Veterans honoredat Village at Palmerton brunch and gala
Special to the TIMES NEWS Veteran Blaise Schweibinz, U.S. Navy, retired, is visited by Sue Anthony, of the Ladies Auxiliary of Oplinger Hower Post 899, Walnutport. The organization recently presented those residents who are veterans at the Village at Palmerton, with gifts in honor of their service to our country.
They were treated to a hearty breakfast, fun-loving entertainment, and impassioned accounts of wartime experiences.
There was something for everyone at the fourth annual Veteran Honorary Brunch and Entertainment Gala, held earlier this month at the Village at Palmerton.
Those who attended were treated to a wide variety of breakfast fare. Afterward, attendees gathered in front of the fireplace to hear speaker David Altrichter, U.S. Navy, retired, who served during the Vietnam War as a Fireman Machine Repair.
Altrichter paid tribute to his fellow veterans who risked their lives for ours. When he finished, everyone was treated to entertainer Hal Brister, who sang lively tunes from the era.
Norma Kunkel, director of Marketing and Admissions at The Village, said the event had a "fantastic turnout."
"There were over 30 members of the community who attended, as well as resident veterans," Kunkel said. "It was wonderful to see familiar faces gather in honor of their service to our country."
Kunkel said that the following day, the Village hosted a "Patriotic Tribute" for its residents, courtesy of Joe Dittmar, who is a 9/11 Twin Towers collapse survivor.
Just this past weekend, Kunkel said the Ladies Auxiliary of Oplinger Hower Post 899, Walnutport, visited the Village to present those residents who are veterans with gifts in honor of their service to our country.
The Village at Palmerton is a personal care home that provides individualized personal care services addressing the physical, social and spiritual needs of each resident.