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‘You won’t leave hungry’

Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., continues its monthly breakfasts with the motto, “You won’t leave hungry.” The latest Legion breakfast was held Feb. 11.

Post Commander Mike Rennig was in the kitchen cooking potatoes, with Crystal Gilfert and John O’Connell cooking bacon. The rest of the team was making scrambled eggs and toasting bread in preparation for the after-church rush.

Susie Horner, of Catasauqua, staffed the ticket sales table, and Carol Roach was running around the social hall waiting on customers.

Three stalwart Legion members, Tom Sabol, Bill Reightler and Dick Rice, all from Catasauqua, religiously attend the breakfasts.

The Houtz family - Ryan, Lily, Suzette, Noah and Dan - also attended the breakfast. Ryan Houtz is a current active duty member of the U.S. Navy.

The Post, under the leadership of Rennig and his team, have widened the group’s social activities during recent years. They have held polka dance nights and Lehigh County Legion Commanders dinners and teamed up with the Catasauqua Main Streets group, led by Kim Brubaker, to promote, sell and distribute banners honoring Catasauqua veterans.

The banners line borough streets, with a second round of banners to come out later this year. Purchasing details are forthcoming.

A semiformal event was held by the George Taylor House at the Legion social hall. The event was a red-carpet viewing party that included members of Interstate Paranormal Research, which evaluated the GTH and found paranormal activity there. The GTH was featured in an episode of “Ghost Hunters.”

The Legion also holds a Tuesday night bingo for members. Games begin 7 p.m.

The Post and the Catasauqua High School football squad will team up to hold a Cash Bingo Bonanza, set for Feb. 25 at the Post. Doors open noon, and bingo will begin 1 p.m. Text 484-280-4963 to reserve a seat, or call the Post at 610-264-1606 for more details.

The Legion social hall can be rented by calling 610-264-1606. Wedding receptions, school graduations and anniversary and birthday celebrations are standard rentals of the social hall.

PRESS PHOTOS BY BILL LEINER JR. Ryan, Lily, Suzette, Noah and Dan Houtz enjoy breakfast Feb. 11 at Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St.
Legion volunteer Carol Roach serves breakfast regulars Tom Sabol, Bill Reightler and Dick Rice.
Crystal Gilfert and John O'Connell are on bacon duty at the breakfast.
PRESS PHOTOS BY BILL LEINER JR. Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 Commander Mike Rennig works the potato grill at the breakfast held Feb. 11.
Susie Horner, of Catasauqua, staffs the ticket table at the event.