Allentown home transformed into fundraiser venue
July 2, 2012 by Sarah
The Pennsylvania Sinfonia found the perfect spot for their yearly fundraiser. The annual fundraiser was held at the home of Ken and Pamela Burton, in Allentown, PA.
This year’s fundraising party took place on Saturday, June 30, between the hours of 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. What set the venue apart from other event spaces were the luxurious gardens that the couple maintain. Guests were able to participate in guided tours of the gardens, while those who preferred to explore at their own pace were able to wander leisurely through them.
The fundraiser was structured as an open house. Guests were able to arrive when they wanted and stay at the party until they felt it was time to head home. The event featured talks and music.
A consultant from the Pennsylvania Land Trust, Claudia Steckel, and the vice president of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society, Barbara Malt, gave a talk on choosing plants for the backyard that attract birds. Steckel also owns Botanical Inventory in Allentown, so distributing digital business cards after her talk at this local event would have been a great way for her to promote her business.
Since the fundraiser was for the Pennsylvania Sinfonia, members of the musical group were on hand. Performances by small groups took place throughout gardens. Each performance was held on the hour at 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.
Tickets to the fundraiser were $20 in advance and $25 at the door. It remains to be seen how much the Sinfonia earned from its party.