August 7, 2014 – I hosted my 9th annual Community and Family Expo at Bucky Boyle Park in Allentown. This free event was designed to provide valuable information to parents, grandparents and children about the myriad of programs, information and other services available to them from government and community groups. We had well over 1,300 people attend this year’s event.
Some of the exhibitors included: Capital BlueCross-CHIP Program, Lehigh Valley Cops ‘N’ Kids, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown Health Bureau, Boy Scouts of America/Minsi Trails Council and Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers, Inc.
Entertainment included: Flag Raising Ceremony by the Civil Air Patrol, PAO Lehigh Valley Squadron 805, William Allen Chorale, Xcape Dance Studio, Karate demonstration by The Legend of Kenpo, Boxing demonstration by Luis Melendez, Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s Musical Petting Zoo and mascots from local organizations and businesses, including the Lehigh Valley Phantoms new Mascot, Melvin.
Thanks to Lehigh Valley Cops ‘n’ Kids all children received a free book and kids could complete an educational passport for a free book bag, compliments of Lehigh Carbon Community College.