GUNTHER'S FAVORITE CHARITIES


Allentown Rescue Mission

Animals in Distress

Bill Sugra Memorial Fund

Center for Animal Health & Welfare

Children's Home of Easton

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of NE Pennsylvania

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley

MILITARY CHARITIES


BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICA

The Blue Star Mothers of America assists families of soldiers deployed overseas and helps wounded soldiers returning home.  The Lehigh Valley chapter meets at 7pm on the second Thursday or every month at the Wilson Kramer Reserve Center just off of Airport Road and Avenue A.  To find out more, call 610-837-6122.

LEHIGH VALLEY VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT

Meetings are the last Thursday of every month at 7pm

@Lehigh Valley Active Life

1633 Elm Street (Allentown)

This organization is a non-profit group, whose primary mission is to collect, document and preserve the personal experiences of all U.S. war veterans and home front workers who supported the war effort.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 379 (BETHLEHEM)

New members are needed for this legion post's Honor Guard, which serves at funerals and other events.  For more info call 610-837-0398.

DONATE ITEMS TO OUR TROOPS

Valerie and Blair Ferguson have taken up the cause of shipping packages to troops serving overseas.  Let the troops know you appreciate them!

Items are accepted at 7pm the first Thursday of every month at the Lehigh Valley Tea party meeting at the Starlight Social Club at the Fearless Fire Co. at 1221 South Front Street in Allentown.  Items are also collected on event nights at Hellertown Sportsmen's Association, 173 Meadows Lane in Hellertown.

Suggested items include:  individual snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit, beef jerky), tooth brushes, toothpaste, sunscreen, dry drink mixes and letters of support.

The Fergusons are always looking for names of local soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

For more info, call 610-438-8885 or email sttroops@gmail.com.

NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY

Donations can be mailed to the following address:

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Attn:  Development

875 North Randolph Street

Suite 225

Arlington VA 22203


LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE WORTHWHILE ORGANIZATIONS

UPPER LEHIGH LIONS CLUB

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club is always looking for new members.  To find out more, call 610-799-5333 or click here.

CAMP COMPASS ACADEMY

Camp Compass is a mentoring system developed by educators.  The focus is simple:  our children.  To find out more, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS



POLKA MASS

@St. John's the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Saturday, October 21 (4:00pm)

For more info:  610-432-3505


HALLOWEEN HOP DANCE

@St. John's the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Saturday, October 21 (7:00pm-10:00pm)

Featuring Steel City Band w/ Bobby Molchan

Cost:  $5

For more info:  610-432-3505


PARKETTES ATHLETIC AUCTION

@Holiday Inn Conference Center

7736 Adrienne Drive (Breinigsville)

Sunday, October 22 

Great food, great items up for bid too!

Items include:  diamond studded earrings, 39" LED HDTV and much, much more!

To purchase tickets:  610-433-0011



BASKET SOCIAL

@Schnecksville Fire Company

Route 309 (Schnecksville)

Tuesday, October 24 (7:00pm)

Tickets at door:  $6

Extra tickets:  $3

For more info:  484-262-0674


PORKFEST

@Holy Family Club

515 West Mauch Chunk Street (Nazareth)

Friday, October 27 (4:00pm-7:00pm)

Roasted pork, pulled pork BBQ, brats, hot dogs, applesauce, desserts and more!

Adults:  $10

Children 5-12:  $5

Children under 5:  free


FALL FEST

@Bethany Wesleyan Church

675 Blue Mountain Drive (Cherryville)

Saturday, October 28 (9:00am-3:00pm)

Crafts, bake sale, apple dumplings, silent auction, lunch and more

Proceeds benefit Through These Hands

For more info:  610-428-2786


FALL FAIR/TRICKY TRAY

@Holy Ghost Church

417 Carlton Avenue (Bethlehem)

Saturday, October 28 (9:00am-6:00pm)

Sunday, October 29 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Homemade baked goods, more food, garage sale and more!


COUNTRY FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR

@Salem UCC 

2218 Community Drive (Bath)

Saturday, November 4 (9:00am-2:00pm)

Crafters, bake sale, candy, Christmas items, homemade food and more!


FALL FESTIVAL/TRICKY TRAYS

@St. John's the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Saturday, November 4 (11:00am-6:00pm) 

Sunday, November 5 (8:00am)

Beautiful baskets, great ethnic food and much more!

For more info:  610-432-3505


'PAW-STA' DINNER

@Lehigh Lodge

Route 100 (Macungie)

Saturday, November 4 (4:00pm-8:00pm)

Cost:  $8

Proceeds benefit Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs

For more info:  610-428-4213


BEEF, BEER & WINE EVENT

@Lower Macungie Community Center

3400 Brookside Road (Macungie)

Saturday, November 11 (7:00pm-10:00pm)

Music, silent auction, 50/50, raffles and much more!

Proceeds benefit the Love Ran Red Foundation and its assisted living fund for people with autism.

Click Here for more info.


HOLIDAY BAZAAR

@Westminster Village

803 North Wahneta Street (Allentown)

Saturday, November 11 (9:00am-2:00pm)

Home baked goods, crafts, gifts, attic treasurers and much, much more!

For more info:  610-434-6008


BUS TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

Saturday, November 11 (7:00am-departure/9:30pm-return)

This trip leaves from and returns to the Forest Lodge in Quakertown.

This trip is sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Association's Upper Bucks/Lower Lehigh branch.

Guests will be dropped off at the Lincoln Memorial.

Cost of trip:  $50

For more info:  610-346-8512



SALUTE THE TROOPS CONCERT

@Northeast Middle School (Bethlehem)

Sunday, November 12 (3:00pm)

Come enjoy the Allentown Band in recognition of our armed forces worldwide.

Tickets:  $10 (adults)/$5 (students)

Proceeds benefit the Victory House's homeless veterans program.

For more info:  610-691-3373


TURKEY TROT DANCE

@St. John's the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Saturday, November 18 (7:00pm-10:00pm)

Featuring Steel City Band w/ Bobby Molchan

Cost:  $5

For more info:  610-432-3505


MEAT BINGO

@St. John's the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Sunday, November 19 (12:00pm)

$11=15 games

For more info:  610-432-3505