Bulletin Board

2016 w c backpack

We are proud to be a  Wesley Church Backpack Collection Site Sponsor.  We will be collecting school supplies from July 18th until August 12th.  According to the 2010 census, more than 8,000 children live at or below poverty in the Lehigh Valley and nearly one in five children in Pennsylvania lives in poverty, according to the data from the Census bureau. These statistics are scary and we hope you will join us in supporting this worthwhile cause.  You can drop off your donations in the Lobby between July 18 to August 12th during banking hours.  Your donations will be picked up for the "Backpack Festival" on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Wesley Church, 2540 Center St, Bethlehem, PA 18017.  Some needed items are: No. 2 pencils, 24-count Crayola crayons, markers, black dry erase markers, kid rulers, folders, children’s safety scissors, small packs of tissues, erasers, pencil/pen case, glue sticks.  Thank you in advance for you support!



As part of our community outreach, we are providing a community bulletin board which will enable you to find the dates of special events or items of interest.    

If you have questions on the events listed below or if you would like to have your organization's meetings/events published, please contact us by calling 610-767-3875 or e-mail us by clicking here. Thank you for your continuous support of the community!

Ongoing:  Quilt Tops By Hand @ Union Lutheran Church 

Busy Bee Quilters

A Quilt top isn't really a quilt until it's sandwiched with batting and backing, quilted or tied, and bound around the edges.  This lost art is hard to come by, but at Union Lutheran Church they still quilt tops by hand, no machines
If you have a quilt top that needs to be finished, they can do it for you.  Call the church office at 610-767-6884 for more information and pricing  (Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Rte. 873, Schnecksville, PA 18078 ~ 610-767-6884).

Ongoing:  Lehigh Gap Nature Center

2016 Calendar of Events

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center offers year round events, projects, programs, clubs, walks, hikes and so much more. Please visit the website at *www.lgnc.org and/or check out the LGNC 2016 Calendar of Eventspdf. There is something for everyone and every age. The Lehigh Gap Nature Center is a non-profit, member-run conservation organization located in the Lehigh Gap of Pennsylvania at the foot of the Kittatinny Ridge, between the towns of Slatington and Palmerton. The mission is to preserve wildlife and habitat through conservation, education, and research for the benefit of the earth and all its inhabitants.


Ongoing:  Images of America Book Series

Images of America

Introducing the New Images of America Book Series: Slatington, Walnutport & Washington Township by Sean & Johanna Billings for Northern Lehigh Future Focus at $20.00 each. Available at D. L. Stevens Antiques, Pop's Beverage, Slatington Beverage, Slatington Library, and Walnutport Canal Locktender's House. For More Information Call 610-760-0685.


Ongoing:  Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Leaser Lake

The following is an excerpt from their Mission Statement: "The Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to promote the historical, agricultural, and conservation heritage of Leaser Lake and the surrounding park lands owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the County of Lehigh..." To find out more information, and how you can join in their efforts to repair the dam at Leaser Lake and restore the lake to its original splendor, please visit the website *www.leaserlakeheritage.org.

Ongoing:  Be Creative @ Your Library


There is an exciting schedule of events happening at your library that you won't want to miss! For more information on various events offered at library call 610-397-1361 or go to *www.parklandlibrary.org.  You'll be glad you did!


Ongoing:  New 15th Limited Slatington 150th Ornament Now Available 

The Chamber

New 15th Limited Edition Ornament featuring: Slatington's 150th; Available for only $15.00 each.  Sold by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, a partner of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Limited Edition...Locally Historic... Collector  Christmas Ornament.  Give your family a keepsake gift with meaning...   For anyone who enjoys Slatington Area's Heritage Or any collector of Christmas Ornaments.  Support Your Community. The profits from the ornaments assist in providing community activities and events in the Greater Northern Lehigh Area. The new 15th Edition can be purchased at The Neffs National Bank and other locations which are listed on this Slatington Historical Brass Christmas Ornament order form .

Ongoing:  Lehigh County 4-H Calendar of Events & Donor Form

The Lehigh County 4-H Program relies heavily on private donor support to provide its many programs and activities. You can make a tax deductible contributions by returning the form attached to bottom PDF form along with your donation check made payable to: Lehigh County 4-H Development Fund, Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road,  Room 104, Allentown, PA 18104.  Thank you for your support!

Ongoing:  North Whitehall Township  9 1 1  Reflective Address Signs

North Whitehall Township Emergency Services Organization is selling green metal address signs with white reflective numbers for a cost of $10.00.

During a heavy downpour, a blinding snow storm, or a foggy night your house number may not be visible from the street as well as you think it is.

When the fire company, ambulance or State Police are trying to locate your house in response to an emergency call, minutes matter.

These 9 1 1 address signs are highly visible at night and during bad weather, and will save precious minutes when First Responders are looking for an address.

The signs will have your address displayed on both sides and can be attached vertically or horizontally.

If you want to place an order or would like more information, you can contact the NOVA (Northern Valley Ambulance Corp) business office at 610-262-1075 during business hours, Monday throughout Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.

Your fire company will contact you when your sign is ready. They will have more information on where and how to install the sign.

