Western Lehigh Chamber presents the 4th Annual Paws at the Park!

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The Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, proud partners of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, is thrilled to present the 4th Annual Paws at the Park, a pet-friendly community festival, on Sunday May 5th in Upper Macungie’s Grange Park!

This one-of-a-kind event is jam packed with fun for the entire family! The day’s schedule kicks off with a special visit from characters like Bluey and Chase from Paw Patrol and will continue with pet demonstrations as well as pet contests for categories like ‘best trick’, ‘loudest bark’ and ‘best dressed’. Sign-ups for these pet contests will be held the day of the event.

Not only will this event feature lots of entertainment throughout the day, but it will also include 25+ pet related businesses and vendors for the community to shop and interact with. Purina, located in South Whitehall Township, will be one of the many businesses attending this event. When asked about their involvement Debra Petrecz, Associate Manager for Nestle Purina stated, “(Our company) is excited to be part of the Paws at the Park event again this year to help support community programs and animal non- profits right here in our backyard”.

Local vendors are just part of the fun scheduled for this paw-some event! Popular food trucks like Bodega Bistro, Bubba’s Curbside Cravings, and The Udder Bar will be in attendance along with drink vendors like Rising River Brewing, Sleepy Cat Winery, and Eight Oaks Distillery; so come hungry and plan to stay a while!

One of the most rewarding parts of this event each year is the opportunity to raise funds to support a local animal-based non-profit organization within the Western Lehigh region. This year, the chosen beneficiary is S.O.A.R (Starting Over Animal Rescue), whose mission is to “help facilitate high quality affordable spay/neuter for feral, stray, and house pets and to provide shelter to abused, neglected, and abandoned animals.”

The center pavilion at this event will be filled with over 30+ raffle prizes of which all of the proceeds will go back S.O.A.R to support their mission! Hayden Rinde, Assistant Vice President of the Western Lehigh Chamber commented, “Of the many events I have the pleasure of planning with my boards, this one is one of my favorites! As a dog mom myself, being able to shine a spotlight on the amazing pet friendly businesses we have here in the Lehigh Valley and bring people together for a fun afternoon, all while helping raise money for animals looking for their forever home is just so rewarding!”

This one-of-a-kind pet friendly event on Sunday May 5th is paws-itively a can’t miss! To learn more about this event, please visit www.lehighvalleychamber.org/events

When: SundayMay 5th, 2024 12:00PM to 3:00PM

Where: Upper Macungie Grange Park 360 Grange Rd Allentown, PA 18106

Pricing: FREE 

Sponsors: Fresh Pet, Purina, Hounds Town USA, Zator Law, The Goldenberg Group/Hamilton Crossings, Cold Nose Lodge, Alex Meyer Realtor, Keystone Consulting Engineers, Touchstone Photography, Signal of Eastern PA, KJ Lehigh, Adams Outdoor Advertising 

About the Chamber: The mission of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area.  We accomplish this through business-to-business networking events and marketing products, affinity programs and exclusive, money saving member benefits, training programs, government affairs initiatives and public policy advocacy, and community development enterprises.  With nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000, the Chamber is the largest in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in the top ten nationwide.


Information provided to TVL by:
Hayden Rinde
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce