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Welcome to The Great Allentown Fair Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible. Chartered in 2019, the mission of The Great Allentown Fair Foundation is to provide philanthropic opportunities through grants and charitable donations to preserve, enrich, and advance agriculture. Through scholarships, educational programs, incentives and events, The Great Allentown Fair Foundation supports The Great Allentown Fair and programs of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society.


THE GREAT ALLENTOWN FAIR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR 2021-2022

The Great Allentown Fair Foundation is pleased to announce its scholarship awards to students for their 2021-2022 academic year. The foundation will distribute $5,000 in total to three applicants selected by The Great Allentown Fair Foundation’s Scholarship Committee based upon their pursuits of college-level education. The 2021-2022 scholarships and recipients are:

The Greenawald Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Has been awarded to Trinity Packard, a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School, who will be attending Lehigh Carbon Community College (Schnecksville, PA).

The Leon Peters & Barbara Bigelow Scholarship ($2,500 for two years)
Has been re-awarded to Carrie Spangler, who is continuing at Penn State University (University Park, PA) to study Agricultural Science.

The Great Allentown Fair Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)
Has been awarded to Kyle Kemmerer, a graduate of Pen Argyl High School, who will be attending Delaware Valley University (Doylestown, Pennsylvania) to study Agriculture Business.

“We are so proud to support these wonderful recipients in their pursuits of science and agriculture” says Ibolya Balog, The Great Allentown Fair Foundation Scholarship Committee Chair. “We know that this investment in our students will pay dividends to our region – and to the world,” she continues.

The Great Allentown Fair Foundation provides philanthropic opportunities through grants and charitable donations to preserve, enrich, and advance agriculture. Through scholarships, educational programs, incentives and events, the Foundation supports The Great Allentown Fair and programs of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society. For additional information about the Great Allentown Fair Foundation, Inc., please visit: AllentownFairFoundation.org

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THE GREAT ALLENTOWN FAIR FOUNDATION
LAUNCHES “LIGHT UP THE FAIR” CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
FOR THE ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

The Great Allentown Fair Foundation has launched a “Light Up The Fair” capital campaign to renovate and illuminate the cupola atop the landmark grandstand of the Allentown Fairgrounds. The campaign serves the Foundation’s mission to preserve the Allentown Fairgrounds, and compliments Allentown’s 19th Street improvement zone efforts.Light Up The Fair

The campaign has secured approximately two-thirds of the total estimated cost to renovate the cupola’s structure, install electrical connections and outline it with energy-efficient LED lighting. This initiative is the first phase of a lighting and landscaping project planned for the fairgrounds’ 46 acres that will bring a functional and aesthetic revival to the benefit of the city, neighborhood residents, merchants, and patrons by creating a visual beacon reminiscent of Boathouse Row in Philadelphia.

Part of the financing for this project includes a $25,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Capital Improvement Matching Grant Program. The contract for this grant requires that the project be completed and paid for by May 31, 2021. In coordination with the Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the Great Allentown Fair Foundation is seeking additional funds from corporate and individual donors, who agree that “Light Up The Fair” will be an interesting and aesthetically pleasing enhancement to the area.

Cupola Lit (2021) Photo by Matt Blum
Cupola Lit (2021) Photo by Matt Blum

Donations can be made by check payable to “The Great Allentown Fair Foundation” and mailed to 302 North 17th Street, Allentown, PA 18104 or contributed securely online at AllentownFairFoundation.org/LightUpTheFair.

The Great Allentown Fair Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation chartered in 2019, as a separate subsidiary of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society (LCAS). The mission of the Great Allentown Fair Foundation is to provide philanthropic opportunities through grants and charitable donations to preserve, enrich, and advance agriculture. For additional information about The Great Allentown Fair Foundation, please visit: AllentownFairFoundation.org

information available at: AllentownFairFoundation.org/LightUpTheFair

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The Great Allentown Fair Foundation
302 North 17th Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
(610) 433-7541 | info@allentownfairfoundation.org
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