HIGHLIGHTS

COMMMUNITY EGG HUNT

      Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association sponsored annual Community Egg Hunt Saturday, APRIL 19 at 1 PM; rain date Monday, April 21. The Egg Hunt, held on the grounds of St. Peters Church, 5th & Center Streets, is for all borough children up to age 10. 1,200 plastic eggs, filled with jellybeans, are scattered on the lawn and 10 prize eggs awarded in each age group; only 1 prize per child. Age groups are 0-2; 3&4; 5&6; 7&8 and 9&10. Come early to find your child’s age group and bring your camera as Roger Rabbit will be available for photos. Do NOT call St. Peters Rectory with questions regarding the egg hunt or cancellation; call Roni at 484-554-8626.

YARD WASTE

      Borough wide collection begins Friday, APRIL 4 . Grass clippings and yard waste can be placed together in OPEN containers not heavier than one man can lift safely or it will be left behind. Bags of any kind, even those designated for “Yard Waste” or “Grass”, are NOT accepted at our dumping station and therefore will not be collected. Branches from trees and bushes must be no longer than 3’ in length and properly secured for easy removal.

      The Fire Department is selling vouchers for Dan Schantz Greenhouse. Vouchers are $15.00 each and can be used for: One 10” Hanging Basket, One 16” Bag of Bloom or One Flat of vegetables or annuals. Vouchers are valid May 1 – June 30 at Dan Schantz located at Lehigh St & I78, Allentown. Orders and money are due APRIL 23, vouchers available APRIL 28. We also have benefit coupons available – for every $10 you spend at Dan Schantz, the Fire Department will receive $2. For more information contact the Fire Department by Email, Click Here or 610-262-2005 and leave a message, someone will return your call.

SPONSOR A BANNER

      The Coplay Planning Commission would like to thank everyone who responded to the Community Banner Program! We are pleased to announce that 70 banners will soon adorn light poles throughout Coplay. The colorful banners are sure to boost community pride. Next Coplay Planning Commission meeting is Tuesday, APRIL 22 at 7pm in council chambers.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

      The Borough of Coplay has established a Facebook page to notify residents of upcoming borough events, alerts, public notices and emergencies happening in our town. Visit our Page, Like us Today!! Click Here

HELP WANTED

      We are accepting applications for Part-Time Office Clerk at the Coplay Borough Office, 30 hours per week. Interested individuals should be comfortable with all facets of office work including use of computer, typewriter, Microsoft Word, Excel; good organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and customer service skills essential. Complete an application at the Borough Office, Monday thru Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm. Deadline to apply is Friday, APRIL 18 .

FROM THE DESK OF
MAYOR BUNDRA

      Finally, Finally, Finally! I believe it is safe to say the Arctic Blast is through, at least until December. With the melting snow and hints of spring, I am hopeful winter blues are being chased away. May each of you enjoy this season of renewal and have a Happy Easter.
          Any resident wishing to share suggestions or concerns may reach me at 484-239-1611 or via email, click here.

COUNCIL NEWS

      The Workshop Meeting is Tuesday, APRIL 1 at 7 PM; Council Meeting Tuesday, APRIL 8 at 7 PM.

BOROUGH HAPPENINGS

COPLAY LIBRARY

      Board Meeting Thursday, APRIL 10 at 7 PM in Council Chambers. Story Time Saturday, APRIL 19 at 11 AM. Scrabble Night Monday, APRIL 28 at 5 PM. SPRING BOOK/BAKE SALE Friday, APRIL 4 and Saturday, APRIL 5 from 11 AM – 4 PM.           For more information visit the library website, click here or call 610-262-7351.

