Two lucky lads who attend St. Theresa School in Hellertown were the envy of their classmates last week when they had a unique opportunity to experience what it’s like to be Hellertown’s “Mayor for the Day.”
Henry and Alexander Denzel got the thrill of their young lives when they were greeted at the school on Thursday morning by Mayor David Heintzelman and Police Chief Robert Shupp, who helped them begin their day by putting them in the back of a police SUV where they posed for photos in front of their excited classmates.
The opportunity to be “Mayor for the Day” was an auction item at a recent St. Theresa School fundraiser, where the Denzel boys’ parents bid on and won it.
More than just an opportunity to get out of school, Shupp said the day would also be filled with educational opportunities, such as a lesson in fingerprinting–not to mention an authentic coffee and donut break at the Dunkin’ Donuts located across the street from the police station.
The boys also enjoyed lunch at the Hellertown Diner with the mayor and the chief, as well as several borough officers. And they made police car Christmas ornaments with police department secretary Pat Tallarico and administrative assistant Tanya Stametz.
Henry and Alexander both received police-style knit caps that were custom-embroidered to read “Mayor for the Day: Dec. 13, 2018” and certificates of recognition from the mayor.