Ongoing until August 31, 2016:  Slatington Veterans Memorial ~ Buy A Brick

Wednesday, 08/31/16 Deadline for engraved pavers; Slatington Memorial Park, Second & Main Streets; This memorial will serve as a lasting tribute to Veterans who served this country with honor and distinction as well as those who paid the ultimate price in service to their country. Purchase an engraved brick and help fund the Slatington Veterans Memorial. All engraved bricks are 4" X 8" and will be sold for $50. For complete information Contact Us: David Altrichter, Chairman at 610-767-5519 or *ddacreat@ptd.net and Facebook: Slatington Veterans Memorial.

July 22: Good Shepherd UCC- Youth Fellowship, Lemonade Stand

Friday 2:00pm to 5:00pm at The Neff's National Bank, 5629 Route 873, Neffs PA. Come support Good Shepherd UCC Youth Fellowship and have Refreshing Lemonade.

For more information visit www.GoodShepherdSlatedale.org or www.facebook.com/GSUCC.Slatington

July 23: Upper Lehigh Lions Club, Crafts in the Grove

Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm @ Neffs Union Church Grove, 5550 Route 873, Neffs PA. FREE Admission! Breakfast 8 to 11am. Entertainment by DJ - Scott Bateman. Festival Music Nightly 7 to 10pm: Friday July 22- Crazy Hearts, Saturday July 23- The Large Flower Heads(60's music). Free health fair: Lehigh Valley Community Resource Center/Child Saftey ID services, Miller Blood Bank, Sparky the Fire Dog, Blood Pressure Screening and Used Eye Glasses Collected.

Great food and refreshments provided by the Lions, 50/50 Raffle and Games. For more information call 610-966-5929 or 610-261-4399.

July 23: Gold Star Mothers of the Lehigh Valley Christmas in July Basket Social

Saturday, July 23 @ 9:00am to 2:00pm @ Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 2nd Street, Catasauqua. This event is to benefit Wreaths Across America to help pay for wreaths to be laid on all veterans graves at Cedar Hill Memorial Park on December 17, 2016. There are approx. 4300 veterans buried at Cedar Hill. Refreshments Available, along with a bake sale.

For more information call 610-398-1124 or 484-951-6961. Tickets $5 for 25

 August 1 - 5;(June 20-24, July 11-15 ended): Volunteers Needed for Ranch Camp 2016 @ The Gress Mountain Ranch

Monday through Friday (6/20-24, 7/11-15,8/1-5); We need volunteers 18 and older to assist as camp counselors during our annual Ranch Camp at The Gress Mountain Ranch, 3264 Highland Road, Orefield, PA 18069. Enhance your leadership skills while mentoring children in grades 3 through 10 on the basic care, feeding, and health of horses, donkeys, alpacas, goats, and pigs. Training provided. Contact Kathryn Gress at 610-398-2122 or email * GressRanch@gmail.com with "Ranch Camp" in the subject line. Sign up for one, two, or all three weeks! It is preferable that you volunteer for the entire week; however, if you can only do a partial week, we will try to accommodate your request. Animals helping people...people helping animals.

August 6: 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament for the Queen B Project

Saturday at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Rd, Allentown. $95 per Player, includes: 18 Holes Green/Cart Fees, Lunch & Dinner, Beer, Golf Gift, Prizes Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Hole-in-One & Mega Putt.

Registration starts @ 11:30, Lunch/Auction @ 12pm, Shot Gun Start @ 1, Cocktails @ 5:30, Auction last chance @ 6, Dinner @ 6:30, Recognitions & Awards @ 7:30. For more information visit www.queenbproject.org or email Amy at abrein32@gmail.com Early Registration Due Date: July 6 to receive Bonus Gift.


September 1: Slatington Lodge #440 2nd Annual Golf Outing


Thursday at Blue Shamrock Golf Club, 2230 Fireline Rd., Palmerton PA. Masons, Ladies and Friends are all welcome! Registration will begin at 12:30pm, with a shotgun start at 1:30pm.The price is $80 per golfer, and includes a welcome bag and dinner buffet. Not interested in golfing? Join us at the dinner buffet for $25 per person. The day will also consist of raffles, prizes, and contests.

 Yearly we contribute towards scholarships to graduating seniors, Special Olympics, youth sports, active and veteran military families, and so much more! If you would like to donate, contact us for more information 484-225-5912 or email borod35@gmail.com

 Master Sponsor- $300, Fellowcraft- $200, Apprentice- $100.


September 3 & 4: The 1st Annual Kickball Tournament

Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am to 9:00pm, Slatington Skeet Club; Applications Available ~ *www.northernlehighevents.com ~ Music by The Large Flowerheads = Saturday Night; All proceeds benefit the NL Halloween Parade = Longest Running In the USA

September 10: Union UCC's Backyard BBQ Bash 

Saturday 3:30 to 9:00pm, Neffs Church Grove. Union UCC, 5550 Route 873, Neffs PA 18065. Lorah's Pig Roasters and Chicken Dinners, Raffle and 50/50 Drawing, FREE Admission, Live Music Begins at 5:30pm. For more information call 610-767-6961 or visit www.facebook.com/unionneffs or www.unionucc.org