A new tradition started on Thursday at the Trailhead in Slatington. Through the help of various community members and businesses, the new “Trees at the Trail” was introduced.
Five trees were purchased to represent the last five years that the committee worked to get electricity run to the side of the parking lot across from the pavilion. Keith Schaffer, owner of Diggity Dogs, located at the Trail, got help from some of his customers. Also, David German and Doug Wanamaker donated a large amount of their time and talents to help with the electrical work, and Jay Balliet of J’s Landscaping and Lawn Care donated his landscaping skills.
Two of the trees were decorated in honor of two big supporters of the area who died in 2022.
“One tree is in honor of Mr. Peter Papay, and has Pabst beer cans decorating it,” Nancy Treskot, a volunteer with the trail, said.
“The other tree with all the cars and photos on is in honor of Kenneth ‘Buzzy’ Rabenold, who operated Buzzy’s Auto Body. Both men were big supporters for the Trail, and both passed away this year.”
“We want to make this a place for people to come and enjoy the outdoors; bring your kids and not have to worry about it,” Treskow said.
Christmas lights light up the Slatington Trail, where new electric lines were run. JAMES LOGUE JR./SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Pabst Beer cans adorn a tree dedicated to Peter Papay who died this year.
Family and friends of Kenneth “Buzzy” Rabenold encircle the tree dedicated to his memory at the Slatington Trail.