Gunther Charity Information

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.

EMMAUS VETERANS COMMITTEE

This group of veterans from the American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League and other organizations perform honor guard details for veterans' funerals. For more information, send an email to JM1948@ptd.net.

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

VFW BREAKFAST

@Breinigsville VFW Post 8282

1522 Butz Road (Breinigsville)

7:00am-12:00pm

First Sunday of every month from October through May

NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS!

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center is not a mass-gathering site and is safe. Everything used during the donation process is sterile and disposable. Please don't let coronavirus stop you from donating! Schedule an appointment today by calling 1-800-B-A-DONOR. or click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

LEHIGH VALLEY WINTER CLASSIC

@Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink

Saturday, February 4 (all day beginning at 8am)

This all-day hockey festival features 16 local adult hockey teams, with all proceeds benefiting Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley, which is a program for children and young adults with autism, Down syndrome and other cognitive challenges.

Former Flyers Bill Clement, Scott Hartnell and Riley Cote will be available for autographs and photos from 1:00 to 1:45 that day.

DANCE

@St. John's the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Saturday, February 4 (7:00pm-10:00pm)

Featuring the music of CHASBAND!

This is a BYOB event.

Cost: $5

BINGO

@St. John's the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Sunday, February 17 (12:00pm)

Prizes: four different meats from Kotsch's Meat Market

Specials will still be cash prizes

$15=20 games, 6 specials and Lucky 7

For more info: 610-432-3505

CONCERT FOR FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS

@Kempton Community Center

83 Community Center Drive (Kempton)

Saturday, February 25 (7:00pm)

Proceeds from this concert will go the families of New Tripoli firefighters Zachary Paris and Marvin Gruber.

PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW BUS TRIP

@Meuser Park tennis courts

2240 Northampton Street (Easton)

Monday, March 6 (9:30am)

The Mary Meuser Memorial Library is sponsoring a Bus Trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The bus leaves at 9:30 and returns at 6:30.

Cost: $82 (includes transportation and admission).  

For more info and reservations, please call the Library at 610-258-3040 before February 15..


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