Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Annual Regatta to Benefit Safe Harbor

More than 1,000 toy boats are expected to race down the Bushkill Creek on Saturday, September 28 in an annual regatta race event that will benefit Easton's Safe Harbor.

The fundraising event will also include pony rides, a K9 demonstration, a tricky tray, and other fun activities from noon to 2 p.m. at Penns Pump Park in Palmer Township. Boats can be purchased for $5 apiece, and prizes will be awarded to those whose boats place in the race. The park is located just off Northwood Avenue and Bushkill Drive in Palmer Township.

Money raised at the regatta will go to the homeless shelter's day program, which needs to replace the $54,000 in funding formerly provided by the county. The day program provides a hot and nutritious breakfast and lunch to 80 to 100 participants daily, as well as case management, referrals to local agencies, and other programs and activities.

Safe Harbor is also seeking other donations of both funds and goods to support its efforts--linens, house wares, toiletries, paper goods, and clothing, are always needed, and the organization has a wish list posted on its website that specifies what it needs most at any given moment.

For more information about the event on Saturday or how to donate, call 610-258-5540 or visit

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