Sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association, will be held Thursday, DECEMBER 5 at 6:30 PM; once the tree has been lit, Santa will move everyone inside for a musical performance by the Whitehall High School Chorale. Hot Chocolate and Donuts are served after the program and all children receive a small gift bag. Come Join Us!
The Coplay Sports annual Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday, DECEMBER 15 at 10:30 AM beginning on South Front St, rain/snow date Saturday, DECEMBER 21 and Sunday, DECEMBER 22. If you would like Santa to deliver a gift to your child, simply wrap the present, securely attach the child’s name and address, and place it in a paper shopping bag. Gifts must be dropped off at the Coplay Sports Fieldhouse on Friday, DECEMBER 13 from 6 – 8 PM or Saturday, DECEMBER 14 from10 AM – 2 PM. Have child ready to come out and accept their gift when Santa arrives at your house. Cooperation makes this program a success! Please call Rick with questions, 484-353-9376.
Santa will be visiting the Fire Station Saturday, DECEMBER 7 from 12 – 4 PM. Pictures are FREE; just bring your own camera. Children will receive a gift. Come out and get in the holiday spirit! We hope to see you there. For additional information contact the station at 610-262-2005 or email email@example.com.
In the event of a fire, the fire department must quickly locate and hook up to the closest hydrant to get water. If a hydrant is buried by snow, it is difficult to find and valuable time is lost locating and accessing it. This delay may disrupt firefighting efforts allowing the fire to grow. A fire doubles in size every 30 seconds! Please take a few extra minutes in your winter clean up efforts to clear the area around a fire hydrant. It will make a difference!
Looking for an opportunity to get involved in your community? Serving on the Zoning Board may be a great place to start! This board meets as needed to address zoning concerns, appeals, subdivision proposals and variance requests. It offers an ideal opportunity to take part in borough procedures. There is one seat presently open, serving a 3 year term.
There is also one opening on the Coplay Library Board. This Board is tasked with all aspects of running the Library. If interested, please forward a completed “Join a Board” form, found on the borough website or a letter of interest to Borough Council, 98 South 4th Street, Coplay, PA 18037.
As 2013 draws to a close, I would like to wish all residents a Happy Holiday season and thank you for the opportunity to serve our community as your Mayor. I am looking forward to continuing working with you through the New Year. As the weather continues to get colder, please take time to check on your neighbors, especially if they are older or live alone.
Any resident wishing to share suggestions or concerns may reach me at 484-239-1611 or via email, click here.
The next workshop meeting will be held Tuesday, DECEMBER 3 at 7 PM; Council Meeting Tuesday, DECEMBER 10 at 7 PM; Special Meeting Monday, DECEMBER 16 at 6:30 PM; Reorganization Meeting, Monday, JANUARY 6 at 7 PM. The proposed 2014 budget is available for review on our website.
The Borough Office will be closed Tuesday, DECEMBER 24 and Wednesday, DECEMBER 25 for the Christmas Holiday.
Board Meeting Thursday, DECEMBER 12 at 7 PM in Council Chambers. Story Time Saturday, DECEMBER 21 at 11 AM; please note the new time! Scrabble Night Monday, DECEMBER 23 at 5 PM. The Library will be closed Tuesday, DECEMBER 24 and Wednesday, DECEMBER 25 for the Christmas Holiday.
HELP WANTED - Accepting applications for Head Librarian/Director. Right applicant will have their accreditation or will be allowed to acquire proper certificates within one year. Must have leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with library trustees, elected officials, community groups and patrons. Must have the ability to supervise and motivate library staff and volunteers. Computer skills including Excel, Microsoft Word, Facebook, media relations and website updates are part of the job. Flexible schedule approx. 29 hours a week including one or two Saturdays and some nights. Also accepting applications for Part-Time Library Assistant, computer skills, Microsoft Word and Excel necessary; training 7 hr/week, after training approx. 15- 20 hrs/week including Tuesday, Thursday night, Friday day and 1-2 Saturdays a month. Background check, Criminal History and Child Abuse clearances required. Interested candidates should forward resume and cover letter to Coplay Library Board, 98 South 4th Street, Coplay PA 18037 no later than Friday, DECEMBER 13.
For more information visit the library website, click here or call 610-262-7351
The Deptartment received 208 calls in October, 2013. Arrests: Retail Theft – 1; Traffic – 31, Parking Tickets – 50.
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
Gym located on 2nd floor of Coplay Municipal Building, check board for meeting dates;
Contact Information: Bev 610-262-0909
Next meeting will be held Monday, January 27 at 7 PM in Council Chambers.
Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487
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
donations made payable to “Coplay Fireworks” to 1306 Riverview Dr., Walnutport, PA 18088
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Garden Hint: Remove foil or paper wrap from flowerpots as soon as you get the plant home or cut a large hole in the bottom of the foil to let excess water drain out. Otherwise the plant can get overwatered and you will not know it.
Contact information: Jane 610-261-1243
Join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, DECEMBER 2 and Monday, DECEMBER 16 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
Will not meet until after the Holidays, there will be a reorganization meeting scheduled for January, date to be determined, check your January newsletter. Contract information: Steve 610-703-8487
Would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! Thank you to all who have donated to this year’s fund drive, your support allows us to continue to offer fun community events and help our neighbors in need. 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
Available to any borough resident, proof of residency required, open 2nd Tuesday of each month; DECEMBER 10 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
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
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All are welcome to join us at our next monthly meeting, Wednesday, DECEMBER 18 at 7 PM in Council Chambers. If any resident would like the Coplay Newsletter delivered to them, 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, DECEMBER 14 and DECEMBER 28. If the weather is bad, these walks will be cancelled.
Feral Cat Committee – meets Sunday, DECEMBER 15 at 2 PM, Sam Owens Restaurant. Consider volunteering with this popular committee well–known throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Contact information: Joan 610-440-1806
will offer an open house of their model railroad display, located on the 2nd Floor of the Coplay Municipal Building, on Thursday, DECEMBER 5 from 7 – 9 PM; Saturday, DECEMBER 14, DECEMBER 21 and DECEMBER 28 and Sunday, DECEMBER 15, DECEMBER 22, and DECEMBER 29 from 1 – 4 PM. 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
Our next workday is Saturday, DECEMBER 14 (Coplay); we meet at 8 AM at the North Ruch & Chestnut St Trailhead. Public meeting is Tuesday, DECEMBER 17 at 7 PM at the Coplay Municipal Building.
Contact information: Dale 610-405-1025
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
Join the Y and become part of a community that encourages fun, friendship and endless possibilities. We offer free child watch and free group fitness classes to our members! Summer Hours are Mon-Fri 5:30 AM -8:45 PM, Sat 7:30 AM-3:45 PM, and closed Sun through Sept 9. For a full list of programs and registration information,contact the YMCA or visit their website, click here
Contact information: YMCA 610-264-5221
Is held at the Whitehall High School Pool, Monday and Wednesday evenings, Family Swim 7 – 8 PM; Adult Swim 8 – 9 PM, resumes January 6. 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.
Held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7 – 8 PM at the Whitehall High School Pool resumes January 7. 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.
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.
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.
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.