The Saucon Valley Lions’ 49th annual Lehigh Valley Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show was held Saturday and Sunday at Saucon Valley High School and a highlight of this year’s show was a new event: a Hellertown Rocks Kindness Project rock-painting contest that was open to both individuals and businesses.
The contest was the idea of show chairwoman Amy Musser–who leads the project–and was judged by Musser’s friend and art teacher Jenna Naito and Hellertown mayor David Heintzelman.
The individual winners were Michelle Albino for age group 16 and up, Aubrey Olsovsky for age group 10-15 and Bella Strunk for age group 4-9. Gigi from Frey’s Better Foods in Hellertown won for the business category.
The annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show is an important fundraiser for the Lions club.
Proceeds from it support their various philanthropic endeavors, which include the awarding of annual scholarships to Saucon Valley High School graduating seniors and supporting charities that benefit individuals who are visually impaired.
Photos by Chris Christian
From left, local residents Bonnie Campbell, Lion Kathy Fenstermacher and Lion Terry Roberts enjoy the Saucon Valley Lions annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show at Saucon Valley High School. The 49th annual show was held Saturday and Sunday.
More than 20 vendors from around the region and beyond participated in the annual gem, mineral and jewelry show.
Hellertown mayor and painted rock judge David Heintzelman and Saucon Valley Lions Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Chairwoman Amy Musser with the prize-winning painted rocks that were entered in this year’s ‘Hellertown Rocks’ contest.
Stone balance artist and Saucon Valley resident Nicholas Paolini works his balancing magic at the Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show.
Hellertown’s own Lost River Caverns has been a vendor at the Saucon Valley Lions’ Gem, Mineral Jewelry Show for many years. Pictured is co-owner Beverly Rosewicz (right) working at the cave’s booth.
The look on your face when you find the perfect rock for your collection…
If you’re a rockhound there were some dazzling specimens on display and available for purchase at the show.
Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts of Hellertown is a multi-year vendor at the show. Pictured is owner June Rose at her booth.
Nick Paolini with his stone balancing photography.