|Hizzoner Bob Donchez|
Since its founding in 1741, the City of Bethlehem has been a leader in industry, patriotism, and has held a deep-rooted spirit of community that remains very much alive today. From the time of the founding Moravians until now, Bethlehem’s hallmarks include our dedication to education, our proud celebration of the arts, and our vibrant religious and cultural life. It is only fitting that as our great city progresses into the future, we take time to look back and honor our storied past, to celebrate the Pride and Progress in Bethlehem, PA.
Funding will be utilized to build upon the spirit of our community and get all citizens involved in their rich heritage. Funding will specifically be put toward a community gala, a community legacy project, updating our history through a book project, as well as building a hall of fame honoring living individuals with City ties that have risen to national and international fame.
|275th Anniversary Committee|
Lastly, I would like to call upon all of our residents to contribute to this milestone event; either with monetary contributions or with contributions of their time and talents to make this celebration a success.
Presently, the 275th steering committee, under the direction of Lynn Collins Cunningham, is working on all of the logistics and is building community support through all of the City’s organizations. The steering committee is comprised of:
Pastor Hopeton Clennon
Charlene Donchez Mowers
Laurie Gostley Hackett
Mary Pat Posko
Following Mayor Dinchez' remarks, Attorney Nuria DiLuzio discussed the upcoming Community Gala; Charlene Donchez Mowers addressed the book project; and Lynn Cunningham spoje about a Bethlehem hall of fame and legacy project.