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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lehigh County Gears Up For Its 200th Birthday

From Lehigh County: To help commemorate Lehigh County’s 200th anniversary, Bicentennial Celebration Committee members are planning a special community celebration for all ages on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Allentown Fairground’s Agri-Plex.

The committee will host historic, interactive and educational exhibits offered by various organizations, businesses, and non-profits that have enriched the county throughout the years. Applications for participation in the Community Celebration are being accepted through February 3, 2012,

The highlight of the celebration will be an Inaugural Hall of Fame Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. to honor nationally recognized people with connections to Lehigh County. The day-long event will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display at 8:00 p.m.

Special guests include Ferrous and FeFe as well as Pip the Mouse. Some of the scheduled festivities include performances by Balloons the Clown, area high school bands and the Lehigh County Historical Society. Interactive activities for children will be presented by DaVinci Science Center, the Lehigh Valley Zoo, the Liberty Bell Museum, the Museum of Indian Culture and the Wildlands Conservancy.

Warm up your pitching arm as the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs will test the speed and accuracy of your throw and many other fun activities for kids of all ages! Lehigh County’s Emergency Management Department will have displays and activities for children and tours of the Mobile Command Post. There will also be demonstrations by the Special Operations Team. Members of the Cetronia Ambulance Corps will bring Andy the Ambulance, a robot which teaches small children about safety and 9-1-1 education as well as other advanced life-saving equipment and demonstrations. The Lehigh Valley Health Network will be attending with various health awareness and safety programs.

Lehigh County’s Bicentennial events and projects would not be possible without the support of community partners such as Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Air Products, PPL, Highmark Blue Shield, Boyle Construction, The Morning Call, WFMZ, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Jaindl, DeSales University, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Lutron, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Via Media, Arcadia Properties, LLC, Franklin Development Corporation, Samuel Adams/Boston Brewing, TD Bank, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Capital Blue Cross, Caruso Benefits, Wells Fargo, Franklin Realty Development Corporation, Computer Aid, Inc., Lehigh Valley International Airport and others.

All proceeds from Lehigh County’s Bicentennial activities will support enhancements to the George Taylor House in the Borough of Catasauqua. George Taylor was one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence and helped shape the foundation of Lehigh County.

For more information or booth participation, please contact Gina Koinski, Lehigh County Event Planning Administrator, 610-782-3855 or ginakoinski@lehighcounty.org


Anonymous said...

I hope they recognze the history of early Northampton County as well since they were carved out of us 200 years ago. We are older,,,,,,,,,just not wiser.

Issac Touro said...

and they are glad they got away from you anon norco idiots