Sunday, May 5, 2013

FireRock finds Room to Grow in Bethlehem

The weather has finally taken a turn for the better, and we’ve been out and about with our cameras in tow to capture some very cool goings-on in the Lehigh Valley.

Coincidentally, this past week saw us spending most of our time at the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem.  We need to ask -- is there a better place to spend a gorgeous, 70-degree day than walking this amazing 4.5 acres of land?

Our cameras are ready for the Room to Grow Fashion Show

Tuesday, April 30, saw the return of the Room to GrowFashion Show, once again hosted by The Outlets at the Sands and sponsors that included The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and Just Born.  A good time for a great cause was had by 400 attendees, each of whom spent $75 for an open bar, gourmet food and a beach-themed Runway Fashion Show that kicked off with America’s most memorable television theme song blaring through the speakers (any guesses what it was?) as models began walking the runway.  One lucky ticket holder also won a beautiful Citrine, Smoky Quartz and White Sapphire Sun Pendant set in Gold-Plated Sterling Silver, and anxiously jumped from her chair in delight when the winning number was called.

As Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan noted, this was “not your grandfather’s library fundraiser.”  The 21-and-over event saw 100% of ticket proceeds go to the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s Room to Grow Project.  With Phase 1 complete at the Main Library, Phase 2 involves the renovation of the historic South Side Branch and is now underway.  You can read more about the project HERE.

Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan
The following day we met up with Mayor John Callahan in the shadow of the Blast Furnaces.  These towering ‘stacks’ (after which the campus is named) were once used in the iron making process at Bethlehem Steel for decades, and continue to draw the eye of residents, tourists, professional and amateur photographers and videographers venturing into Bethlehem.

If you want to know why we were hanging out John Callahan, you can find out on May 15 at another event that will once again bring us back to Bethlehem.

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