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The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council (LVMAC) is pleased to announce their 8th annual Salute to the Troops dinner scheduled for Friday May 13th 2011.  Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley will be the keynote speaker at the dinner which is the premier event celebrating Armed Forces week in the Lehigh Valley. This event brings together active military, ROTC, Veterans, elected officials and the general public for an evening filled with thanks and appreciation to the military and is sponsored by the City of Allentown.  Many local service men and women attend free of charge through sponsorships by organizations, businesses and individuals from around the Lehigh Valley. The event is open to anyone who supports the military.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn at 9th and Hamilton streets from 6 PM to 10 PM . A dinner of surf and turf will be served at 7 PM following the cocktail hour from 6 to 7 PM.. For the past eight years an original painting by a local artist has been commissioned by the LVMAC in celebration of Armed Forces week.  This year’s painting is by Kathyrn T. Maxwell. In keeping with the event’s eight year tradition, limited production prints of this painting will be given to attendees to commemorate the occasion.

Tickets are available through the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council by telephone at 484-788-0196 or by email at  More information and ticket forms can also be obtained through the organization’s web blog  Tickets are $35.00 per person as are sponsorships for attendance by military and spouses.


For more information call: LVMAC Office at 484-788-0196 or Dorothy Niklos, Public Relations, at 610-837-6122


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