|Peg Ferraro and former Mayor Ken Dunn|
He was in good spirits, as you can see in the photo above, and had no problem walking into the building I had a pleasant conversation with him, as he told me stories about long-time public servants like Gerry Gross, who may be in his last term as Mayor in neighboring West Easton.
"I really respected Gerry," this Republican told me about a Democrat.
Unfortunately, when Dunn was invited to speak, he had some sort of episode. I called 811, which is actually the 911 center, and an ambulance was dispatched. In addition, three well-trained Deputy Sheriffs rendered assistance. I was concerned he might be experiencing a stroke.
Fortunately, after a few minutes, Dunn was fine. Paramedics from Easton Emergency Squad thoroughly examined Mayor Dunn and recommended that he go to the hospital because both his blood pressure and blood sugar were elevated. But as much as Hizzoner loves Gracedale, he hates hospitals. He declined, although he did allow Deputies to take him out in a wheelchair.
After that, Peg Ferraro took him back to Gracedale. I gave her an excused absence from last night's meeting, but I'm pretty sure her driving is what got to Mayor Dunn.
There's only three Republicans left in Wilson Borough, and she nearly killed one of them.
All kidding aside, Peg's decision to bring Mayor Dunn down for a meeting was quite thoughtful. She genuinely cares about people.