Mar. 23, 2018

NEW TRIPOLI – Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) said today he is extremely grateful that no one was hurt in a fire Thursday night at the Star Plaza along Route 309 in New Tripoli. His district office there will be temporarily closed.

“I am truly thankful for the heroic efforts of our volunteer fire companies that responded to the scene,” Day said. “Firefighting is a dangerous activity. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all the first responders – from as many as a half-dozen volunteer companies – for serving us in our time of need. These fire professionals donate their time, which is usually 80 percent of the cost associated with the firefighting service. I try to aid and assist volunteer fire companies with every opportunity that I have.”

The fire started in the Bagel Bunch shop, which is next door to Day’s district office. As a result, the office sustained both water and smoke damage. Rep. Day expects to have a temporary office location set up next week to serve residents of the 187th District. His district office staff appreciates your patience during this time.

In the meantime, Day urged residents who are in need of assistance to contact his Capitol office at (717) 787-3017 and send correspondence via email at A variety of forms and applications are also available on his website at

Representative Gary Day
187th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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