A decision by a Palmerton business to relocate its fall spectacular has paid dividends for a local fire company.
Dean Moyer, who along with his wife, Angie, owns Waldorf Entertainment, LLC, recently presented a check in the amount of $1,500 to the Towamensing Township Volunteer Fire Co.
This past fall, Waldorf Entertainment, LLC, in collaboration with Country Junction, decided to stage the Haunting at the Waldorf Hotel from out of the former Jack Creek Steakhouse restaurant along Interchange Road, State Route 209.
Prior to that, the event had been held for many years at Dynamite Woodworking Inc. in Palmerton, which is also owned by the Moyers.
Moyer said he chose to donate the check to the fire company "because they're local", and added he was able to make the contribution - due in large part - to the decision to relocate the Haunting at the Waldorf Hotel.
"It went really good," Moyer said. "Moving up here was a great opportunity for us to expand."
Towamensing Township Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Wayne Knirnschild said the fire department was extremely grateful for the contribution.
"We appreciate the donation from Dean," Knirnschild said. "I'd like to thank all the volunteers who participated in the event, and hopefully, we can work together again with Dean."
Knirnschild said the donation will be used for "fire police equipment."