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Fill The Ford For Family Promise at Galen Glen Winery Two Local Businesses Define TEAM - Together Ev

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September 20, 2018
Fill The Ford For Family Promise at Galen Glen Winery
Two Local Businesses Define TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More
255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, PA.  For five years Galen Glen Winery has hosted an annual event in October to benefit Family Promise of Carbon County. The area's only shelter for homeless children and their parents. On October 27 and 28, they will hold their Sixth Annual HalloWINE Weekend to benefit the local charity. This is the first year they are partnering with Lehighton Ford and look forward to a successful event. When asked about the idea and partnership, Kathy Matson, Tasting Room Manager replied, "It wasn't a very original idea. I thought about food drives where they stuffed a bus and thought, why can't we do that with some cars? I called a friend at Lehighton Ford and pitched the idea because I know they also generously give back to our local community, and they said, 'yes!'" When asked why Lehighton Ford was so enthusiastic to help, Gary Salijko Jr., General Sales Manager replied, "We are proud to be a leader in helping our local community. When the winery asked, we knew this was a great cause and another way for our team to give back. Unfortunately, people fall on hard times and it is important to us to invest in others who are less fortunate."
The word "investing" is a common theme. Jonathan Blackwell-Rodgers, Director of Family Promise of Carbon County stated, "Businesses who are donating and helping with Family Promise are actually investing in the community and the lives of those in the program. Businesses can invest by hosting events like this or working with one of our local host churches to prepare meals, dine with guests for fellowship, spend a night sleeping at a host church to represent care and compassion while the families sleep. This all fosters a sense of community."
The winery and dealership hope that the community will visit the winery with donations of new or gently used blankets and sheets, new towels, wash cloths, underwear and socks for men, women and children. Also needed are cleaning supplies, light bulbs, laundry soap and fabric softener sheets, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, diapers and baby wipes, and some toiletries.  If you are unable to make the event, donations may be dropped the week before during normal business hours at the winery or at Lehighton Ford.
About Family Promise of Carbon County:
Family Promise of Carbon County is based in Lehighton and allows homeless families to stay together.  Unlike most shelters where women and children and men are separated into separate wings, this program allows families to stay and live together in the day center where they learn new skills to find better jobs and then in the evening at host churches where they have their own bedrooms.  They are the only homeless program in the county for families.  For more information about Family Promise of Carbon County go to: familypromisecarboncounty.com.
About Lehighton Ford:
Lehighton Ford was founded in 1945 by Earl J. Haupt and Melvin Moyer. The dealership has evolved over the years from a Lincoln-Mercury-Ford dealership to focusing solely on the Ford brand. They are known for providing customers with a great ownership experience with personal interaction and are open six days a week. Find more information at: www.lehightonford.com
About Galen Glen Winery:
Galen Glen Winery is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Andreas Pennsylvania.  The vineyard is on the family's double-century farm and is full of history.  The tasting room's knowledgeable and engaging staff always make your visit enjoyable.  They are open year round.  Currently, the tasting room is open Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5pm; Saturday, 11am to 5pm and Sunday, noon to 5pm. They are closed on Monday and Tuesday. Plan to spend some time enjoying the exceptional views and a glass of award-winning wine with some locally-made cheeses or bring your own snacks.
For more information about the winery's other award winning wines and other upcoming events, please visit the website www.galenglen.com or "Like" on Facebook at Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery and follow on Twitter and Instagram @galenglenwine.  The tasting room may be reached via telephone at 570-386-3682.  The staff looks forward to meeting you and your family and helping you create unforgettable memories at Galen Glen.