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Welcome to the Borough of Pen Argyl. Pen Argyl Municipal Building is located at 11 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072 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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    These Special Notices are non regularly scheduled events. Weather conditions and other seasonal notices will be fond here.

  • Lookout Fire Company #1 Food Drive
    The Lookout Fire Company #1 will once again be holding their Annual Holiday Can Food Drive on Monday, December 12, 2016 starting at 7:00 P.M. Community members are asked to place canned food and/or non-perishable items in bags on their front porches and keep the light on. Members of the Lookout Fire Company will then collect the items and take them to the Pen Argyl Salvation Army Food Bank to benefit local families. If your items are not picked up by 7:45 P.M. please call the fire station at 610-863-4121. The Lookout Fire Company thanks you for your support and wishes everyone Happy Holidays to all.

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    Community Holiday Celebration
    Pen Argyl’s Holiday Celebration On Friday, December 2nd at 6:30 PM, Pen Argyl Borough will host a very special evening at the Weona Park Community Center. Mayor Sabatine, Borough Council and the Pen Argyl Outreach Committee invite the families of Pen Argyl to attend the Pen Argyl’s Holiday Celebration at the Community Center located in Weona Park. Join friends, family and neighbors for a joyous holiday celebration. As always, to get the Slate Belt in the holiday spirit, Holiday carols will be sung! Magician Tom Yurasits will perform! And of course, Santa Claus will be making a special trip to Pen Argyl to visit the good children of the Borough. Santa will be giving small gifts to all the young children in attendance. There will be free drinks and snacks. The goodies, drinks and gifts are being donated by local businesses, the Mayor and Pen Argyl Borough Council.

    Leaf Collection
    Pen Argyl Leaf Collection will begin on October 24, 2016. No leaves should be placed out for collection from 11/21- 11/25 due to Thanksgiving Holiday and holiday light installation. Collection will resume on 11/28/2016 and continue through 12/02/2016. Please note leaves will not be picked up if they have sticks, acorns or animal feces in the piles. These materials can cause malfunctions with the machinery and become dangerous to our employees. Avoid putting leaves out 2 days before rain or foul weather, especially in the hilly areas of the Borough. During storms leaf piles can clog storm basins and cause water damage to streets and private property. Whenever possible, park away from leaf piles so the workers can maneuver the equipment and clean up more thoroughly. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the scheduling of the leaf pick-up, please call the Public Works Office at 610-863-9249, leave your name, address and brief message, your concern will be addressed in a prompt manner.