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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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    Announcing a Public/Private partnership to benefit our Carousel Restoration projects. Prints Galore and DKA Unlimited have generously offered to share a portion of their profits with the Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association’s Carousel Fund to continue to preserve and maintain our “Jewel of the Slate Belt”. You will be able to purchase items during the Spring Carnival this week, you will find them set up in the Carousel itself. You can also visit their store at 490 E. Main Street, Pen Argyl, PA 18072, during business hours or click the link to order online!

    Open Council Seat in Pen Argyl At their meeting on August 6, 2019, Pen Argyl Borough Council reviewed and accepted a letter of resignation from Councilman Michael Nasatka Jr. At the August 27, 2019 Council workshop meeting, Council will be considering candidates to replace Mr. Nasatka. Interested persons must be registered to vote, a resident of Pen Argyl for at least one (1) full year and be a resident of the First Ward (First Ward residents vote at Weona Park Community Center). Letters of interest should be sent to: Pen Argyl Borough, 11 North Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl, PA 18072 Attn: Borough Manager or emailed to no later than August 23, 2019 at 12 Noon. Residents of the First Ward interested in applying for the seat should attend the August 27, 2019 Council workshop. The meeting is at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers, 11 North Robinson Ave. It is Council’s intent to appoint a new Councilperson from the First Ward at the September 3, 2019 Council meeting. If the candidates have any questions they may call the Borough office at 610-863-4119.

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    Weona Carousel & Miniature Golf
    CAROUSEL & MINIATURE GOLF Our National Historical Registered Carousel and Golf Course will be open Wednesday-Friday evenings 3 P.M.-9 P.M; Saturday and Sundays 12 Noon – 9 P.M., weather permitting. Carousel Rides are $1. A round of golf is $5 per person except for our Summer Sizzle Sale from Wed. – Fri. when a round is only $3!!!!!! Please note the first 9 holes of Weona Park Golf is handicap accessible.

    SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERTS On five (5) Sunday evenings, free concerts will be held at the Park’s Band Shell. On some evenings our local non-profits provide refreshments which are available for purchase. Concerts begin at 6:00 P.M. Rain or Shine • June 23rd Desire ---(Pies in the Park by Blue Mountain Community Library) • July 7th Philadelphia Funk Authority • July 21st Bill Reese Trio • August 4th Large Flowerheads • August 18th Nazareth Municipal Band (Pies in the Park by Blue Mountain Community Library)