SNOW ANGELS TO THE RESCUE THANKS TO STUDENTS AT CCHS

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SnowAngelsSenior Citizens in Allentown will again receive help with snow shoveling this winter thanks to the “Snow Angels” program which is a cooperative effort of SERV Allentown and Central Catholic High School.  Mayor Pawlowski joined some students at Lehigh Valley Active Life to announce the continuation of the program.  About 65 students are volunteering for the program as part of the school’s Central City Project (CCP), where students volunteer for various activities throughout the City.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the boost these students are giving the Snow Angel program,” said Pawlowski. “All the snow that fell last winter put our volunteer force to the test. A lot more senior citizens will be able to benefit as a result of the hard work of these teenagers. I can’t thank them enough.”

Senior citizens that own homes in Allentown will be able to find an application for the “Snow Angel” program on the city website under the SERV Allentown Logo, or may pick-up an application at the senior center. All applicants for snow removal services must turn in their application to Lehigh County Active Life, located at 1633 W. Elm Street, in Allentown.   Once a senior qualifies for the program, their application is kept by the Senior Center and forwarded to a neighborhood group president.

When a snow storm leaves at least 3 inches of snow on the ground, a qualified senior can call their neighborhood group and request snow removal, and a volunteer will be sent to their home to shovel the snow.  All volunteers are required to have an identification card for the safety of the seniors.

According to Central Catholic High School Community Outreach Director Pat Markham, “The Central City Project (CCP) is Allentown Central Catholic High School’s commitment to the City of Allentown. For over 80 years, ACCHS has had a vibrant Christian presence in Center City Allentown. As demographics have changed, a majority of our students no longer hail from the immediate community surrounding the school. The CCP is an opportunity for students from communities outside the city to interact with the local neighborhood’s people, institutions, and events.”

Youth over the age of 12 who are interested in volunteering their time for the program can apply by going on the City of Allentown’s website at www.allentownpa.gov and clicking on the “SERV-Allentown” link.   At the bottom of the information on the program is a link (Click here for the application) to download the application.  All applications must be delivered to the Chief Service Officer, Ismael Arcelay, in City Hall.  All applicants will go a through an approval process, which includes a background check.  Volunteers must provide their own snow shovel to participate.

“This is a great way to give back to the community,” said the Mayor, who himself shovels snow for those residents in need during the winter.  “Our seniors are grateful for the help, and this allows our youth to do something nice for their neighbors.  We are very thankful to every young adult who becomes a snow angel during the winter.  They help to exemplify what Allentown is all about, working together for the good of the community.”

A CHARITABLE ROUND: MAYOR’S 8th ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC ANOTHER OVERWHELMING SUCCESS

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The Mayor Poses with the Winners of the Mayor’s Cup

Mayor Ed Pawlowski presided over his 8th Annual Charity Golf Classic and Dinner recently, where a record $18,132 was raised to benefit Lehigh Valley Active Life, formerly the Lehigh County Senior Center.   The outing was held once again at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course, and to date, $118,841 has been raised for various charities in and around Allentown.

“I’d like to thank everyone who participated this year and donated to Lehigh Valley Active Life,” said the Mayor.  “It was just a great day for a round of golf for a worthy cause.  The good news is I have a whole year to work on my slice before next year’s  Classic.”

This year, 120 golfers participated in the event, with the Mayor’s Cup going to the City Center Lehigh Valley Investment Corporation foursome of Gregg Potter, Tom Arnold, Ed Beishine, and Jim McFadden.  The Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union team of Rick Kern, Chris Schmidt, Woody Maxon, and Dave Creveling took 2nd place, while the Embassy Bank group of Paul Frank, Bryan Yarnell, Josh Agentis, and Brian Sabol took 3rd place.  The Longest Drive awards went to Candida Affa for the women, and Carl Greener for the men.  Closest to the pin awards went to Holly Thomas, Austin Bleam, Tom Arnold and John Andrulevich.

 

TEE ‘EM UP FOR CHARITY: THE MAYOR’S 8th ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

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Golf image 1It’s time to tee ‘em up and putt ‘em down once again.  Mayor Ed Pawlowski will be hosting his 8th Annual Charity Golf Classic next month. The Golf Tournament and dinner will be held on Friday, June 6, at Allentown Municipal Golf Course located at 3400 Tilghman St. in Allentown.

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Lehigh Valley Active Life, formerly known as Lehigh County Senior Center.

Registration starts at 7:30 AM, with a 9:00 AM 4-person scramble with a shotgun start. Dinner will begin at 2:00 PM, including an Awards and Recognition program.  The tournament includes 18 holes of golf with a cart and a small bucket of balls for the driving range.  Mulligans will be sold at the registration table prior to the start of the tournament. Pot O’ Gold tickets will be available at the registration table as well, and raffle tickets for a variety of prizes will be available throughout the day.

The Prize for first place includes the engraving of the winning team’s name onto the Mayor’s Cup.  In addition, the Hole in One Prize will be awarded, which is an 8-night trip to the tropical island of Maui.

There are several levels of sponsorship for the event, as well as the opportunity to donate prizes. Please contact Diane Nolan at Dndod@aol.com, www.LVActiveLife.org, or 610-437-3700 with any questions on sponsorship or donations.

The deadline for entry to golf is June 1, 2014.  To register, please email Richard Warner at warnerr@enter.net  for registration forms.