Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bath: Strawberry festival is June 9

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, will be holding its annual strawberry festival 3-9 p.m. June 9. There will be food, games, bingo, a prize raffle and a cake walk.

Music will be provided by Country Rhythm.

In case of rain, food will be served inside the church 3-7 p.m.

For more information, call 610-759-1652.


The women’s group of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church will be having a strawberry and chocolate festival June 11, starting 7 p.m. Invite your friends to enjoy chocolate and strawberries, fun and fellowship.

Catasauqua: St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church plans June 9 yard sale

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will be having a yard sale in the fellowship hall 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

There are still some spaces available to rent for a small fee.

Call the church office at 610-264-3221 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the week with any questions.


Bethany United Methodist Church, 429 Walnut St., will be holding Vacation Bible School titled “Polar Blast.” It runs 6-9 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-noon June 23 and 9 a.m.-noon June 24.

Allen/East Allen townships: Good Shepherd plans basket raffle

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will hold a basket raffle and bake sale noon-4 p.m. June 10.

This is a fundraising event for Lucas Miller, who is living with muscular dystrophy.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is also holding Vacation Bible School June 18-22 for children age 3 through sixth grade.

This year’s theme is “Superheroes of the Bible,” and the curriculum was written by the church’s Christian education committee.

Coplay: Dinner is set for Saturday

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will have a baked chicken dinner 4-6 p.m. June 9 in the church hall.

The menu includes chicken, lettuce with bacon dressing, baked beans and more.


The Ironton Rail Trail Commission will hold its annual 5K run/walk 8 a.m. June 10, starting at Saylor Park, Second and Keefer streets.

The IRT will again be part of Coplay Community Days in late August.


Coplay Sports Inc. will meet at its Sixth Street field house 8:30 p.m. June 13, following games and league play by its youth.


Lehigh Township: Register now for Hope’s VBS

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, has announced that registration for Vacation Bible School is now open.

VBS runs July 9-13 and is offered to children age 3 and potty trained to children completing sixth grade in June. Classes will be held 9 a.m.-noon, with a closing program 7 p.m. July 13.

The theme this year is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.”

Reservations can be made online at or by completing a registration form obtained from the church office.

A T-shirt is provided for each student registered by June 17.


Monday, June 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moorestown. Information: 610-759-1652

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.), at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township

Railroad memories

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Recently, I received a call from Mr. Jim Rowland, editor of Lehigh Lines, official publication of Railroad Historians of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Chapter. Jim requested some information on the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum and the railroad network at the Atlas plants.

Jim, a former Egypt resident, today resides in Maryland. Two friends, both railroad buffs in the chapter, are Mike Bednar, of Darktown (Hokendauqua), and a former student, Kermit Geary, of Lehigh Township.

Allen/East Allen townships: Covered bridge fest set for June 2, 3

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Kreidersville Covered Bridge Festival will be held June 2 and 3. Admission and parking are free.

The opening ceremony will begin 11 a.m.

Highlights of the event include a 5K/10K race, pie and cake contests, dog agility demonstrations, food and refreshments, live entertainment and more.

For a full list of activities, visit


East Allen Township is accepting registrations for its summer camp program for girls and boys ages 5 to 12.

Register 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton: Paw Prints festival is June 3

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The 10th annual Paw Prints on the Canal is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3 at Canal Street Park. It will be held rain or shine.

The event is sponsored by Northampton Borough and benefits the Northampton Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Highlights of the day include a rescue parade, noon, and a sharp-dressed pet contest, 1 p.m. Northampton’s K-9 unit will offer demonstrations.


Quota Club of Northampton will hold its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9 at Canal Street Park.

Rain date is June 10.

Moore Township: Poker run planned for June 2

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a poker run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2. There will be food and a deejay 2-4 p.m.

Contact the club at 610-837-0310 to preregister and receive a discount.

Point Phillips is also having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. June 10. There is a cost.

For more information and cost, call the club.


Moore Township Athletic Association is holding sign-ups for fall sports — including soccer, football, baseball, softball and cheerleading — 10 a.m.-noon June 3.