Helping Hands, Inc 415 Hoffmansville Road* Bechtelsville, pa 19505

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Helping Hands, Inc * 415 Hoffmansville Road* Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Phone 610-754-6491 * Fax- 610-754-7157 * Email-

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~Friday, July 19, 2013-

~Join us for an evening of outdoor fun and music at Green Lane Park. We will be going to the Green Lane Ampitheater to see “Zydeco-A-Go-Go”, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier Zydeco band, Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps combined with New Orleans rhythm and blues. Please bring a snack, a blanket or chair, bugspray and a snack.

~Cost per person will be $15.00 with transportation.

~The following will be the transportation schedule:

~Helping Hands Office-5:50pm- 10:10pm

~Thriftway in Sanatoga- 6:05pm- 9:55pm

~Landis Store in Schwenksville- 6:15pm-9:45pm

Sunday, July 21, 2013-

~Helping Hands has gotten our hands on just a few tickets to the Broadway/Hollywood “Grease” at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia. “Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to a simpler time with the original high school musical, GREASE! Danny is the hunky 'bad boy' and Sandy is 'the girl next door.' They meet and fall in love. But will their different worlds keep them apart? This new production features all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie, including "You're The One That I Want," "Grease Is The Word," "Summer Nights," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "Greased Lightnin' and many more! Get ready to hand-jive the night away with the show that'll make you want to stand up and shout, "A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop A-wop-bam-boom!" It's GREASE, the most "electrifyin' musical extravaganza on stage!”

~Tickets for the show are $120.00 per person (Our apologies, but there are no handicapped seats available at this time. Please contact the office if you would like us to TRY to purchase these tickets.)

~We will be leaving ONLY from the Helping Hands Office. The times will be 11:45am- 6:30pm. Feel free to pack along a dinner for the ride home, or send additional funds for concessions while at the show. Attire is semi-casual for this show.

~Tuesday, July 23, 2013-

~ Welcome To The Fair! There is so much to see and do at the 85th Kimberton Fair. We hope you will come and spend the evening, and experience everything our old-fashioned country fair has to offer you and your family. From 4-H Livestock competitions to Home Living Exhibits to Pie Eating Contests, the Fair Queen Competition, a Baby Contest, plus great Food and Entertainment, it’s all happening at the Fair! Remember, good walking shoes are important!

~Cost will be $15.00 per person. Bring along spending money for rides, souvenirs and concessions.

~The following will be the transportation schedule:

~Helping Hands Office- 5:40pm-10:45pm

~Landis Store in Schwenksville- 6:00pm-10:20pm

~K-Mart/Thriftway Parking lot Pottstown- 6:15pm- 10:00pm

~Friday, July 26, 2013-

~As requested, join us at Limerick Bowl for MIDNITE BOWLING! We will be meeting at Limerick Bowl for two hours of bowling fun! The staff will bowl, too!! Cost will be $20.00 per person and that will cover 2 hours of bowling, shoes, and a small soda. Note: There may likely be strobe lighting, and may be crowded. Being that the activity is late at night, we will NOT be providing transportation to the Lanes. We ask that you arrive by 11:45pm so that we are guaranteed the lanes. The lanes close promptly at 2:00AM. Feel free to bring along money for concessions, etc.

~Tuesday, July 30, 2013------ Movie Night

~This months’ Night at the Cinema will be the movie “Grown Ups 2” at Carmike Cinema in Pottsgrove, PA. The transportation schedule will again need to be determined the week/day of the movie, b/c the times change at the theaters sometimes daily. We will plan to go to the closest to 7:00pm showing. Note: This comedy is Rated PG-13 starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade

~Tickets for the movies will be $20.00 with no transportation, and $28.00 with transportation. Only bring along money for the concessions. Special prices on Tuesday nights: Small popcorn and a drink are now $2.00 each and any candy for $2.50 each!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013-

~ “Oh, put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today; Put me in, Coach - I'm ready to play today; Look at me, I can be Centerfield……..” Come with us to Citizens Banks Park to see the Philadelphia Phillies play The Atlanta Braves!!

~Tickets are $45.00 per person. Bring along spending money for souvenirs or concessions. Reminders for that day: We will have a long drive, so please minimize liquid consumption late that morning. Also, sunscreen and good walking shoes are important! (Please note that even the lowest of levels seem very steep.) The following will be the transportation schedule. Note: If we will be more than fifteen minutes late, we will contact with at least 45 minutes notice.

