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A miss was recorded by Griffin Christman, 11, of South Whitehall, at the dunk tank at the recent Ironton Telephone Community Day at the headquarters on Mauch Chunk Road, Ironton. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography A miss was recorded by Griffin Christman, 11, of South Whitehall, at the dunk tank at the recent Ironton Telephone Community Day at the headquarters on Mauch Chunk Road, Ironton. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Ironton Telephone Company employee Andrea Stewart volunteered to “paint” children during community day. She just finished painting a puppy on Jacob Vogel, 4, of Schnecksville. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Ironton Telephone Company employee Andrea Stewart volunteered to “paint” children during community day. She just finished painting a puppy on Jacob Vogel, 4, of Schnecksville. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PITSTOP introduces his “pet” to a shy Nora Remaley, 2. Mom Allison assures her all is OK. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PITSTOP introduces his “pet” to a shy Nora Remaley, 2. Mom Allison assures her all is OK. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
“Yes, I like hot dogs, but do I really have to get up?” Mama Mia, an 8-year-old English Mastiff, was lounging when Cole Kresge, 5, of Slatington offered her a hot dog. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography “Yes, I like hot dogs, but do I really have to get up?” Mama Mia, an 8-year-old English Mastiff, was lounging when Cole Kresge, 5, of Slatington offered her a hot dog. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDMeLVin, the mascot for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey team, offers a “low five” to brothers Deakon and Grayson Smith of Whitehall Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDMeLVin, the mascot for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey team, offers a “low five” to brothers Deakon and Grayson Smith of Whitehall Township. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Ready to work on the “line” are Gavin Danner and his mom Melissa, both of South Whitehall. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Ready to work on the “line” are Gavin Danner and his mom Melissa, both of South Whitehall. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Learning about infant CPR is Jason Gola of Schnecksville, member of IBEW Local 126. Showing him the proper technique is Kristie Wilk, EMT and executive director of Northern Valley EMS and paramedic Chad Gerstenberg. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Learning about infant CPR is Jason Gola of Schnecksville, member of IBEW Local 126. Showing him the proper technique is Kristie Wilk, EMT and executive director of Northern Valley EMS and paramedic Chad Gerstenberg. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDStephen Nedorostek, of Walnutport, shows off his dirt track racer with the help of MeLVin, mascot for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey team. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDStephen Nedorostek, of Walnutport, shows off his dirt track racer with the help of MeLVin, mascot for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey team. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Ironton Telephone calls on community to join celebration

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Ironton Telephone Company recently sponsored a community day at its headquarters along Mauch Chuck Road, Ironton.

The program strived to connect members of the surrounding communities to each other as well as community resources.

Neffs Fire Department and Community Fire Company No.1, Schnecksville, displayed firefighting apparatus.

Northern Valley EMS personnel were on hand to educate anyone interested in learning basic first aid and provide services in the event of any mishaps during the event.

Dirt track race cars were on display as well.

PITSTOP, the clown, delighted children and parents with his “pet.” PITSTOP was assisted by his longtime friend Harold Reitz.

Using his innate kindness, PITSTOP was even made friends with shy youngsters who were not sure what this very colorful man was all about.