Monday, March 4, 2013
Tensions spark as Forks Township Board of Supervisors debates over funding annual fireworks show.
It costs $6,000 and is considered the biggest draw in Forks Township every year. But the Forks Township Community Days fireworks display landed on the township's fiscal chopping block — due to the township's looming financial crisis — at a recent meeting and almost went up in flames. "I have a real problem when I see $6,000 for fireworks," Supervisor Bob Egolf said. "I think great, in 15 minutes to a half-hour, $6,000 goes up in smoke." "We have an $8 million budget. I'm extremely concerned hearing that we don't need to spend money except on the absolute bare essentials," Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss said. "It's the biggest event in Forks Township. To say we're not going to give $6,000 for fireworks I think is a shame." While the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Forks Township Board of Supervisors to discuss financial future at meeting Thursday night.
The future may be arriving Thursday night. Forks Township's Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting Thursday night with discussion and scheduling of a long-range financial plan topping the agenda. The meeting is also expected to include a presentation by members of the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township about its 2013 goals and objectives. BCAF will also discuss its pitch for a beer tent and a new fireworks provider for the annual Community Days in mid-September. Also on the agenda are an employee assistance program, an open space grant application and the Bushkill Stream Conservancy besides department head reports. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the chambers of the township municipal building. The …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors gather Thursday night for their monthly worksession.
It's time to start talking about Forks Community Day. The annual Forks Township event will be among the topics on the agenda for the Forks Township Board of Supervisors meeting Thursday night. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the supervisors chambers in the township municipal building. Among the top agenda items are presentations for Alison Miers, vice president of Easton Initiatives for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Miers will be discussing the 2013 goals and objectives of the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township. She will also mention two items about Community Day: BCAF's alcohol consideration for the event and fireworks sponsorships. Also on the agenda:
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Brian Lokitis has served as president of Forks business association and runs Forks Community Days.
He's served as president of the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township. And he's coordinated the annual Forks Community Days for the past few years. Due to those efforts and many others, Forks Township resident Brian Lokitis will be the recipient of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's Volunteer of the Year Award. "Passion, dedication, and leadership are the first three words that come to mind when asked to describe Brian Lokitis," said Alison Miers, the chamber's vice president of Easton Initiatives. "He gives so much of himself to help in bettering the community as whole." Miers said the chamber is lucky to have Lokitis and others who give their time and effort to better the region. "We have many volunteers that …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Forks officials commend everyone involved in Forks Township Community Days, state event was huge success.
Forks Township knows how to put on a party. Forks officials commended everyone involved with last weekend's annual Forks Community Days, stating that the two-day event was a huge success and attendance was the highest ever. "It was an outstanding event," Supervisor Dan Martyak said. He also praised the public works and recreation departments for their efforts. "It was great and well-run. Everyone did a fantastic job," Supervisor David Billings said. Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss said that attendance was up significantly and that Sunday's turnout seemed to be more than double of what it usually is. He also thought the new layout, with Community Days anchored around the amphitheater, worked well. And kudos were given out to Community Days …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Forks Township held its annual Forks Community Days last weekend.
Here are some more photos from the annual Forks Township Community Days, which was held last weekend. If you'd like to post your own photos, click on Pics and Clips and follow the instructions. They might be then featured on the main page.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The hot air balloons got pumped up and headed for the skies during Forks Community Days this past weekend.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
These fantastic photos by Cathy Hughes showcase a balloon launch at Forks Township Community Days over this past weekend. We want your photos. If you have photos from Forks Community Days or other events, please upload them into Pics and Clips and they could be featured on Patch.com
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Some of the scenes and people from Forks Community Days this past weekend.
Forks Township's annual Community Days wrapped up this weekend with another successful event in which some township officials said they hadn't seen so much foot traffic in three or four years. The event took place Saturday and Sunday with a fabulous fireworks display Saturday night. Community Days was different this year too since organizers built it around the township's new amphitheater. Here are some of the sights and scenes from Community Days. For stories about the event, visit this website throughout the week.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Organizers moved vendors near the amphitheater this year for Forks Community Days.
Brian Lokitis looked like he was in a circus Saturday. "Because of the changes, I'm doing a lot of last-minute juggling," he said. The organizer of Forks Township Community Days had his hands full Saturday morning as he tried to get vendors set up in a new layout on the field around the new amphitheater. Most of the vendors had moved to the field from last year's location around the tennis and basketball courts, although a handful still remained. Several township officials said they were very pleased with the new look. "It's really good," Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss said. "I'm very excited about it." Alison Miers, vice president of the Business and Commerce Association of Forks Township, said the new amphitheater has made all the …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Forks Township Community Days would not be complete without the dazzling fireworks display to close the first day of festivities.
The first day of Forks Community Days Saturday ended with a blast. The township closed Day One with its dazzling fireworks display. For those who missed the action and all of the "Ooooohs" and "Aaaaahs," here's a visual recap.