ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Almost 40 folks, including volunteers and friends of the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network along with PVEN director Eloise Laubach, made a trip to celebrate fellowship and friendship to the Iron Pigs baseball game in Bethlehem. Laubach was one of several chosen to throw out the traditional first pitch. And, it crossed the plate. She and others who participated received a ball and a miniature baseball bat as a memento. The PVEN outing, as arranged by PVEN volunteer and board secretary Charles Rush, included such entertainment as the Great Pork Race and the antics of FeRRouS and FeFe. Not only were folks of the PVEN group enjoying the evening, including Fourth of July fireworks, so were other locals with other groups, including Fred and Cathy Klein, who were part of a visiting motorcycle group and the Rev. Mike Netznik, pastor of McMichaels UMC of years ago. The IronPigs did not win, even though cheered on by the local groups.