Over 500 rain soaked bicyclists began arriving at Emmaus Community Park Oct. 11 where food, showers and tent accommodations awaited them.
At 7 a.m., participants in the 2014 Structure Tone Ride to Conquer Cancer had attended opening ceremonies at Philadelphia's Belmont Grove. They then mounted their bikes and pedaled the 75 miles to Emmaus. After an evening of food, music and fellowship and a night in one of the 250 tents lining Community Park, they cycled the 75 miles back.
The mission statement for St. Ann Women's Club emphasizes sprititual development, community service and social interaction.
The annual bags and baskets bingo Oct. 10 meets several of these goals. Local businesses and generous individuals sponsor refreshments and prizes such as Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley bags.Volunteers and club members provide the manpower and participants enjoy fun and fellowship.
The proceeds are distributed to numerous worthy causes.
In case of emergency, dial 911. The advice is sound; the number is memorable. The caller is usually experiencing some level of distress. So, who takes the call?
Dan Bellesfield, Lehigh County's 911 operations and training coordinator, trains the operators and designs the procedures to keep the emergency communications system reliable and efficient.
Bellesfield grew up in Allentown and later lived in Salisbury Township. The son of an Allentown firefighter, he views his involvement with emergency services as a "natural transition."