On June 19, Dianne Huber retired as a dispatcher for Eastern PA MedCom, a communication agency that provides direct contact between emergency medical service personnel in the field with regional emergency rooms at hospitals.
Retiring exactly 29 years from her start date, Huber was an integral part of the system as it grew in importance to emergency medical service providers in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.
The Allentown Flag Day Association held its annual Flag Day Ceremony June 14 in West Park, Allentown.
This is the oldest incorporated Flag Day Association in America, having been organized in 1907.
With the Allentown Band, under the direction of Ron Demke, the beautiful music was accompanied by beautiful weather.
Thomas Applebach, director with Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs was the keynote speaker.
Flag Day essay winners from Allentown middle schools recited their essays for the attendees.
State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, had an open house June 21 at his temporary office at the Good Will Trexlertown Fire Company building, Trexlertown.
Day moved his office following a fire in the New Tripoli mall where his office had been located.
Staff members Kailee Fisher, constituent outreach specialist, and Kathy McQuilken, district office manager, were on hand to help residents of the district with issues ranging from acquiring original birth certificates to permits for land use.
According to an email from Trexlertown Fire Chief Stephen Oplinger, Weisenberg, Macungie, Alburtis, Lower Macungie and Topton firefighters were called for a second alarm to assist Upper Macungie firefighters at a garage fire at a home at 9359 Trexler Road, Breinigsville.
Volunteer firefighters from Good Will Fire Company No. 1 Trexlertown, Fogelsville and Upper Macungie Station 56, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, were dispatched just before 3 p.m. on June 3 for a working fire in the attached garage.
Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, and the Ladies Auxiliary, recently celebrated their 61st annual awards banquet.
The event took place at the Copeechan Fish and Game Club, Schnecksville, in order to give members a break from doing the work at their own station.
Following dinner, awards were given to members of both organizations whose commitment to the mission of the fire department were exemplary.
Michelle Conley-Ellerman received the Ladies Auxiliary Member of the Year Award from Auxiliary President Linda Gorr.
Cetronia Fire Department was the overnight host ON May 9 for a volunteer firefighter from Sandown, N.H.
However, unlike most visiting firefighters, Jerry Lachance didn’t arrive by car, fire truck or any motorized apparatus.
He instead arrived on his bicycle in the midst of a 2,800 mile ride from Miami, Fla., to Canada.
Lachance, a Vietnam veteran, is raising funds for Project Hero, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to raising money to support veterans and first responders who suffer from PTSD.
Parkland High School Performing Arts Club had a “Princess Camp” fundraiser May 5 at the high school.
The money raised will be used to fund a trip for several members of the club to attend the upcoming International Thespian Society’s educational seminar.
Cetronia and Greenawalds firefighters trained on Rapid Intervention Team drills April 30 at the Troxell Building, South Whitehall.
The goal of the exercise was to bring Cetronia firefighters up to speed on techniques to rescue fellow firefighters in the event of a structural collapse, flash over or any unexpected occurrence at an active fire scene.
Greenawalds firefighters have been dispatched as RIT responders throughout Lehigh County.
The Kuhnsville Lions Club held a chicken barbecue fundraiser on April 28 in the grove at Jordan UCC, South Whitehall Township.
Kuhnsville Lions Club is affiliated with the Lions Clubs International, based in Oakbrook Ill., which has more than 1.4 million members worldwide serving in 46,000 local clubs such as Kuhnsville.
The mission of the Kuhnsville Lions Club is to help fund programs that benefit those with vision and hearing loss in the Lehigh Valley.
Helping Hands of the Lehigh Valley is also a recipient of the Lions’ generosity.
The Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society had its 14th annual basket social on April 23 at Zettlemoyer Auction Company, Fogelsville.
With 288 donors contributing to the auction and a sellout crowd of 300, it was an excellent evening for all involved.
The society expects to earn close to, if not more than $10,000 from the basket social.