Press photos by dana grubbOver 30 Boys and Girls Club members were feted at the Steak and Burger Dinner. They arrived in a bus courtesy of Trans-Bridge Lines and paused for a group photo on the steps of the main entrance of the Hotel Bethlehem.
Club member and Youth of the Year Genesis Velasquez joined the club’s chief executive officer Gary Martell in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Club member Santos Martinez delivered the invocation prior to dinner being served.
Club member Lamont Ramos chats with Boys and Girls Club supporter Andrea DeJesus prior to dinner. Ramos said his favorite activity is basketball. “We play all of the time,” he said.
Hotel Bethlehem sales manager Kathy Sanders gives club member Scarlet a helping hand during dinner.
A smile, jar of ketchup, and a hamburger platter provided an enjoyable experience for Rachel, who said she enjoys playing dodge ball at the Boys and Girls Club.
Keynote speaker Bethlehem Fire Chief Warren Achey said he learned sportsmanship, fitness and teamwork as a club member when he was younger. “These were the basic principles that supported my success,” Achey said.