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Welcome

Welcome to the Borough of Pen Argyl Pen Argyl, a town of 3600 residents, is located in Northampton County, PA, and is near Routes 33 and 80 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. Our community began in 1853 when Joseph Kellow discovered slate. Pen Argyl received its name from a Welsh word meaning “head” and from the Anglo-Saxon word “argylite” meaning slate rock. With the influx of quarrymen from Cornwall, England, the town began to grow and was incorporated in 1882 and became part of the area known as the Slate Belt. Currently there is still one slate quarry that is still in operation. The quarrymen and their families brought with them the baking of “pasties”, a beef meat pie, which was the popular food to take to work in the quarries. Pasties can still be bought today at Mr. Pasties located in Pen Argyl. Today Pen Argyl is known for its historic Dentzel carousel which is housed at Weona Park. This carousel was purchased in 1923 and is one of the few remaining Dentzel carousels that has stationary wooden animals. The carousel is open for rides during the summer park season.


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  • NOTICES!

    These Special Notices are non regularly scheduled events. Weather conditions and other seasonal notices will be fond here.

  • Weona Carousel & Miniature Golf
    Hey Pen Argyl- Did you know the Carousel and Miniature Golf is open Wed.-Fri 3:00 P.M. to 9 P.M. Sat. & Sun Noon to 9 P.M.!!!!! Come join the fun!


    SUMMER SOUNDS
    SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERTS On five (5) Sunday evenings, free concerts will be held at the Park’s Band Shell. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Concerts begin at 6:00 P.M. • August 24th Nazareth Municipal Band Thank you to our generous sponsors for this year’s concerts: Slate Belt Printers, Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, Cuono’s Barbershop, Reto’s Barbershop, Slate Belt Flooring & Wall Covering, Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. , MC2, The Slate Pub, Precision Marketing Inc., Sabatino's Insurance, Cascario’s, Merchant's Bank and Tighe Scott.


    Slate Belt Regional Police Force
    THE SLATE BELT REGIONAL POLICE FORCE For a little over two years the Boroughs of Pen Argyl and Wind Gap along with Plainfield Township have been working together to form a Slate Belt Regional Police Department. Following much fact finding and data collecting, a study conducted by the DECD laid the foundation for a regional police department. The communities of Pen Argyl, Wind Gap and Plainfield took all the necessary steps to investigate, explore and begin the legal and administrative framework for the formation of a Slate Belt Regional Police Commission. One year later, the Commission, comprised of two members from each community was formed and it began the search for a Chief to lead the regional force. With the assistance of David Woglom of the Meyner Center from Lafayette College, David Mettin of the Pennridge Regional Department was initially hired as a consultant and will start as the Slate Belt Chief on Sept. 10, 2014. The new department will have 24/7 coverage and as Chief Mettin has said, "This is your police department. You need to tell me, you need to tell the commission what you want your police department to look like." Today, the Commission is actively working to put into place all necessary agreements, ordinances and policies to officially establish the department. Feel free to check out the Articles of Agreement on Pen Argyl Borough’s web page. It is expected the department will be fully functional and operating by early 2015.


    LOOKOUT FIRE COMPANY 79th ANNUAL LABOR DAY CELEBRATION
    79th Annual Labor Day Celebration August 29th – September 1st, 2014 FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th 5:00pm till 10:00pm $15 Ride Special – 6:00pm till 9:45pm The Jim Roberti Band – 7:00pm till 10pm SATURDAY, AUGUST 30th 5:00PM till 11:00pm The Joe’s - 6:00pm till 10:30pm FIREWORKS – 10:30pm (Rain Date Sunday at 10:00pm) SUNDAY, AUGUST 31st 3:00pm till 10:00pm “FAMILY DAY” “DJ Dave” 3:00pm till 5:00pm $15 Ride Special – 4:00pm till 8:00pm Baby Parade – 4:30pm (Located at the Main Stage) Peaceful Closure – 6:00pm till 10:00pm Big Wheel Race – 6:30pm ( Located Behind the Main Stage) Sponsored By Cozy Barn Hinton & Sons MONDAY,SEPTEMBER 1st 2:00pm till 9:00pm “PARADE DAY” Parade Registration at Borough Hall 9:00am till 12:00pm(noon) Register for the Parade at www.lookoutfireco.com/news/index/layoutfile/registration 79th ANNUAL LABOR DAY PARADE 1:00PM RMK ENTERTAINMENT 2:00PM TILL 5:00PM Labor Day Parade Award Ceremony 5:30pm Inch and the Echoes 6:00pm till 9:00pm Grand Raffle Prize Drawing 9:00pm * FOOD * DRINKS * GAMES * RIDES * CASH BINGO * * LOOKOUT FIRE CO. BEER GARDEN* FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT * * FREE ADMISSION *FREE PARKING * PLUS SO MUCH MORE * ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT LOOKOUT FIRE CO. NO.1 FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.LOOKOUTFIRECO.COM OR EMAIL US AT laborday@lookoutfireco.com”