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Hokendauqua: Fundraiser to be held Nov. 28 for Zephyr boys basketball

There is a dine and donate event scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Nov. 28 at Keystone Pub, 1410 Grape St., Whitehall, to support Zephyr boys basketball. A basket auction and 50/50 drawing are part of the night.

For further information, call Michelle Rader at 610-392-0708.


Whitehall Township will hold its annual tree-lighting celebration 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

There will be light refreshments offered and a special visitor from the North Pole. Entertainment includes Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center and Whitehall Chorale.

For more details, contact Tony Cocca at the recreation office at 610-437-5524, ext. 1135, or by email at tcocca@whitehalltownship.com.


Whitehall is hosting a bus trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square Dec. 10. The bus will leave the municipal building 2 p.m. and will depart the attraction site 10 p.m.

The cost of a ticket - $80 - includes transportation and admission.

For the registration form, visit whitehalltownship.org/rec/registrationforms.pdf. The form and check/money order should be payable and sent to Whitehall Township, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall 18052.

For further details, contact Cocca.


St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2819 MacArthur Road, will host a pictures with Santa event 1-4 p.m. Dec. 11. Just bring your own camera to have these memories captured.

There will also be hot chocolate and crafts at this free event.

For further information, call the church at 610-821-8725.


Whitehall Fire Department Station 38 and Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will be conducting their annual Operation Santa Dec. 11. Gift drop-offs will not be held this year. Instead, Santa and his helpers will be handing out treats and accepting donations.

The Christmas tree farm will also not be open this season due to a shortage of trees, according to the station’s Facebook page. The station hopes to be able to continue this tradition in 2023 and wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.


St. John’s UCC will hold its Christmas cantata 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18.

Call the church for more information.


A Blue Christmas/Longest Night service is set for 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. John’s UCC. This service is for those who find the holidays to be difficult to navigate, whether from the loss of loved ones, depression or loneliness.

For further information, call the church.


Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative is hosting a free community meal 4-6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St. The meal is guaranteed for the first 100 guests.

For more information, call the church office at 610-434-8661.


Email your Hokendauqua events or news to skoch@tnonline.com by Dec. 2 to meet the deadline.

Happy Thanksgiving!