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Jeep festival in Weissport raises $2,600

It was an event to benefit veterans and volunteers.

Based on the money raised at Colossal Radio’s Jeep Fest, it was a big success.

The event was Sept. 4 at The Hofford Mill in Weissport.

Layne “Doc” Roberts, owner of Colossal Radio in Palmerton, said $2,600 was raised.

“Exceeded any of my expectations with 110 jeeps participating,” Roberts said. “We had the right people, in the right places, and you cannot pull off an event like this without a good team, and I had a great team.”

Of that, Roberts said $1,300 each will go toward the Lehighton Fire Department and veterans at the Valor Clinic.

“Colossal Radio always tries to do our part in supporting local, our volunteers on the front line like our fire departments, and of course our veterans,” he said. “We like to do it with a party for a purpose.”

Roberts said there were food packages available, a flex ramp, and entertainment from Band of Brothers and Blunt.

Guests also had a chance to win a Bronson EBike Hunting Edition.

Roberts thanked the event’s sponsors, which included Blocker Enterprises of Lehighton, Zimmerman’s Dairy of Lehighton, Snyder’s Trailside Designs of Kunkletown, Brown Daub on Hecktown Road in Easton, Jeep Enthusiasts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Bronson EBikes, Chris Wentz at Wentz Dentz, Wentz Auto Body, Dom N Ali’s Restaurant, Half Barrel Brewing, Mystic Mountaintop Productions, and The Hofford Mill where the event was staged.

“In this case, helping out where we can for our volunteers and our veterans is what it’s all about,” Roberts said. “It goes for everything really; we truly help each other, and we all win.”

Roberts said that Jeep Fest II will be on Labor Day Sunday in 2023.

Colossal Radio's Jeep Fest was on Sept. 4 at The Hofford Mill in Weissport. A total of 110 Jeeps participated, with $2,600 raised. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO