Thursday, November 10, 2011
Multiple sclerosis fundraiser postponed due to surprise October snowstorm will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.
It's not often you get a chance to go dancing with the Purple People Eater and also help to support a worthy cause, but you'll be given just such an opportunity on Saturday night. That's because there will be masquerade ball to benefit multiple schlerosis (MS) research at Upper Milford Fire Company-Western District, 6341 Chestnut St., Zionsville, at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12. And, the Purple People Eater, the mascot of the Upper Milford Purple People Eaters MS Walk Team, will join in on the fun. If the ball sounds vaguely familiar, that's because the much-anticipated fundraiser was originally scheduled for Oct. 29, but was postponed due to the unusual Nor'easter that rocked the east coast over Halloween weekend. The event is being organized by …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Rainy weather forecast prompts Parent-Teacher Organization to pull the plug on Wednesday afternoon fundraiser.
Editor's Note: Jennifer M. Marangos is the vice president of the Lincoln Elementary School PTO for the 2011-2012 school year. Lincoln Elementary School and the Lincoln Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) informed Lincoln teachers, students and their families yesterday that Lincoln is cancelling the Fall Food Festival scheduled for the afternoon of Oct. 12 due to the rainy weather forecast. The festival was to be outside on the Lincoln playground. One of the main goals of the Lincoln PTO is to raise funds to help offset the cost of student field trips throughout the year.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the PTO's mission of offsetting the cost of student field trips.
Editor's Note: Jennifer M. Marangos is the vice president of the Lincoln Elementary School PTO for the 2011-2012 school year. Lincoln Elementary School and the Lincoln Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) are hosting the school’s first-ever Fall Food Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Lincoln playground. The Fall Food Festival is an opportunity for Lincoln students, teachers, family and friends to get together for a meal “al fresco” and to help raise money for Lincoln. Members of the local community are invited to join the fun too. Several of the businesses who help to make the Lincoln Spring Festival such a success each year – Rita’s Italian Ice, Joe’s Pizza and Lil’ Nutzy – will be participating in the Fall Food Festival…
Monday, September 19, 2011
She also organized a fundraising event for diabetes research.
Name: Vicki Klein School: Senior at the Pennsylvania Cyber School Accomplishment: Assistant instructor and second-level black belt in Kung Fu Key to Awesomeness: Vicki has been involved in Kung Fu at Lehigh Valley Martial Arts (LVMA) in Emmaus for 10 years. She continues to work at advancing to a third-level black belt, while also teaching classes. “It’s a lot of hard work,” she said. “You need to be here [LVMA] at least twice a week in order to learn enough to advance.” Vicki is a busy teen-ager. She organized a diabetes fundraising event in July for diabetes research. She participates in Parkour, an organization designed to help people overcome obstacles in their life. One of her favorite hobbies is roller skating. At one time, …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Cool off with an icy scoop between 4 and 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5. and help the EYA.
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Friday, August 5, 2011
The Emmaus Youth Association is running a fundraiser at Rita's Italian Ice from 4 to 8 p.m. today. A portion of the sales between those hours will benefit the kids that participate in EYA activities. Founded in 1957, according to the EYA Web site, the Emmaus Youth Association strives to teach youngsters about teamwork through competitive play in a variety of team sports and other recreational activities.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Vicki Klein thanks community for its generosity.
After a month of nonstop phone calling, door knocking and emailing, Vicki Klein, 17, of Emmaus, achieved great success last Sunday afternoon at the Active Learning Center/Lehigh Valley Martial Arts on Jubilee Street in Emmaus. Vicki vs. Diabetes, her fundraiser to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, brought in more than $1,300 and donations are still coming in. More than 60 people ignored the 100-plus degree heat to attend the event, which included a scavenger hunt through Emmaus, children’s games and a Parkour class. Subs, pizza, and hot dogs were for sale while DJ Brad entertained from 1:30 until 6 p.m. Vicki and her friends and family worked throughout July to get gift certificates, prizes and cash donations from more …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Event on Sunday, July 24, benefits Juvenile Diables Research Foundation.
Four weeks ago, when they were driving home from the shore, Crystal Klein of Emmaus suggested to her daughter Vicki, 17, that she should do something for kids with diabetes. Vicki had been a counselor at Camp Red Jacket at Cedar Crest College for a few years. It’s a three-day program for kids 5–12 with diabetes; Vicki had gone for several summers herself. But lately she hadn’t done any kind of volunteer work. So Vicki, mobilizing her friends and family, has worked almost non-stop for the past month to put together Vicki vs. Diabetes, a fundraiser benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation She’s garnered gift certificates, prizes and cash donations from more than 50 Emmaus-area businesses for the event at Active Learning Center/…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Green Hornet Soccer Association is running the fundraiser at The Burgery Company on Sunday.
Here’s a great opportunity to spruce up your car and support the Emmaus High School varsity and junior varsity boys' soccer teams at the same time. The Green Hornet Soccer Association is running a car wash on Sunday, July 17 from noon until 3 p.m. at The Burgery Company, 1458 Chestnut Street. The costs is $5 per car and the players will be washing the cars, according to Donna Brown, a member of the Green Hornet association. “We are the parent-run booster club for the two boys' teams,” Brown said in an email. “We use the money we raise through the car wash, snack stand, soccer clinic we run, as well as other fundraisers to help defray the costs of the teams throughout the year. “Things like practice shirts, goalie gear, assistant coaches …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
37th annual sale of gently used and new items benefits Lehigh Valley cancer patients.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Looking for some kids’ bicycles or toys for summer fun? How about supplies for gardening? Maybe a wedding is in someone’s future, necessitating bridal gear for the event? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to some brand-name duds? Or outfit a house or dorm room with appliances, artwork or lamps? How about golf clubs? Think holiday gifts, too. Budget constrictions are not restrictions at the Boutique at the Rink. The huge sale starts Tuesday and runs through Saturday at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem. New and like-new items -- all donations to help the fight against cancer -- will be offered during this once-a-year sale that draws treasurer-hunters from surrounding communities and states as …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Jeffy the mascot cheers them on.
Some ran. Some jogged. Some walked. Students at Emmaus’ Jefferson Elementary School cheered and encouraged each other as they circled the quarter-mile track at the Emmaus High School Stadium May 13. They walked about four blocks from the school to the stadium for the 2nd Annual Race for Education Fundraiser. First- and third-graders were the first to arrive at 9:30 a.m. About an hour later, the fourth- and fifth-graders came to the track. Following lunch, the Kindergartners and second-graders had their turn.” Each group was on the track for an hour, trying to complete as many laps as they could. Some of the fourth- and fifth-graders did as many as 28 laps, or seven miles! “This is a fabulous fundraiser,” school Principal Cheryl Scalzo …