Coplay Borough - Celebrating 150 Years
98 South 4th Street / Coplay, Pa 18037 / 610-262-6088
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Tree lighting will be held Thursday December 6, 2018; festivities begin at 6:30. Entertainment will be by Lori and James, hot chocolate and donuts will be provided. Santa Claus will make an appearance and hand out candy canes. Goody bags for the children will be given.

Friday December 7 the 3rd annual Christmas Party. Tickets go on Sale November 3rd. Locations: Samuel Owens, Reph's, Bacon Strip, A Buzz and Beyond and Tiffany or Kim at Borough Hall. Fundraiser is for the Coplay Community Plaza at the Coplay American Club Pavilion. $5.00 in advance and $7.00 At the door. 2 free complimentary 16oz Beers.

Sunday, December 16 (Snow/Rain date #1 - Saturday, December 22 date #2 - Sunday, December 23 )
Gift Drop Off at the Coplay Sports Field House
666 Potter Terrace Coplay, PA
Entrance is the grey door facing the upper field of the tan building:
Friday, December 14 from 6:00-8:00 PM
& Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Every year, with the support from Coplay Borough officials,
Coplay Sports, INC. sponsors the Annual Christmas Parade.
Borough of Coplay Residents are invited to drop off presents for Santa and the Coplay Sports Elves
to deliver to the eager recipients.
This has become an annual tradition for many Coplay families in which we are honored to be a part of.
We look forward to our sports families volunteering to participate in this year's parade.

Copolopoly will be available to purchase soon! Copolopoly is the Coplay, PA inspired Monopoly game created for the Borough’s 150th anniversary. It includes many local businesses, organizations, events, and historical facts. Each game is $40 and includes the box, board, cards, money, dice, tokens, and a game booklet. Everything in the game is customized to have a Coplay theme. All proceeds benefit the Borough of Coplay. If you have already pre-ordered a game we will contact you when your game is ready to be picked up. Expect a call within a few weeks. Games will be available before Christmas of this year so it’ll make a great Christmas gift! For those of you who did not pre-order, we will make more information available in the coming weeks as to how and where you will be able to purchase the remaining games. Check back on the Borough’s website or our our website: for more information. We are only getting 150 copies of the game made and more than half have been claimed by people who have pre-ordered so if you would like to be put on the pre-order list please contact Justin. You can call Justin at 610-392-2972 or email him at with any questions.

We are pleased to offer FREE community meals on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:30-7 pm all year round. Our next community meal will be Tuesday, DECEMBER 18, at St John's Evangelical Luthern Church 835 3rd Street Whitehall, PA 610-264-8421
For more information:
Shari Noctor
Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative
Direct - 610-266-5241
Janice Stavrou 610-767-7014/
Judy Ehret at
Shel Ehret at

Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 will host an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate the Holidays. The “Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna RR” will be operating two modular layouts constructed by members located on the 2nd floor of the municipal building, 98 S 4th Street.
The display will be open to the public on the following days:
Admission is free, donations welcome.
Saturday, December 15 -12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 -12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 22 -12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 23 -12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 27 -7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 29 -12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 30 -12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 3 -7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 5 -12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 6 -12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Available at the Borough Office are long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts, with or without hood, the perfect Christmas gift for you and your family. We have numerous sizes in the office. Front display of shirt says "Little Town That Could Coplay, PA" and the back displays "1 Sq. Mile of Gods Little Masterpiece". Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 4:00 PM

As we sit with our family, friends and loved ones to share in the special meaning this holiday season holds, let us reflect on how we can give something from our hearts to make this holiday special for others.

2018 marks the 10th year "Warmth For A Friend" has reached out to the community to support individuals by donating coats, sweaters, gloves, scarves and hats to those in need.

Drop off locations are: St. John's Lutheran Church 18 S. 3rd Street and St. Peter's RC Church 4 S. 5th Street. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Welcome To Coplay Borough

The Borough of Coplay is situated along the Lehigh River, about 5 miles north of Allentown. It is part of the 400 acres of land John Jacob Schreiber bought from the William Penn heirs in 1740. For a long time it was known as Schreibers. Later it was known as the Lehigh Valley, because of the Lehigh Valley Iron Furnaces that were located here. Lehigh Valley was then changed to Coplay. This name came from "Kolapechka". The son of the Indian chief, Paxanosa, who lived at the head of the creek near Schnecksville. The Borough of Coplay was formed out of a part of Whitehall Township in 1869 and was incorporated as a borough on April 7th, 1869.

Gradually Coplay changed from a farming area into an Industrial Community. The Thomas Iron Company started the change. They brought in workers and built homes for them. When the Iron Company was liquidated, other industries gradually came to Coplay; the Cement Mill, the Silk Mill, the Cigar Factory and Knitting Mill.

Coplay became a "melting pot" of many nationalities. The Pennsylvania Dutch and Germans, who were the agricultural element. Due to growth of the Iron Industry, immigrants from Ireland came. Then, in the early nineteen hundreds, the Cement Mills attracted immigrants from Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and the Ukrainian Countries. It was thus that our town had its early beginnings.

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