-15. See www.lehighriverbluesjam.com for more information.
HCPA is honored to host Thomas Jones, architectural historian, who will speak on the history of the George Taylor House in Catasauqua and plans for future use of the property as an active educational site.
Volunteers are needed by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee for the North Catasauqua small Town USA Carnival June 12-15 and the June 23 golf tournament. No experience is necessary. This is an opportunity for those who want to get out of the house, give back to the community or accrue service hours. A variety of positions are available. Volunteer for an hour or more by calling 610-264-1504 or emailing NCataCentennial@aol. com.