I'm scheduled to check out an event at Symphony Hall next week (May 26) called In The City For Good. The event will celebrate the award of an Honorary Doctor of Divinity to Lee Butz by The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, in recognition of Mr. Butz’s commitment to urban areas, particularly his investment in downtown Allentown, and his philanthropy throughout the Lehigh Valley.
The program will feature a short discussion about The Seminary’s role in educating a new generation of religious leaders needed for urban transformation in the Lehigh Valley and the ecumenical churches’ roles in urban revitalization. Guiding the discussion for this program are Alan Jennings, executive director of Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley and the Rev. Dr. Katie Day, head of The Seminary’s Urban Theological Institute; and other Lehigh Valley urban leaders.
And of course, the party would not be complete without great food, and this event is no exception. Guests will enjoy the ethnic fare of four, family-owned, restaurants located in downtown Allentown, including Winston’s West Indian & American Restaurant (619 N 7th St), La Mexicana Grille (407 N 7th St), Kow Thai Take-Out (1201 W. Linden St) and Aci Halal (34 N. 2nd St).
To get tickets ($65/person), contact Rhonda Clymer Dietz at 610-965-6388 or email email@example.com before May 21. Proceeds will support and extend the impact of the Lee and Dolly Butz Scholarship Fund, which provides training and urban internships designed to develop leaders equipped to contribute to the revitalization of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton.