Dedication of marker
Everyone is invited for the dedication of the recently completed community gateway and beautification enhancements. The outdoor ceremony will include the unveiling of a special marker in memory of the late state Sen. James J. Rhoades, who provided the funding for the project. Family representatives, Sen. David G. Argall, and other dignitaries will be on hand for the ceremony. It will be at the corner of Main and Lehigh streets (between the canal and Lehigh River Bridge), Walnutport, at 10 a.m., rain or shine on Thursday, Oct. 8.
Walnutport Canal Festival
Walnutport Canal Festival will be held along the canal on Sunday, Oct. 18 from noon to 6 p.m. There is no admission fee and parking is free. Entertainment includes Jay Smar, The Ruch Minstrel, The Breaker Boys, Mighty Fine Line String Band, The Forgotten Mountain Boys and Ken Purcell. Free attractions include Lehigh Valley Zoo Birds of Prey, Lenni Lenape Culture, Gov. Wolf Historical Society, New Tripoli Historical Society, Carbon County Friends of Animals, and Equestrian Demonstrations.