At a morning news conference in city council chambers Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell and Police Chief Glenn Granitz Jr. announced new additions to the city police department’s K-9 corps courtesy of donations from three organizations.
Stan and Tina Kanterman, of Somerset, N.J., founders of the nonprofit organization, “Remembering Brian Kanterman Inc.,” announced a $13,500 donation for a patrol/narcotics dog and training, as well as seven weeks of room and board for the handler.
A ballistic vest for the dog was also purchased.
An evening of food, music, celebration and spectacle was capped off by a historic Allentown Christmas tradition during the Pip the Mouse reception at the Liberty Bell Museum in the Zion’s Reformed Church of Christ, Allentown.
The Rev. Joshua Knappenberger, museum director, began the Nov. 25 event by welcoming and thanking attendees.
Guests enjoyed drinks and a buffet prepared by museum board members and volunteers.
“The Flutations” provided entertainment for the evening, playing a selection of holiday songs throughout the reception in addition to the final carol.