JERUSALEM WESTERN SALISBURY CHURCH
The annual Old-Fashioned Church Festival, at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Allentown, was held June 20.
Traditionally held every year in June, this festival is the biggest fundraiser for the church and welcomes the entire community.
Festivalgoers purchased tickets for concessions such as snowcones, hot dogs, hamburgers and other great meals, all made by volunteer members from the church. The event also included a basket raffle.
The Lehigh Valley Zoo had a booth complete with animal pelts and a live turtle participants could interact with.
Additionally, two bands performed for the festival: the church's festival band and the men's choral group Summer Harmony.
Mark Held, co-chair of the festival, explained during his childhood, there used to be two annual festivals held at the church which were discontinued until this festival was revived in the late 1990s.
Today, the festival is in its 19th year and, judging by the large crowd turnout, it is thriving.