Lehigh County Foster Children Picnic Heats Up the Fun
Fawn Davies, Communications Director
Despite the heat on July 19, nearly 100 children enjoyed the Fun Day Picnic, planned and hosted by Lehigh County Children, Youth and Family Services. Children of all ages attended, including those in out-of-home placement, children from other counties in local foster homes, Valley Youth House residents, and foster families’ biological children. The “hottest” features were a DJ, pizza, and a photo booth, all of which were donated or discounted.
Planning and fundraising for this event takes place throughout the year. This year, part of the $2,000 raised was generated through a basket raffle held in the lobby of the Lehigh County Government Center during the first week of April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Additionally, donations are provided by local businesses, contracted service providers and local attorneys.
It’s all hands on deck as staff from the agency and the SWAN prime contractor are involved in planning and executing the event. “This is all about the kids, so we come together to make it a great event,” said Director Paula Roberts. “We appreciate all the support from our staff, SWAN and the community. We’re already looking forward to next year.”