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.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will hold vacation Bible school 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28 for children age 3 through sixth grade.
This year's theme is the story of Moses, from birth through adulthood. Children will learn through stories, songs, crafts, games and more.
To preregister, call the church office at 610-262-9517 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.
Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive (Route 946), will be holding story time in June and July.
Children ages 3-5 are invited 9:30 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday during those months.
All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call the church office at 610-837-7517.
Christ United Church of Christ, Little Moore, 913 S. Mink Road, Danielsville, is collecting housewares for a youth group mission trip to help rebuild from Hurricane Sandy.
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.
Lehigh Township Rails-to-Trails is selling Dine-A-Round Lehigh Township raffle tickets.
First prize will include three $25 certificates, second prize will be two $25 certificates and third prize will be one $25 certificate.
Participating restaurants include the Oaks at Woodstone Country Club, Pizza Como, the Pennsville Hotel, Blue Mountain Drive-In and Mama's Pizza.
Tickets will be available at Pathmark in Walnutport 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 29.
They will also be available at various events or by calling 610-767-0676.
Winners will be drawn Nov. 2.
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.
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.
The Bethany Wesleyan Missions auction will be held June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
Items may be viewed at 5 p.m.
Go to www.bethanywes.org to view a selection of the items for sale.
The Bethany Wesleyan Saturday Spectacular Yard Sale for missions will be held 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 29 in the ball field.
The Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, has the following activities scheduled:
Monday, June 17: 11 a.m., display of wedding photos