GUNTHER'S FAVORITE CHARITIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY
Donations can be mailed to the following address:
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
875 North Randolph Street
Arlington VA 22203
@Breinigsville VFW Post 8282
1522 Butz Road (Breinigsville)
First Sunday of every month from October through May
FLEA MARKET/CRAFT SHOW
@Living Memorial Park
Route 309 (Coopersburg)
Saturday, August 3 (8:00am-3:00pm)
Rain date: Saturday, August 10
12' x 25' space costs $15 (in advance) or $20 (day of the flea market)
RED CLAY OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT
@Oakmont Tennis Club
2101 West Allen Street (Allentown)
Saturday, August 3-Saturday, August 10
$65 (playing two events)
Proceeds benefit Erica's Art Carts at St. Luke's hospitals.
Click Here for more info.
MERCY SCHOOL FOR SPECIAL LEARNING GOLF CLASSIC
@Brookside Country Club
901 Willow Lane (Macungie)
Monday, August 5 (10:00am shotgun start)
Includes dinner buffet, awards, many prizes including top foursome, hole-in-one, longest drive and more!
Sponsors are gladly accepted as well from Title Sponsor to Patron Sponsor.
All proceeds benefit students at the Mercy School for Special Learning in Allentown.
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WHEELS OF FAITH CAR SHOW/CRAFT FAIR
@Faith Lutheran Church
3355 MacArthur Road (Whitehall)
Saturday, August 17 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Classic cars, crafters, live music, great food & more!
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Whitehall Food Pantry
1027 St. John St. (Allentown)
Saturday, August 17 (5:00pm)
Patriots old-timers take on the staff of WFMZ-TV in this softball game to benefit The Alzheimer's Association.
There's a bake sale and gift basket as well!
REMEMBER 9-11 GOLF OUTING
@Shepherd Hills Golf Club
1160 Krocks Road (Wescosville)
Wednesday, September 11 (8:30am shotgun start)
$70 per golfer/$20 non-golfer
Includes green fees, cart breakfast, lunch, beer, soda, awards and more
Proceeds benefit the L.V. Fleet Reserve Association Black Diamond Branch 115.
For more info: 610-248-9413
9/11 MEMORIAL BUS TRIP
Tuesday, September 24
This bus trip begins at the St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church at 924 North Front Street in Allentown at 8am. The bus leaves New York City that day at 5pm.
This is a self-guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and other New York City attractions of your choosing.
Cost: $50 (admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum is free to those with military ID, reducing the trip's cost to $25)
Payment is due by August 1.
For more info: 484-951-5041