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The annual Hometown Heroes-First Responders banner returns for Sept. 11 celebration

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – ArtsQuest is requesting photos from the community for its annual “Our Hometown Heroes – First Responders” banner display presented by Embassy Bank. The banner will debut on Patriot Day Celebration to honor the community’s first responders including police and law enforcement officials, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, emergency medical personnel and paramedics, who currently serve or have served our community.


ArtsQuest in partnership with Embassy Bank are requestion the community submit photos of family members, neighbors and friends who have been or are currently first responders. Submissions will be accepted from July 1 through July 31, 2022. Those participating are asked to share their contact information and include the first responder’s name, hometown, job title and department, for the banner’s debut at the Patriot Day Celebration on September 11 at the SteelStacks campus.

Images must be a high-resolution jpeg, tiff, bitmap, or PDF file. Color and black and white photographs are accepted. Digital images maybe submitted online here. Hardcopies will be accepted at all Embassy Bank locations or at the Banana Factory, 25 W. 3rd St. in Bethlehem. All hardcopies will be returned promptly at the location in which they were received.

About ArtsQuest
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events.

Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region. ArtsQuest is a proud member of NIVA, the National Independent Venue Association and NATO, the National Association of Theatre Owners.

Information provided to TVL by:
Kelley Andrade, ArtsQuest
Public Relations Coordinator