~Helping Hands Office-10:45am-6:15pm

~North End Shopping Center- 11:00am- 6:00pm

~Landis Store Schwenksville- 11:15am- 5:45pm

~Saturday, August 10, 2013-

~Goschenhoppen Folk Festival- “It has showcased the trades and home skills of the Pennsylvania Dutch in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, over 500 costumed volunteers recreate kitchens, parlors, trade shops, and itinerants to bring to life the hands-on skills from the past. This family friendly event provides not just an exceptional educational experience, but also gives the families an opportunity to try first-hand the pleasantries of a former time. Dipping candles, creating a rag doll, petting a calf, sampling potato candy, or rolling a barrel hoop bring a sure smile. Moms and Dads will find a new appreciation of the appliances and gadgets that fill homes and garages today when the labor to make dinner or furnish a home in times past is demonstrated: blacksmiths, tinsmiths and whitesmiths sweat over the forges, farmers hoist heavy loads of grain into the horse operated fanning mill, and women make every meal from scratch. Needle workers show the painstaking process of garment construction – starting with the flax seed to the hemming of a linen shirt with all the steps in between. Old fashioned Pennsylvania Dutch foods are for sale on the festival grounds. Volunteers, dressed in authentic costumes of the periods, use authentic tools in recreating traditional home skills, trades, pastimes, foods, and folk music. Stage programs and lectures, scholarly and entertaining, serious and humorous, in the PA Dutch dialect and in English, are presented throughout the day.” Please wear good walking shoes and sunscreen! Bring along spending money for lunch (at last $10.00), concessions, souvenirs, etc. Cost per person will be $25.00 with transportation and $20.00 without. The transportation schedule follows:

~Helping Hands Office- 10:40am-3:40pm

~Thriftway in Sanatoga- 11:00am-3:15pm

~Landis Store Schwenksville- 11:00am-3:15pm
~Sunday, August 11, 2013

~Join us for the trek to GREAT ADVENTURE Theme Park and Safari Off-Road Adventure!! We will be making the long day trek to New Jersey to experience some of the largest and fastest coasters (Kingda Ka), free fallin rides, games, and food. Then we will go through the Safari Off-Road Adventure. Boasting 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes and lions, Safari Off-Road Adventure takes explorers on an exhilarating, interactive animal adventure. Guests enter the amazing, fictional world of the Wilds Family, who have traveled the globe to bring the most interesting and exotic creatures to their 350-acre preserve in Jackson, New Jersey. Their journey begins in a rustic loading station in Frontier Adventures filled with artifacts from the Wilds’ global expeditions.

~Cost per person will be $70.00 and this covers the cost of admission to the park and safari PLUS lunch in the park. Please bring additional money for additional snacks or souvenirs.

~Please dress accordingly, wear good WALKING shoes, and bring sunscreen! You can feel free to bring a snack or activity for the van ride. We ask that you limit your liquid consumption prior to the activity since it is a long ride. Thank you.

~Being that this is such a long ride, we will be meeting at the Helping Hands office. We will meet at 9:00am and return at approximately 7:00pm.

Notes for the Summer:
~As everyone has been notified at this point, the 2013 Summer Camp and Shore Programs have been cancelled. Letters and emails were sent out the last week of June to all participants and families. I again express our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused. We will look forward to planning some activities in the fall months and an even better 2014!
~Our condolences to Chance Allen and his family with the recent loss of Chance’s mother Gladys. Also, we have just received word of the passing of Rose Sanna, devoted mother of Susan who we lost in September 2011. Our thoughts are with your families at this time.
~Save the date: November 15, 2013 Helping Hands Annual Dinner Meeting and Dance at East Greenville Fire Company.
~Attached you will find a flyer for the LONG awaited Florida Trip!!! We will take a group to St. Pete Beach, Florida from Wednesday, October 2- October 7, 2013. Reservations will be taken on a first $100.00 received deposit.
~Along with the above mentioned shore house information, we are looking to do a few fundraisers to help with those costs. Below are a few upcoming ideas….
~Attached you will find information for the 2013 Our Place/Gilbertsville Golf Course Golf Outing to be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013. We are looking for hole sponsors, twosomes, foursomes, volunteers, donations, etc in the upcoming months!

Please let me know if you are interested in participating in this event.

The 2013 brochure is not completed yet, but will be available soon!
~WANTED: RECIPES RECIPES!!! We are going to follow through and make the 2nd edition Helping Hands, Inc Cookbook as a fundraiser for the Soc/Rec Program. If you have a recipe or two that you would be willing to share for our cookbook, please email it to the office at or or send a copy to the main office.  Or if you have fun quotes, non-food/drink recipes, or humorous additions, feel free to pass them on! Thank you so much in advance for your support!

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