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Meals on Wheels Celebrates 45th Anniversary & Volunteer Celebration

4/20/2016

More than 325 Meals on Wheels Volunteers and guests were treated to a fantastic evening at the America on Wheels Museum for the Agency’s 45th Anniversary and Volunteer Recognition Celebration. They were able to explore the museum and enjoy all of its exhibits; see a video with pictures of present and past volunteers while waiting to get their picture taken in a photo booth; enjoy delicious food prepared by Karen Hunter and served by students from Lehigh Carbon Community College’s hospitality program; listen to music by DJ Fly; partake of outstanding desserts donated by local vendors; and learn about the many accomplishments of the Meals on Wheels volunteers who received awards this year.

As part of this special event, the PA Department of Aging Secretary presented one of seven State Volunteer Spotlight Awards to Betty Duffy, 89. Betty Duffy has been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County since the program first began on February 1st 1971. Turning ninety this September, she is one of only three remaining “originals” who have been with the Agency since our inception. Volunteering on the same route for forty-five years, she has driven 31,165 miles; donated 4,298 hours, made over 25,000 visits; and delivered more than 50,000 meals. Betty also volunteers for the Whitehall Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, and St. John’s Evangelical Church and is a long-standing blood donor at Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

“This is the third year that we are acknowledging the selfless efforts of ordinary people who accomplish the extraordinary through volunteer service and motivate others to follow their lead,” said Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. “It’s a privilege to recognize their commitment to serving older Pennsylvanians in their local communities. Their willingness to share their time and talent makes a difference. Betty has truly made a difference to hundreds of people through her 45 years of service to Meals on Wheels and her other volunteer work.”

Thank you to the following major sponsors who made this event a success.

Ruby: Phoebe Ministries; Spillman Farmer Architects & Talen Energy

Emerald: Allentown Ear, Nose & Throat; American Bank; Fellowship Community; McTish Kunkel & Associates; Party Tents for Rent by Marty; Santanasto Law & Union United Church of Christ

Sapphire: Pamela Bechtel; Boyle Construction, Inc.; Joy & Grace Reed; Campbell, Rappold & Yurasits; HCSC Enterprises, Inc.; LV Rollergirls; Dr. & Mrs. Michael Obenski

In addition thanks to the following:

Sonic Entertainment; Tim Gibbons and the students in the LCC Hospitality program & Catering by Karen Hunter

45th Anniversary Committee Members: Jamie Koch, Chair; Patricia Blahnik, Christine Carlson, Kay Kurtz, Lisa Luciano, Julie Profilet-Saucier, and Mary Pat Stark

Dessert donors: Giant, Kym’s Creations, Mary Pat Stark, Piece a Cake, Sam’s Club, Trixi’s Tasty Treats, Egypt Star Bakery, Weis

Floral Arrangement Donors: Paisley Peacock Floral Studio, Baker’s Florist, Bonnie’s Flower Boutique, Inc., Michael Thomas Floral Designs, Designs by Maria Anastasia, Albert Brothers, Coopersburg Country Flowers, Posey Patch, Ross Plants and Flowers, Rich Mar Florist

Music: DJ Fly

Photo Booth: Sonic Entertainment

The Staff at America on Wheels Museum



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