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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.

NEXT MEETING:

Thursday, October 28

Special guest: U.S. Army veteran Robert Thompson, who served in Europe during World War II and eventually was captured and was a POW in Germany. Come hear Robert's remarkable story!

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

BASKET SOCIAL

@Steel Club

700 Linden Street (Hellertown)

Saturday, October 23 (6:00pm-10:00pm)

Cost: $25 (food is included)

All proceeds benefit active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families as well as Gold Star families.via the Blue Star Mothers of the Lehigh Valley.

For more info: email jmillerbsmx2@gmail.com

STEPS FOR RECOVERY/LIVE FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 23- Saturday, October 30

The virtual walk/run runs from the 23rd to the 30th.

The live festival is on Saturday, October 30 from 12pm-4pm

@The Kolbe Academy

395 Bridle Pat Road (Bethlehem)

There will be school tours, arts & crafts, food trucks, face painting, basket raffle and much more

Proceeds go to the Kolbe Academy, which is the first Catholic Recovery High School in America.

Click Here for more information.

TRICKY TRAY/BASKET SOCIAL

@St. John the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Saturday, October 30 (11:00am-6:00pm)

Sunday, October 31 (9:00am-4:00pm)

$10=26 chances

For more info: 610-432-0034

CONCERT

@St. John's UCC

538 Thomas Street (Coopersburg)

Sunday, October 31 (4:00pm)

Iraq war veteran and musician Jason Moon will perform and share stories of the struggles of veterans returning home from war.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST

@Salem United Methodist Church

1067 Blue Mountain Drive (Danielsville)

Saturday, November 6 (9:00am-11:00am)

Authentic military style SOS, toast, potatoes, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice & more!

Adults: $5

Children: $3

Children Under 3: Free

Veterans and active military eat for free!!!

Proceeds benefit the Salem United Methodist Church SERVants Community Outreach/Missions Program

HOLLY AND IVY CRAFT SHOW

@Lehigh Christian Academy

1151 South Cedar Crest Boulevard (Allentown)

Saturday, November 6 (7:30am-2:00pm)

Thousands of hand-crafted items from 80+ crafters, a 'little shopper's' boutique for small shoppers, door prizes, baked goods and much more!

OLDIES DANCE

@St. John the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Saturday, November 6 (7:00pm-10:00pm)

Featuring CHASBAND

Cost: $5 per person

For more info: 610-432-3505

WITTING TREE

@Living Memorial Park (Coopersburg)

Sunday, November 7 (11:30am)

This service features the hanging of 154 sets of dog tags on a tree to represent the 18-22 veterans a day who commit suicide.

BINGO

@St. John the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

Sunday, November 21 (12:00pm)

$15=20 games, 6 specials and Lucky 7

For more info: 610-432-3505

HOLIDAY MARKET

@Holy Ghost Church

417 Carlton Avenue (Bethlehem)

Saturday, December 11 (9:00am-6:00pm)

Sunday, December 12 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Homemade jellies, noodles, pierogies, baked goods, nut and apricot rolls and much more!

LIVE BETHLEHEM CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

@Bethlehem Rose Garden Band Shell

8th Avenue (Bethlehem)

Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12 (1:45pm)

Two baby boys (3-to-6 months of age) are needed to play the role of the Baby Jesus.

A short rehearsal is set for Sunday, November 28 @ 2pm at the band shell

For more info: 610-865-0274

LOTTERY CALENDAR SALE

@St. John the Baptist Church

924 North Front Street (Allentown)

January 1, 2022-June 30, 2022

Cost: $20 for six months of chances to win

For more info: 610-432-0034


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