Bulletin Board

Chilly La Saver

As our celebration for Community Banking Month comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to send out a much appreciated “Thank You” to our loyal customers for their constant and faithful support to make Community Banking Month a great success. At the Blood Drive with Miller-Keystone Blood Bank, many people will be helped through donations from employees, customers and other community members, totaling 19 Donors and 13 Successful. At our Shred Event, over 6,598 lbs. of documents were shredded in 41/2 hours! We also highlighted/showcased many community groups in our lobby, including The Pet Sanctuary of Haafsville which was set-up outside with some canine friends. The celebration culminated with our Customer Appreciation Day, as we provided free refreshments, ice cream, balloons, family humor by PitStop the Clown, Radio Station B104 broadcasting live at the bank, and no celebration is complete without some contests:

Coloring Contest: Ages Under 3 winner Derek A.; Ages 3 – 4 winner Katie K.; Ages 5 – 8 winner Lacey C.; Ages 7-8 winner Gabe G.; Ages 9-12 winner Andrew G.; All winners won a 2015 Proof Coin Set

Crayon Container Guess: 1st place Roger S. won a 2015 Proof Coin Set with guess of 225, Jeremy M. won a Neffs Bank Lunch Bag Cooler with guess of 220, Debra H. won a Neffs Bank Portfolio with guess of 220 and Kevin K. won a Neffs Bank Portfolio with a guess of 220. Yes, there was a three way tie which was resolved by blind draw. What are the odds!

The Neffs National Bank Themed Basket Drawing: Winner is Roger S.

Congratulations to all the winners and Thank You to everyone who joined in the Community Banking Month Celebration!


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.

May 21: Chicken Bar-B-Que @ Schnecksville Grange Hall

Saturday, 11:00am - 2:00pm; Sponsored by Lehigh-Northampton Pomona Grange #68; Held at Schnecksville Grange Hall, 5322 Route 873, Schnecksville. Dinner Includes: 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Pepper Cabbage, Applesauce, and Dinner Roll. Cost: $9.00 ~ Eat-In or Take-Out ~ Limited Amount of Extras ~ Advance Orders Recommended. Call: 610-262-2479.

Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Allentown Fair Queen program.  For the past 7 years, Lehigh-Northampton County Grange #68 has been sponsoring the $1,000 scholarship that is awarded to the Fair Queen.  This year our special guest will be the 2015 Allentown Fair Queen, Aliza Nyce.  She will be helping us serve the dinner.  So, support this annual fundriser....come over and meet Aliza, and enjoy a delicious Chicken BBQ Dinner, too!

May 22: Basket Raffle @ Friedens Fire Company to benefit 109th Annual Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade

Sunday, 11:00am to 3:00pm, Drawing at 3:00pm; Held at Friedens Fire Company, Friedens Road, Slatington. Tickets are $5.00 or 5 for $20. Kitchen will be Open. Sponsored by the Northern Lehigh Events Committee. Basket Raffle to benefit the 109th Annual Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade. To donate Baskets or for more information please call Karen 610-462-7314 or Laurie 610-462-7301. To donate Baked Goods for Bake Sale, email Ellen Yenser at * Halloweenbakesale@yahoo.com.

June 4: Senior Social @ Orefield Middle School Gym

Saturday, 6:00 to 9:00pm, Orefield Middle School Gym, 2675 PA 309, Orefield, PA 18069; Come join us for... Music, Dancing, Basket Raffle, Portraits by Christmas City Studios; RSVP at 610-351-5900 ext. 41234; Sponsored by: OMS Builders Club.  Be There or Be Square!

June 5: Church Picnic and Basket Social @ Heidelberg Union Church

Sunday, 12:30 to 6:00pm, Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Rd, Slatington, PA 18080(rain or shine). Basket Social Drawing @ 5:00pm. Music by Jack and Friends, Children's games and playground, food available for purchase. Model A Antique Cars invited! www.uccheidelberg.org (Contact the Church Office if you have any questions at 610-767-4740)

We are reaching out to area businesses to help us make this event a success. It would be greatly appreciated if your business could contribute a basket, a gift certificate, or a door prize for this event. Thank you for your consideration, even if it is not convenient at this time for you to contribute to our Basket Social. Contact to donate: Betty at 610-767-6949.

June 20-24; July 11-15, August 1-5: 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 @ 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.

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