The heat wave has abated a bit, but not without invoking memories of many older citizens.
Very few owned refrigerators in the 1940s. When they did come onto the market, the price was too high for many families.
Many in the borough still remember Gusty Hobel, who operated an open truck delivering blocks of ice. Gusty chipped the frozen blocks of water with an ice pick and used iron hooks with a handle to make the delivery. Children loved the shavings of ice left behind.
· Movie night – 7 p.m. at the Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Movie will be "A Bug's Life." Refreshments. Information: 610-262-7351.
· Christmas in July – Coplay Pool, Second and Keefer streets. Information: 610-262-1778.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
The Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will hold a yard sale Saturday, July 27, rain or shine.
Vendors are needed. Spaces are 10 feet and tables can be rented.
Call the library, 610-262-7537, for details.
The library will also be at the Northampton Farmers Market 3-5 p.m. July 30 with activities for kids.
The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library is sponsoring a bus trip to the Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, and the 13th Annual Civil War Reenactment Train Ride, Middletown, Sept. 21.
Purchase tickets by Aug. 29.
In this fourth column, we continue our interview with Mr. Stephen Hayden former manager of the Keystone Cement Company in Bath. Stephen and his father gave 68 years of service to the local plant.
Today we are sharing some rare Keystone Cement Company photographs from some of their early projects. The photos depict a few of the many locations where Keystone Cement products were used in the early years.
Most of these photographs have never been published.
The photos come from Mr. Hayden's treasure of memories. Many are from the year 1928, a photo essay from the past!
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will be holding a mystery dinner theater 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
Featured is "Dead Men Don't Speakeasy," set in the roaring twenties at the hottest spot in town. The event will be presented by the Without a Clue production company of Philadelphia.
Seating will be limited so get tickets early by calling either Nancy Miller at 610-443-3036 or Sandy Svitana at 610-433-0327.
The proceeds will benefit the church's sidewalk fund and the Catasauqua Food Bank.
The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, will host summer vespers 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in the air-conditioned chapel.
Be prepared to enjoy an evening of inspiration. The RMS Titanic will be the theme of the program entitled "Annie Funk: A Life That Made a Difference."
Did you know that you can enjoy homemade filling, prepared by the Allen Township Fire Company Auxiliary, all year long?
Stop by the social hall, 3530 Howertown Road, Wednesday through Friday, 3-7 p.m.
The cost for a two-pound container is $5.
The Allen Township Fire Company will hold a yard sale and Chinese auction Saturday, July 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., on the station grounds, 3530 Howertown Road.
Vendors are needed.
The kitchen will be open.
For more information, call 610-502-0735.
Bethany Wesleyan Church will be holding a family water slide night 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31.
Bring the whole family for a fun evening!
There is no cost to attend.
For more information, call 610-767-1239.
The Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, has the following activities scheduled:
Monday, July 22: noon, root beer floats
Tuesday, July 23: 12:30 p.m., bean bag contest
Wednesday, July 24: 12:30 p.m., fruit bingo
Thursday, July 25: 12:30 p.m., Write Your Family History
Mr. Michael Easton was born in the "City of Steel," Gary, Ind. He graduated from Hobart High School. The students there are called "Brickies," named after the brickyards in the area.
He recalled, "Most of my classmates were members of the R.O.T.C. which was taught by World War II veterans. It was a program where strict discipline was the rule."
Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church invites all children ages 3-10 to vacation Bible school.
"Kingdom Rock – Where Kids Stand Strong for God" will be held 6-8:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1.
A light dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. will precede each evening's activities.
To register call the church office at 610-837-1741 or visit www.emmanuels.org. The church is located at 3175 Valley View Drive.
Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is offering vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. July 22-26.