It's a really horrible and mean thing to do to another person.
I wish I had thought of it.
Lehigh County Exec Don Cunningham, in the course of getting ready for Lehigh County's Bicentennial on March 6, has announced an Inaugural Hall of Fame, too. But unfortunately, this is a nice list of twenty four prominent current and former residents of Lehigh County. are attached.
Honorees will be formally inducted at 6:00 p.m. on Community Celebration Day, March 10, an all-day event at the Agri-Plex building located on the grounds of the Allentown Fairgrounds.
The Bicentennial Committee still needs about a dozen volunteers to help coordinate on the day of the community celebration. Anyone interested in helping can go to www.lehighcounty.org and click on the bicentennial logo, or call (610) 782-3001.
In addition to the Hall of Fame induction, the community celebration will feature more than seventy-five community groups, businesses, historical societies and ethnic and cultural groups with interactive, educational and historical displays including a live bison visiting from the Lehigh Valley Zoo Food and drinks will be available on a cash basis. The day will end with a fireworks display and a bicentennial performance by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra at Allentown’s Symphony Hall.
J.B. Reilly will be juggling all day, while Mayor Edwin Pawlowski has volunteered for the dunk tank. Marcel Grown will collect all the trash.
Allentown is imposing a 200% sales tax on all food and beverages sold. City Council will pass a law later making it all legal.
All proceeds that do not go into the NIZ will fund the George Taylor House in Catasauqua, one of only a handful of remaining homes of one of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence.
Below are the Inaugural Hall of Famers:
Lehigh County Hall of Fame Inaugural Class
Curt Simmons, baseball Phillies Whiz Kids/World Series Champ Whitehall
Chuck Bednarik, football NFL Hall of Fame Coopersburg
Matt Millen, football NFL Super Bowl Champ 4x Whitehall
Andre Reed, football NFL Super Bowl participant 4x Allentown
Dan Koppen, football NFL Super Bowl Champ 2x Whitehall
Larry Seiple, football NFL Super Bowl Champ 2x Allentown
Ed McCaffrey, football NFL Super Bowl Champ 3x Allentown
Marty Nothstein, cycling Olympic Gold Medalist Emmaus
Michelle Marciniak, bball NCAA National Champ/WNBA Macungie
Arts and Entertainment
Carson Kressley TV Personality Weisenberg
Amanda Seyfried Actress Allentown
Christine Taylor Actress L. Macungie
Michaela Conlin TV Actress, Bones S. Whitehall
Ed Donley Former Air Products & Chemicals CEO U. Macungie
Raymond “Chip” Mason Founder of Legg Mason financial firm Bethlehem
Lee Iacocca Former Chrysler Corp. CEO/Author Allentown
Government and Military
Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays First woman general in US military Allentown
Gen. Thomas R. Morgan Four Star General/Asst. Marine Slatington
Innovation and Philanthropy
Joel Spira Founder of Lutron Electronics/ Coopersburg
Inventor of dimmer switch
Literature and Communications
David Zinczenko Editor of Men’s Health/Author Emmaus
John Grogan Author of Marley and Me/Columnist Coopersburg
Charles Bierbauer Network White House correspondent Allentown
Billy Packer Network basketball broadcaster Bethlehem
Rich Lerner Golf Channel broadcaster Allentown