Lucinda Wright occupies Karen El-Chaar's former office space in the Park Department building. El Chaar was asked to relinquish the space already a couple of months ago, and moved into another space in the building. She has since been terminated.
Wright, currently Marketing and Special Events Manager, graduated Muhlenberg College this past weekend. Attending the ceremony was Mayor Matt Tuerk.
These festivities replace the traditional parade, which was considered one of the oldest in the country, starting in 1905. Although tradition doesn't seem to have much cachet with the new administration, it is on this blog a highly valued commodity. I write for a dwindling population, which both remembers and appreciated those parades. While I note the changes taking place in Allentown, it is not apparent to me that they are improvements. Regardless, I hope that they provide memories for today's kids that are as fond as those provided by the parades of the past.
photocredit:Glenn Koch Collection