Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Block Party - Old Home Week in Catasauqua

Just got back from the The Downtown Block Party and it was nice.  I wish I would of seen more people out there to support those vendors that are participating.  I also which more churches, including mine would of participated.  I know everyone is busy at this time and volunteers are hard to find - so kudos to those who can and are out there today.

The Block Party followed the 5K Race held this morning - Parke said he was going to run it but I forgot to wake him but Congrats to those who did.  Runners that I know - Jaime "the Birthday Girl" Khouri (by the way Jaime you looked good running past my house especially after coming up the Walnut Street Hill), Bradshaw Henning - I didn't see you but I heard you did - also Montana and her Mom, all members of Salem UCC - WOO HOO!

I must say the music was great - just got there in time to hear the Phat Boys.  Besides being a little chubby they are and excellent band.  Then we hit the Library to check out the history exhibit.  It was very informative!  I loved looking at everything.  So much history for this small little town of ours.  We should be proud!  What a great reason to celebrate.

We meandered down the street to check out the food - pulled pork was certainly on a lot of menus (Did FeFe and Ferrous wander into town...hmmmm I wonder?)  Any way there was also halupkies, haluski, and I saw pizza, some desserts.  A little of everything.    I decided on the pulled pork from Evonne's Sandwich Shop and what a good decision it was.  Served in a hoagie roll it was very filling and really yummy.  

I really wanted to stay longer and listen to the Blackbird Society Orchestra - OMG it was like stepping back in time.  The singer sang into a megaphone - shades of Rudy Vallee.  They are really great.

It was a nice time with bf, Parke.  We sat under a tree and ate - listening to the music and sounds of Catty.  I can't help but love this town and the people in it. 

Some more events coming up this weekend -

Later Today

Saturday June 28, 6pm @ Willow Brook Farms

The 28th is capped off with a Square Dance and barbeque at the old stone barn at Willow Brook Farms. There will be wagon tours of the farm beginning at 5:30. Music will be provided by Diane Hartzell (caller) and the Contra Deceptives with Mr. Peifley as a featured guest caller!
Note:Due to Fire Code Regulations, the dance & BBQ will not be in the old stone barn, but will be outside at the lake by the kilns.
Directions: Enter off of Howertown Road at Fuller Drive, just south of the Willow Brook Golf Club. At the end of the tree-lined drive, turn right onto the narrow paved road (there will be a barrier for thru traffic). Parking will be at the end of the road.

I ask myself  - What lake - what kilns?  Can I just come out a watch?
and tomorrow - 

June 29, Sunday In The Park

A whole day of family activities and entertainment in the Catty Park will begin at 10am with a community worship service, featuring local church choir music. The Suburban North Family YMCA will be having all types of athletic competitions and events throughout the day and throughout the park for participants and fans; plus there will be games inside the pool area, so bring your swim suits. Community organizations are invited to sell food. Artist and Crafters are invited to set up tables and/or booths. Demonstrations will go on throughout the day, including dance, martial arts, quilting, blacksmithing and other historic crafts. Music will be provided by Tavern Tan & Common Bond. There will be picture and memorabilia displays of Catasauqua’s history. More events just for the kids include the Catty police bike rodeo, crafts and an “Animal Kingdom”.

So there are many opportunities this weekend and next to enjoy our town - not stop reading and get out there.

and that's Another Day in Catasauqua