LVCC Picnic Signature Service Project
As one of our club’s two annual signature projects we treated the children from Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers (LVCC) for a picnic at the Allentown Rose Garden pavilions. The picnic was another huge success! Once again this year, we were blessed with sunny skies. True, it was a very warm day for mid-May, but there was a bit of a breeze in the air, lots of shade around the pavilions, and plenty of water stations for the children and volunteers.
Before the children arrived, volunteers from our club helped set up the game stations, cover the picnic tables, tie balloons around the two pavilions, and much more. Early volunteers included Keith Reynolds (and his wife Jessica, his sons, and other family members), Tom Harp, Enos Martin, Deirdre Govan, Eleana Belletieri, and Deb Lamb. Later, Todd Siegfried and Rich Peterson joined us to help with food prep. Other members from our club, Katie Hutchinson and Mary DiFebo arrived with their Key Club volunteers. Cathy Kane from the Allentown NE Kiwanis Club stopped by to help out.
Most of them spent the morning out in the field assisting with the many activity stations that included obstacle courses, soccer, t-ball, bubbles, a parachute game, and a craft station where the children painted their own flower pots.And during the event, the children were thrilled when FeRROUS, the LV IronPigs mascot showed up!
When activities were over, we served the children a picnic lunch. It included hot dogs, prepared by Executive Chef Rich and his Sous Chef Todd, chips, fruit snacks, cookies and box drinks. The children were definitely hungry after the field events. They were tired, but happy as could be.
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