COPLAY POLICE

      The Deptartment received 178 calls in February, 2014. Arrests: Controlled Substance - 1; Traffic – 10; Parking Tickets – 23.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS INFO

COPLAY AMERICAN LEGION

      Did you know…if you fly an American Flag at your home and are replacing it because it is worn, there is an old mailbox out front of our Post to dispose of worn flags properly.
          Contact Information: Larry 610-262-4133

COPLAY ATHLETIC CLUB

      Gym located on 2nd floor of Coplay Municipal Building, check board for meeting dates;
          Contact Information: Bev 610-262-0909

COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS

      Next meeting will be held Monday, APRIL 28 at 7 PM in Council Chambers.
          Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487

COPLAY NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH

      This passive group of concerned Coplay residents is always vigilant concerning any unusual persons or activities in the neighborhood. They then report this to the local Police department. Laminated window Crime Watch signs and Vial of Life kits are always available free of charge for anyone, to be used in your home. A “V” orange sticker is to be placed on a front window/door, another is placed on the refrigerator door and the Vial is put inside the refrigerator with your medical history/medication information. In case of an emergency, this alerts medical personnel coming to your home, where to find your medical history, saving critical time. Please contact us at the number below to request a kit.
          Contact information: Frank 610-262-0802

COPLAY DEMOCRATIC CLUB

      Pis holding membership and voter registration drives. The May Primary will be here before you know it. Register and vote! Annual dues are only $2.00 per year. For more information contact Bill at 610 751-2745 or Bev at 610 262-0909.
          Contact information: Bill 610-751-2745

COPLAY GARDEN CLUB

      will meet Thursday, APRIL 24 at 7 PM at St. John’s, 18 S 3rd St. Program Topic: “DIY Garden Plant Makers” by Mary Smith. Garden Hint: Bulb plants should always be watered from the bottom. Fill a saucer or kitchen sink with water and let the plant sit in it.
          Contact information: Jane 610-261-1243

COPLAY LIONS CLUB

      Join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, APRIL 7 and Monday, APRIL 21 at 7:15 PM at the Coplay Saengerbund, S 5th St. Coplay. All are welcome as we work together to help our neighbors.
          Contact information: Larry 610-262-4133

COPLAY PARK & RECREATION BOARD

      Meeting scheduled for Monday, APRIL 14 at 7 PM, in Council Chambers. Contract information: Steve 610-703-8487

COPLAY RECREATION & WELFARE Assn.

      Plans are finalized for our annual Community Egg Hunt to be held Saturday, APRIL 19 . New members are always welcome! If you are interested in learning more or joining, contact Al at the number below.
        Convalescent equipment, such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and canes is available if needed for one day, an outing over the weekend, or for however long is necessary; contact Faye, number below; requests require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to organize, please respect this policy.
          Contact information: Al 610-262-8625
          Convalescent Equipment: Faye 610-262-5335

Coplay REC & WELFARE ASSN. FOOD BANK

      Available to any borough resident, proof of residency required, open 2nd Tuesday of each month; APRIL 8 from 9 – 10:30 AM in the municipal building basement. Any donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the borough office during business hours.
          Contact information: Louise 610-262-9351

COPLAY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

      If you want to support Coplay kids defray some college, university, technical school or police academy costs, consider a donation to the CSFC. Send a check to: CSFC – 19 N 5th St, Coplay, PA 18037 or contact Bill via email, click here for more information.
          Contact information: Bill 610-751-2745

COPLAY SPORTS

      BBecause of the snow, we have added an additional baseball/softball sign up day; Final registration MARCH 1 10AM – 12 PM. Visit our website at www.coplaysports.org or email the address below with questions. Next meeting will be held Wednesday, MARCH 12 at 7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse. Visit our website at email Coplay Sports

COPLAY TOWN WATCH

      all are welcome to join us at our monthly meeting, Wednesday, APRIL 16 at 7 PM in Council Chambers. Upcoming Events include Children’s Bike Derby, MAY 24, Regional Town Watch picnic planned for June 16 , and National Night out against Crime August 5. If you would like the Coplay Newsletter delivered, please contact us. Contact via email Karl or Bill for membership info.

          WATCH WALKS 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. Join us as we greet neighbors and pick up loose garbage. Meet at Sam Owen’s Restaurant at 9 AM, Saturday, APRIL 12 and APRIL 26. If the weather is bad, these walks will be cancelled.

