State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met July 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program director, to discuss his recently enacted law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.
Mackenzie said 32 states have maternal mortality review committees either in operation or in development.
The Northern Valley Ambulance Ladies Auxiliary had a chicken barbecue fundraiser on July 21 at the ambulance station’s headquarters in Ormrod.
On the menu was half barbecue chicken, baked potato, roll, corn on cob, pickled cabbage and dessert.
Ed Lorah, owner of Lorah’s Pig Roasters and Farm Market, Walnutport, barbecued 400 chickens for the auxiliary.
The food was available to take out or eat in.
The Rev. Hal Hopkins began the program at Lighthouse Baptist Church on June 10, First Responder Sunday, by saying, “ We are so grateful for the services you provide. Know you are appreciated by the church community.
“Everyone here is kind for you. If not, they are not part of Lighthouse Baptist.”
In the front row were representatives from Lehigh County Emergency Management Service, Pa. State Police, Troop M, Fogelsville, Macungie Fire Department, Macungie Ambulance, Lehigh County Field Communication truck and the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office.
The July 25 meeting of the Northwestern Recreation Commission covered last minute details of the Night in the Country celebration scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 18.
“Night” Committee Chairwoman Kathy Hermany told recreation commission members six light towers, donated previously, will need to be rented.
Fifteen have been donated but that is not enough with 20 considered a minimum. Some of the lights need to be picked up. Some will be delivered.