Summer Drive-In a Super Success!

Wow! We’ve all heard it a thousand times; this is our “new normal.” But none of what we’ve all experienced in the last months feels normal at all.  It feels strange, different, and scary. We’re worried about what’s next.  Will our loved ones, and we stay healthy?

When the time came to begin planning for the 86th SJPV Summer Festival, we wondered will it happen, what will we do, how can we do anything? What can we do to bring some joy to current circumstances?

As Father Hoffa said in his interview with PA Home Page, “Just because you can’t do something the way you used to, doesn’t mean that you can’t do something different.” Our St. Joseph of the Panther Valley family rose to the occasion to create a “new” summer festival this year – the Summer Drive-In.  And what is the highlight of the annual summer festival?  The food, of course!

With that fact in mind, planning began, and the Summer Drive-In came to fruition on July 17th and 19th, and wow, it was amazing!  We even found a way to add something new to the “new normal” summer festival.  In addition to our regular drawings – we added MEGA BASKETS – each basket was valued at $700 or more!

Thank you to everyone who donated, supported, and worked at our Summer Drive-In.  What a tremendous outpouring of support we received from parishioners, friends, and local communities.  Thank you!

Congratulations to all of the lucky winners listed below!

Cash Drawing
$500—Marie Valentini, Lansford
$250—Cailin McCullion, Nesquehoning
$100—Robin Blasko, Summit Hill

2 Ton of Coal & $200 in Gas Cards – Carolyn Shemanski, Hazleton

Patio Set & Gas Firepit – Ann Ziajka, Mary D

Gas Grill – David & Jessica Aungst, Nesquehoning

Mega Basket Winners

Gaggle of Gift Cards  – Joann Ruzicka, Lansford

Lottery Tree – Mary Herman, Jim Thorpe

Boyer’s Gift Card – Kathleen Polak, Summit Hill

TP Tower – Bernie Childs

Cornhole Boards & Summer Night Supplies – Sandy Schlemmer, Summit Hill

School Supplies with Ipad – A McFadden, Summit Hill

Basket of Cash – Maryellen Ogozalek, Lansford

Basket of Cheer – Kristina Hayslette, Whitehall

Wine Wheelbarrow – Lisa Hiles, Summit Hill

Chest Freezer with Meats – Heather Suzadail, Summit Hill

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