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Ss. Peter and Paul block party deemed a success

  • Michael A Heery/Special to the TIMES NEWS Kennedy Malsch enjoys fried ice cream at the annual Lehighton Community Block Party over the weekend. Proceeds from the block party support the school.
    Michael A Heery/Special to the TIMES NEWS Kennedy Malsch enjoys fried ice cream at the annual Lehighton Community Block Party over the weekend. Proceeds from the block party support the school.
Published July 23. 2013 05:02PM

Although the hot and humid weather continued over the weekend, it did not seem to affect the guests who attended the annual Lehighton Community Block Party.

"My prayers were heard," said SS. Peter and Paul School Principal Sherry Sernak. "We did not have any rain during the block party."

The three-day event included live entertainment, games, homemade food, vendors, and more.

According to Sernak, the events on Saturday seemed to be most popular - pulling in the highest attendance. These additional events included a soap box derby, Lehighton Idol Contest with cash prizes, and the "I Don't Want to be a Duck" Race.

"Our soap box derby is so popular that we are thinking of planning one for the fall," said Sernak. She noted that Gary Reed provides several of the cars every year for children to participate in the soap box derby.

"The duck race is also very popular," added Sernak. "It sold out."

Local cover band Boomerang performed Friday evening. Taking the stage on Saturday evening was high-energy band A.D.D.

"The block party is an opportunity for our community to come together in friendship," said Rev. Michael Ahrensfield, Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Parish. "It displays what our school and parish can offer to our community."

All proceeds from the annual Lehighton Community Block Party support SS. Peter and Paul School.

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