Bethlehem, Pa – June 13, 2019 – PBS39 will honor an impressive group of local heroes on November 1 at its annual Good Neighbor Awards, given each year in the spirit of its beloved Fred Rogers of Public Broadcasting’s program, Mister Rogers Neighborhood.
The 2019 Good Neighbor Awardees are:
Founders Award: David M. Jaindl owner of Jaindl Farms, Jaindl Turkey Sales, Jaindl Land Co., Jaindl Realty, Jaindl Beverage, Schantz Orchards, and Hitters Edge. (left)
Arts & Education: Beverly Donchez Bradley, president of the Lehigh Valley Cops ‘n’ Kids Childrens’ Literacy Program.
Youth & Family: Alan L. Jennings, executive director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley.
The spirit of Fred Rogers’ legacy of education, community, and compassion continues today and his belief that we should “always look for the helpers’ inspires this award recognizing those ‘Good Neighbors’ who assist with the PBS39 mission to promote civic engagement and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through dynamic communication platforms and resources.
“This is the fourth year PBS39 will recognize our Good Neighbors,” Tim Fallon, CEO of PBS39, said. “The largest impacts are made when organizations and individuals band together for a common vision of a vibrant society. It is essential to celebrate those who move our community forward.”
The Good Neighbor Awards will begin at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the University Center at DeSales University in Center Valley.
Previous Good Neighbor Award recipients include Father Daniel G. Gambet, OSFS, Dr. Joseph J. Roy, Marci Ronald-Lesko, Kassie Hilgert, Dr. Karen Walton, the Hon. Maxwell Davison, Barry Dobil, Nancy Dischinat, Jessica Lee, and Joseph Martocci, PPL Corporation, and Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
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. The Reporter Corps creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight and for the PBS39 digital platform. PBS39 and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are partnering to fund and fulfill the regional literacy initiative Lehigh Valley Reads. This campaign is working to ensure all Lehigh Valley students read on grade level by the end of third grade by 2025. PBS39, part of Greater Lehigh Valley Public Media, is a community-owned public media station serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.
Information provided to TVL by:
Vice President of Advancement, PBS39