Saturday, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 Veteran’s Day


Dinner/Dance/Auction at the Topton American Legion, Topton, PA

6 PM- ????

Proceeds benefit River House PA operating costs.

Tickets are $15 and will go on sale October 1. You can message me with your contact if you want to make sure you are included. Tickets sold out early last time we held the event.

We are looking for auction items, from experiences to items to art.

Message me if you want to contribute or can offer up some time to help (decorate, sell tickets, bake desserts etc.) Cindy Ross- 570-573-2143 or

THANK YOU! Last time we held the event, all the Veterans (40 out or 125) received red carnations, making it easier to spot one another and connect. Folks came from five states and it was a wonderful fun and bonding time for all River House PA’s friends and Veterans. Since we as an organization have been working so closely with the Lebanon VA Hospital’ s Veterans in re-hab,  with a van of 18 Veterans coming to us twice a month now (20 events a year), we do not have much on our schedule for the general public and friends of RH. But these Veterans in need are exactly the folks our organization aims to help. So this event on Veteran’s Day is a great opportunity to bring all our supporters together! See you on November 11th! Save a dance for me!

River House PA 2017 Schedule

These are scheduled events with the Lebanon VA Hospital Veterans. They are always on a Tuesday from 4-7:30 or whenever. If you would like to sponsor or co-sponsor an event, especially one in particular, message me. If you are local, you are welcome to attend. If not, we will honor you at the event. A story/blog will be written with you mentioned. An event cost about $200 for food for 24. We typically get vans of 18 Veterans and their recreational therapists, as well as a few board members. (Half sponsorship is $100 or whatever you can do) We are also lookng for donations of used canoes, mountain bikes, inner tubes, etc. Thank you!
River House PA can also schedule events for other Veteran groups beyond the Lebanon VA Hospital group. 

Feb 7- Yoga and Transcendental Meditation for Vets- Dinner
St John’s UCC Church, Orwigsburg, PA

Feb 21- Music Therapy with Ktown music professors- and Zentangle art
Dinner at Cindy & Todd’s (River House Director)
85 Red Mtn Lane,New Ringgold

March 7 or the 14th- yet to be determined- depending on snow goose migration
Meeting at the Middlecreek Wildlife Management Area- Pa Game Commission, Lebanon/Lancaster County borders- Dinner and watch snow geese come in- at Willow Point

March 28- Spring Hike and campfire dinner
April 6- Pine Swamp- bird walk – with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary naturalist-
Kempton, PA campfire dinner
April 11- Paddle at Landingville Dam/Schuylkill River, Landingville – full moon- frog mating- campfire dinner
April 25- Fly fishing on Little Schuylkill River- campfire dinner
May 9- Wolf sanctuary visit- full moon – Lititz, PA- campfire dinner
May 23- New moon- star gazing- evening hike – campfire dinner
June 6- Paddling Blue Marsh Lake, Reading- picnic dinner
June 20- Bike ride on the Schuylkill River Bike Trail- Hamburg to Port Clinton and beyond- visit to the Canal Museum at Port Clinton picnic dinner at park

July 11- Innertubing on Little Schuylkill- walk one mile and tube one mile-
campfire dinner and crank homemade ice cream

Sept 5- Full moon hike- Rich Pawling Civil War History Alive! Presentation- campfire dinner

Sept 19- Hawk Mtn Sanctuary- view the migration from the look out- see injured raptors
up close- campfire dinner

Oct 17- Duncan Corn Maze- Robesonia- the families of the Veterans are also invited to this event. Gourd chucking, corn maze, hay ride, farm tour, campfire, dinner, Chinese paper lantern release
Oct 17- Fall hike, campfire dinner
Nov 7- TBA

Saturday Nov 11- Dinner/Dance/Auction- Topton American Legion- $15- 6 pm-11
proceeds go towards operating costs of RH- accepting donations for auction throughout the year- ALL INVITED!!!




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