Monday, June 21, 2010

Big Convention in Little Town of Bethlehem!

6 Reasons that a Convention with a Stuffy Name like The PA League of Cities and Municipalities (PLCM) is cool in 2010:

1) PLCM is hosting their 111th convention in Bethlehem this week! That means lots of cars and tourists downtown... think of it as a warm-up for Musikfest, with no light-y mugs.

2) Everyone (even you) can enjoy great free music outside from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. Shops will open and music will play on Third Street (on the South Side of Bethlehem) and all over Historic Bethlehem. Guests are staying at the Hyatt Place and Hotel Bethlehem, and events will be held at Moravian College and Hotel B. The convention will be hosting "dine around" events at local restaurants. Beware, if you were expecting to get a table anywhere on Main Street on Wednesday night without a reservation.

3) Lest you think this event (and thus, Bethlehem) will be all old politicians, some of the youngest elected officials in PA might attend, including: Edenburg's Mayor Justin Seese (age 19), Rices Landing's Ryan T. Belski (21), Downingtown's Josh Maxwell (26), Bloomsburg's Dan Knorr (25), Mount Carbon's Jeffrey Dunkel (25), and Sligo's Jenny Lynn Bargo (21). Pittsburgh's mayor Luke Ravenstahl is 30, not over the hill, and reportedly newly on the singles market.

4) Dan Onorato (D) and Tom Corbett (R) are scheduled to appear and "discuss their vision for Pennsylvania's future," AKA why you should not vote for the other guy in the PA Gubernatorial race this November.

5) Conventioneers will be shuttled to the Sands Casino Resort after dinner on Thursday for some late-night partying.

6) The spouses/guests will have a good time while their loved ones are in breakout sessions. They'll get a tour of Just Born's factory, take a guided walk through Historic Bethlehem, and experience the Banana Factory with a hands-on glass-making experience.

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