Jul 30, 2014

At 90, Jessie Hieter Still Makes Hoagies

Her efforts raise money for the firefighters.

At 90, Jessie Hieter Still Makes Hoagies

Name:  Jessie Hieter

Age:  90

Hometown:  Macungie

Family:  Jessie was married twice and has four children—three sons and one daughter.  She is also blessed with a step-daughter, 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Occupation:  Following her 1939 graduation from Emmaus High School, Jessie worked at the Brass Rail as a waitress for 24 years.  She was also the caregiver for her second husband, who had Parkinson’s Disease.

Fire Company: 

Describe your job with the auxiliary and how you got involved: “I have been in the Ladies Auxiliary for 22 years and am one of the trustees.  I got involved through a neighbor who belonged. When I come to a meeting, I usually get the coffee going for everyone, especially when it’s cold out. I have also been in charge of our hoagie-making here for many years — getting the helpers, ordering and arranging for the delivery of the ingredients, keeping count of everything, and other things.  We usually make between 1,100 and 1,500 hoagies.”

What would you tell people interested in joining?  “We need members.  Anybody can join. Just come on out on a meeting night.  [The first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.]”

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