Nov 22nd, 2013Press Release from Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Philadelphia Funk Authority to rock “Club Mural” on Friday, Nov. 29


BETHLEHEM, PA – Black Friday for many of us may mean reinventing turkey leftovers, long afternoon naps on a day off from work, and bargains and crowds at department stores. But this year at Hotel Bethlehem the day after Thanksgiving means a happy child with a new toy this holiday season thanks to its Black Friday Party to benefit Toys for Tots.

Popular cover band Philadelphia Funk Authority will perform in the Mural Ballroom, a.k.a. Club Mural, from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Admission to the concert is $5 or the donation of a new, unwrapped toy.

“We are proud to have two U.S. Marine Corps. Reservists on our staff,” said General Manager Dennis Costello. “And Nick, the son of our Director of Sales and Marketing Kelly Ronalds, is on full-time active duty in the Marines and was just deployed to the storm-ravaged Philippines last week. So partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps.’ annual Toys for Tots campaign was a natural fit for us.”

According to the Toys for Tots web site, over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Program has distributed over 469 million toys to over 216 million less fortunate children. www.ToysForTots.org

Guests, visitors and area residents interested in supporting Toys for Tots by donating a toy but not necessarily in attending the concert can drop off their donation in the Toys for Tots bin located in the hotel’s lobby.

The Black Friday party follows the hotel’s Holiday Open House from 5 – 8 p.m., which immediately follows the City of Bethlehem’s tree-lighting ceremony at Payrow Plaza. The public is invited to the hotel for complimentary hot apple cider with Christmas pastries and cookies during which guests can take in the decorations while on a self-guided tour.

The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located in Bethlehem, Pa.  It is in the heart of Bethlehem’s nationally registered historic district. The Hotel is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.  Experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations and award-winning cuisine, all on a site that has been warmly welcoming guests since 1741. Visit www.hotelbethlehem.com for more information.





Media Contact: Tracey Werner, Blabbermouth Communications

610-730-4515; moc.snoitacinummochtuomrebbalbnull@yecart

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