          FERAL CAT COMMITTEE – held election of officers in February; Joan Jacoby – Treasurer, Bill Leiner – Secretary, Contact Person – Dennis Gery. Our next meeting is Sunday, APRIL 27 at 2 PM, Sam Owens Restaurant. Consider volunteering with this popular committee well–known throughout the Lehigh Valley.
          Contact information: Joan 610-440-1806

          PROPERTIES OF MERIT – reorganization meeting Sunday, APRIL 27 at 2 PM at Paulie’s Restaurant. Consider attending this fun meeting as we work to recognize beautiful properties in Coplay. Call Sophie at 484-554-5213 or Bill at 610-751-2745 for more information.

EXPLORER POST 101

      Our mission is promoting youth ages 14-20 interest in the hobby of model railroading. We meet every Thursday at 7:30 PM, upstairs in the Coplay Municipal Building.
          Contact information: Jake 610-965-2598

IRONTON RAIL TRAIL

      Our next workday is Saturday, APRIL 12 (North Whitehall); we meet at 8 AM at the North Ruch & Chestnut St Trailhead. Public meeting is Tuesday, APRIL 15 at 7 PM at the North Whitehall Municipal Building.
          Contact information: Dale 610-405-1025

SENIOR CITIZENS

meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 1 PM at the Fire Building; always looking for New members!
          Contact information: Ann Marie 610-231-8798

SUBURBAN NORTH YMCA

          For a full list of programs and registration information,contact the YMCA or visit their website, click here
          Contact information: YMCA 610-264-5221

EVENTS

SPRING PLANT SALE

      Trinity UCC is again selling vouchers for Hickory Grove Greenhouse. Vouchers can be ordered for $18 each until APRIL 15. Each voucher entitles you to one tray of bedding flowers/vegetables or one hanging basket for $17.99. They are redeemable May 1 thru May 31. Contact Trinity UCC at 610-262-8933 or Carol 610-262-7322.

COPLAY SAENGERBUND FRIDAY NIGHT BANDS

      Bands at the Bund 2014 begin on Friday, MAY 2. Gates open at 5 pm, kitchen open, $3 admission. May schedule as follows: MAY 2 Toga Party; MAY 9 New Constitution; MAY 16 She Said Sunday; MAY 23 Alias; and MAY 30 Common Bond. See you there!

VERA BRADLEY & CASH BINGO

      Join us Friday, MAY 2 at Trinity UCC, 3rd & Coplay Streets. Tickets are $25.00 for 25 games (what a bargain!) Extra games are available to purchase. There will be food, fun, raffles and a Chinese auction and most importantly BINGO! Doors open at 5:30 PM, Bingo begins at 7 PM. There is limited seating so RESERVE your seat NOW! Join our event on Facebook, search “Vera Bradley & Ca$h Bingo” or call the church office at 610-262-8933.

FREE PUBLIC SWIM

      is held at the Whitehall High School Pool, Monday and Wednesday evenings, Family Swim 7 – 8 PM until April 2; Adult Swim 8 – 9 PM until May 7. Children 10 and under MUST be supervised by a parent or legal guardian. This activity is for Whitehall/Coplay residents only and a photo ID proving residency is required.

AQUA AEROBICS

      held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7 – 8 PM at the Whitehall High School Pool. Spring Session begins MARCH 4 , ends April 29. Cost is $55 for residents, $65 for non-residents. Please call the Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau at 610-437-5524 ext. 160 for more information.

GIRL SCOUTS

      Join the Fun! Serving girls in grades K-12 through weekly meetings and community outings. Contact Stacy Zellner at 610 443-0217 or email, click here to find a troop near you.

AEROBICS

      Is offered Monday 7PM, Wednesday 7 PM & Saturday 8:45 AM at the Municipal Building. Cost is just $1 per class with no attendance requirements. Bring a Mat if you prefer.

LITERACY CENTER

      Is offering Free GED classes at Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6 – 8:30 PM beginning January 31. Call 610-435-0680 ext. 122 for more information or to register. Also see their website for additional programs and volunteer opportunities.