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Hokendauqua: Haunted Hayrides in the Parkway scheduled to start Sept. 30

Get ready for Haunted Hayrides in the Parkway!

The weekend dates include Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29, all 7-11 p.m., at Whitehall Parkway, 4689 S. Church St.

There is a cost. Proceeds benefit Whitehall Fire Department. Discount coupons can be found at whitehallfd.org.

Refreshments and free parking will be available.

For more information, call the recreation bureau at 610-437-5524, ext. 1165.


Reminder: Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau’s aqua aerobics classes continue 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 10 at the Whitehall High School natatorium, 3800 Mechanicsville Road.

The cost for the program is cheaper for township residents.

For more information and to register, visit the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road, or call 610-437-5524, ext. 1135, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.


Online registration for Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association girls and boys basketball for the 2022-23 season is open through Oct. 8 at hokeypark.com.

For information or for coaching opportunities for boys basketball, email Matt Shultz at boysbasketball@hokeypark.com; for girls basketball, email Todd Dunbar at girlsbasketball@hokeypark.com.


Hokey Athletic Association will be holding a car wash fundraiser 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 9 at Hometown Auto Spa, 3318 Seventh St. The cost of the ticket is cheaper when purchased in advance at the snack stand when it is open.

For more information, visit the association’s website, clubs.bluesombrero.com/hokeyaafc, or Facebook page.


Mark your calendar for the annual Halloween parade, food truck and bonfire, to be held Oct. 13.

The parade begins 7 p.m., with staging in the south parking lot of the At Home store, 2520 MacArthur Road. The parade will proceed onto Schadt Avenue toward Mauch Chunk Road, turn right at Schadt Avenue Park, continue down Campus Drive and weave through the Whitehall-Coplay School District campus.

Refreshments and food will be provided at the Schadt Avenue parking lot by Caribbean Islands Cuisine, The Flying Deutschman, Hoff’s Kettle Corn and Vince’s Cheesesteaks.

The bonfire, with entertainment by Crippled Moonshine, will follow the parade, near the parking lot of the football stadium.

For more information, contact Michele Dragovits, parade director, at 610-437-5524, ext. 1165, or mdragovits@whitehalltownship.com.


Pink Pumpkins Coins 4 Chemo will hold a Bags, Booze and Bucks Bingo Bash during Harvest Fest Oct. 15 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

Doors to the inside vendors and basket raffle open 10 a.m., and doors to the bingo hall open 11 a.m.

Tickets are cheaper when purchased in advance.

For further information, visit pinkpumpkinscoins4chemo.org/2021/09/07/harvest-festival.


Whitehall will hold an electronics recycling and document shredding event Oct. 22, planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or until trucks are full, behind Whitehall-Coplay Middle School, 2930 Zephyr Blvd.

This event is for Whitehall residents only. Proof of residency will be required.

During the drop-off, you must stay in your car and have exact change or a check, made payable to Responsible Recycling Services, prepared. An envelope is preferred.

Visit whitehalltownship.org/rec/recyclingevent.pdf for further information.


Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will be holding a trunk or treat 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 22.

Enjoy games, crafts, cupcake decorating, music, hot dogs and a Halloween basket raffle.


Email your Hokendauqua events or news to skoch@tnonline.com by Oct. 7 to meet the deadline.