Eighteen volunteers from the city of Allentown were honored last night with a Service Award from Mayor Ed Pawlowski at a ceremony in City Council Chambers. In the fourth year of the program, the recipients were nominated by others for their volunteer efforts in faith based, business or community organizations. Each received a certificate signed by the mayor.
• Faith-based category:
o Lifechurch, Mark Bahnick, Sandi Cox, Paul Mclanahan, Anne Murunga, Vic & Mo Otero, Brenda Rinker, Raquel Rodriquez, Mike & Christine Scheirer
o Casa Jeanette, Joel Morales, Adrys Rosario, Ana Reyes, Natalia Ramirez,
• Community organizations:
o Book reading program for first graders - Terrance Kennedy
o Lehigh County Youth Association, Tony Lewis
• From business:
o Hawk Mountain Land Management, Inc - James Saunders
Some 30 persons attended the ceremony.