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Coplay column

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

St. Peter's to host annual picnic and homecoming

It's homecoming weekend in Coplay on Sunday.

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church will hold its 60th annual parish picnic, billed as a time when families from near and far enjoy an afternoon and evening of food, music and renewing bonds of friendship.

Beginning after the late morning Sunday Mass, the grounds, between Fifth and Sixth streets and Coplay and Center streets, will be filled with families.

The church volunteers will serve pierogies, the most popular food choice by just about everyone. Volunteers for weeks have been busy making thousands of the potato-filled dough just for the picnic.

Other food will include homemade clam chowder, steak and ham sandwiches, pizza and a variety of ethnic food.

Bingo is played in the cool church hall. Children can enjoy the train station with its popular conductor and large inflated entertaining slides, bounce play stations and more.

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Town officials will be looking for a new tenant for the brick residential property next to borough hall on Fourth Street. The borough bought it several years ago and rented it to a family that is now moving away.

The borough has never officially said what it wants to do with the property. Some speculated it might be demolished to make room for expansion of borough offices.

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For the first time in memory, heavy rains left the Coplay-Northampton Bridge almost unpassable. In fact, a couple of motorists stopped briefly in the middle of the storm.