PBS39 Announces Celebration to Commemorate Elmo’s Birthday


The community is invited to this free event celebrating the beloved Sesame Street character.

Bethlehem, PA – January 17, 2019 – PBS39 will hold a public birthday celebration in honor of the beloved Sesame Street character, Elmo. This free event, sponsored by PPL Foundation, will take place from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 3 at the PPL Public Media Center in Bethlehem, PA.

“We are excited to open our doors to the community,” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of PBS39 said. “Our address is Sesame Street, so it is only fitting that we would celebrate an iconic character like Elmo at our studios. We are grateful for the generous support from PPL Foundation for making this event possible.”

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring one new book as a donation to the Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers (LVCC) in support of PPL Foundation’s collaborative partnership with the Casa Guadalupe Center.

“The PPL Foundation believes that education is vital for vibrant communities,” Lissette Santana, Senior Manager of Corporate Relations for PPL said. “Helping to increase child literacy is one key factor in improving education for all students. That’s why we partnered with the United Way to develop Cover to Cover, a children’s literacy program. Our hope is that together, we can turn the page on childhood literacy.”

Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street will be on hand for photos. Guests will also be able to participate in a number of family-friendly activities. Click here to RSVP. Registration is not required, but preferred. Visit PBS39.org to learn more about PBS39’s initiatives, programming and events.

About PBS39
PBS39 is a community-owned public media station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA, serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. PBS39 Reporter Corps journalists are embedded in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley, including Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Schuylkill, Carbon and Monroe in Pennsylvania, plus Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. The Reporter Corps creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight and for the PBS39 digital platform. For more information, visit PBS39.org.


Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harrell
Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39