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PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILVicky Bartholomew, of Blocker’s Coffeehouse, delivers coffee and pastries Jan. 25 to Transportation Security Administration workers Andy Buhn and Chris Miller at Lehigh Valley International Airport. PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMILVicky Bartholomew, of Blocker’s Coffeehouse, delivers coffee and pastries Jan. 25 to Transportation Security Administration workers Andy Buhn and Chris Miller at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

Blocker’s treats airport workers

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Vicky Bartholomew, owner of Blocker’s Coffeehouse, decided to reward Transportation Security Administration workers at Lehigh Valley International Airport Jan. 25.

Many government employees had been working without a paycheck during the 30-plus-day government shutdown.

“We decided to run coffee and pastries up to them around 8 in the morning,” Bartholomew said. “That’s when the shifts change.”

TSA agents were thrilled.

Bartholomew said it was a goodwill gesture.

“Maybe some of them will taste some good coffee and stop by our place,” she said.

Blocker’s Coffeehouse is located at 309 Front St., Catasauqua.