Slatington history book

To help commemorate the 150th anniversary of Slatington, the history committee of Slatington formally announced the publishing of a new history book about Slatington. This history book entitled "Slatington 150: More Stories To Share," will be published by Chernay Printing of Coopersburg.

The book will include family histories, profiles on notable Slatingtonians, disasters to hit Slatington, histories on businesses, churches and volunteer organizations and previously unpublished photos. In addition, the book will include a first-of-its-kind comprehensive sports history of Slatington and Northern Lehigh High School teams.

Only 500 copies will be printed.

Delivery of the book is expected in the second half of 2014. Orders for the new book will be taken during the Slatington 150th Kickoff Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Covered Bridge on Seventh Street in Slatington. At that time, books may be ordered between 4-8 p.m.

To help offset the cost of these books, page sponsorships for $25 and a patron list for $5 are being offered. Patrons can sponsor the subject matter or family history of their choosing. Page sponsors will appear in bold at the bottom of the book's pages. Patron list sponsors will be listed at the back of the book.

The history committee is also still looking for people to submit old photos, postcards, family histories and anecdotes/memories to be included in the new book.

Persons interested in submitting information for use in the book may upload the information to the committee's Facebook page Slatington 150 History Committee, or email candycemerkle@yahoo.com; timjudysnyder@yahoo.com, or stettner@ptd.net.

For more information on book ordering, sponsorships or submitting information, contact Candyce at (610) 767-4795, Tim at (610) 767-5935, or Robert at (610) 767-7626.

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club will hold a steak dinner at the Skeet Club on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Lions celebrating birthdays are Steven Dotta (Aug. 22), Claude Fenstermaker Jr., (Aug. 23), John Tarafas (Aug. 29), and Luther Achey (Aug. 31).