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Dec. 20, 2015
Although Santa is quite busy this time of year he was able to spend the evening greeting the children of Hamburg. Santa’s helpers where giving out candy canes to all that came out to greet him. The boys and girls of the 61 house
have all been good this year Santa! There was even some dancing involved to get everyone warmed up for the night of walking ahead.
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Freedom Auto Community is giving away $5000 each week until December 21 to a local non-profit though a contest on their Facebook Page. The winner is chosen at random each Friday and announced that following Monday. The more entries we can get the better chance we have to be chosen. One entry can be made each week.
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- Click “Give Thanks” logo at the top right side of the page
- Fill out the entry form and state why Union Fire Co. #1 of Hamburg is important to you and the community.
- (If you’ve never voted before once you click entry it may ask you to download a Facebook app and then take you back to the entry form page where you will have to re-type your entry)
- Repeat this process each week.
Please share this with all your family, friends, and community! The more entries we can get, the better chance we have to win!
With lights flashing and sirens blaring, firetrucks carried Hamburg High School student-athletes through the borough Tuesday night in a show of school and community pride.
In anticipation of Hamburg's homecoming on Friday, students, parents and other district residents cheered members of the high school's sports teams.
"It is about firing up the community," said Brad Valentino, who coaches cheerleaders with his wife, Nicole. "It is a great way to get our community involved and excited for our sports, and it is a lead-up to the football game."
Friday and Saturday will mark a sports-filled homecoming for the school.
Hamburg will face Kutztown in football at 7 p.m. Friday. Then the two schools will continue their rivalry Saturday with field hockey at 10 a.m., girls soccer at 1 p.m. and boys soccer at 4 p.m.
All games will be played at Hamburg High School. Traveling from Hamburg Middle School, Tuesday's parade made its way along Fourth Street and then doubled back down Third Street.
"The ride is always well-received," Valentino said. "Parents and alumni always love to see the guys and girls that are on our teams, and the kids really like it, too.
"It's a great way to give them some recognition and build some hometown pride."
This morning Deputy Chief Emes received a unexpected phone call from Strausstown Deputy Chief Jeremy Bentz regarding a unexpected visitor that would be on his way to the UFC. Joe "Tiger" Patrich Jr is on his way to Ground Zero from Washington DC and where he plans on arriving on foot by September 10, to pay respects to there folks who lost there lives on the Terrorist attacks on our Country. Joe woke up early today from the Strausstown Fire Company Community center and arrived around 1230.
Members from the public and from the 61 house gathered to welcome Joe to his new home for the night. Here crews were able to get Joe a good meal from Hecky's, and helped him make a few quick stops at Cabelas and Threns Auto to help him make some repairs to his camel water pack and to his flag pole that he carries with him that bears the American Flag.
As the day went on Joe was given a few T-shirts and also a few of the company patches. Joe will be station at the Union Fire Co until the early hours tomorrow when Joe will begin his 20 mile trek along Old 22 to Foglesville where he will meet up with Deputy Chief Brad Rader and the members from the Fogelsville Vol Fire Dept where arrangements were made for him to stay on his trek to Ground Zero.
If you see a man walking along Old 22 on his way to Allentown, with a sign that says On My May To Ground Zero and carrying a American Flag, give him a hello honk and a good wave and wish him best of luck on his trek.