Thank you to all the families who attended the first annual Upside Allentown Family Fun Fest at Sacred Heart Hospital yesterday!  Volunteers served free food including hot dogs donated by Yocco’s, pizza, fresh fruit, popcorn and ice cream from the Udder Bar to more than 300 people from the surrounding neighborhood.

There were also free activities by several community organizations including Rodale Farmers Market, Sacred Heart Hospital, Community Bike Works, Allentown Art Museum, Habitat for Humanity, and Allentown Promise Neighborhood.

And attendees had the opportunity to enter a Raffle Drawing for Iron Pigs Tickets, family packs of tickets at Miller Symphony, AMP Downtown Allentown Gift Card, and Professional Bull Riding Tickets.  Raffle drawing will be announced next week!

Information was also available about the Upside programs such as streetscape improvement projects, façade restoration grants available for homeowners, education and workforce development opportunities, start your business initiatives and more.

The event offered a chance for inner city neighborhood residents to get together for unity and camaraderie.