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Over 150 people of the Local GLBT Community gathered at Wachovia's West Broad Street Financial Center in Bethlehem for a fabulous evening event.

The event took place in a great old fashioned bank building in Bethlehem, with hors d'oeuvres by Lee Gribbons, beverages, beautiful flowers by Elysian Fields and entertainment by jazz singer Roberta Meek accompanied by Dave Smith on the jazz guitar. A fabulous silent auction of interesting fine art, goods and services drew hundreds of dollars of bids from the crowd. All proceeds from the auction benefited PA Diversity Network programs.
This was the first business event for the GLBT community of its kind in the Lehigh Valley and it is a first, internationally for Wachovia.
PA Diversity Network THANKS Wachovia Bank for this wonderful event and opportunity and for its local representatives for being supportive and welcoming to the local GLBT population and to the international Wachovia Corporation for having a 100% Equality Index rating. Wachovia gives domestic partner benefits and has a non-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

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PA Diversity Network thanks Wachovia Representatives Maureen Gilligan and Brian Killeen and everyone at
Wachovia for the opportunity to partner with them on this wonderful events!!!


Here's a list of the the fabulous silent auction items and the businesses and organizations that donated them for the event: PDN thanks everyone who donated and everyone who bid!!!!!


Auction Items
Item #1. Signed limited edition print “American Beauty,” by Elizabeth Patterson, Value $275.
The work of Pennsylvania artist Elizabeth Patterson has been featured in a major article in the Advocate GLBT news magazine. She is a nationally known prize winning artist who works in colored pencil media. This is a giclee limited edition signed print, framed and matted in archival materials. This work came directly to PA Diversity Network through collaboration with the artist, it cannot be purchased locally.
See more about Elizabeth Patterson at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

2. Law Offices of Kate Lynn PC, Estate Planning Package - Value $450. Graciously Donated By Kate Lynn Esq.
Including a 1/2 hour consultation, simple will, durable power of attorney, living will, health care surrogate for one person OR a 1/2 hour consultation and a 50% estate planning package for two.
GLBT Community Lawyer Kate Lynn’s office is located at 609 Hamilton St., Allentown.
See more about Kate Lynn Esq. in the “Legal” section in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

3. Two Muhlenberg Theatre Tickets to Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, Value $40 AND a $25 gift card from Allentown Brewworks, total Value $65. Graciously donated by Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance and Allentown Brewworks owner Mike Fegley.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore will run from October 26 to November 4th in Muhlenberg’s Empie Theatre, Muhlenberg College. With a haunted castle, ghostly ancestors, chorus of professional bridesmaids and a full orchestra, Ruddigore, a hilarious parody of Victorian Gothic Melodrama, is a Halloween treat. And
The newly opened Allentown Brewworks has become a favorite spot in the Lehigh Valley for great food, fun company and a fascinating selection of beers from the Brewworks micro brewery. Visit GLBT-Friendly Allentown Brewworks at 812-816 Hamilton Street, open 7 days a week.
See more about Muhlenberg Theatre and The Allentown Brewworks in the “Theaters” and “Restaurants” sections in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

4. Betty Boop figure, Value $95. Graciously donated by Barbara Kent-Jackson of Celestiastar.
Celestiastar: Magical, Mystical, Unusual, Unique. From Fairies to Gargoyles, Candles to Crystals. Find it all at Celestiastar, Rm. 10. Merchant Square Mall, S. 12th and Vultee Allentown. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
See more about Celestiastar in the “Shopping” section in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.



5. Gaydar Magazine -- Value $4.95 each, but at this event they are free! Just take one home. No bid required. Graciously Donated by Steve Libby.
Gaydar Magazine -- local and international, with hot articles, photos, interviews, columns ...even the ads are hot! Now distributed in the tri-state area by Borders Books and Music. Don’t miss Gaydar to read or to advertise your business or event.
See more about Gaydar in the “Publications” section in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

6. Glass Crystal Frame (8x10 inches), Value $50. Graciously donated by Princess House Representative Marc Freligh.
If you love to cook, entertain and decorate, you’ll love today’s Princess House which offers a line of versatile, high-quality products available at home parties, catalog or web shopping. marcfreligh@myprinces shouse.com www.princesshouse.com/MFreligh
See more about Princess House in the “Shopping” section in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

7. Two Civic Theatre Tickets to A Christmas Carol, Value $48 AND a $25 gift card from Allentown Brewworks, total Value $73. Graciously donated by Civic Theatre And Allentown Brewworks owner Mike Fegley.
See Scrooge, Tiny Tim and all the classic Dickens characters come to life in this Allentown favorite, directed by Bill Sanders - November 30th through December 16th. Civic Theatre Main Stage, 527 N. 19th Street. AND
The newly opened Allentown Brewworks has become a favorite spot in the Lehigh Valley for great food, fun company and a fascinating selection of beers from the Brewworks micro brewery. Visit GLBT-Friendly Allentown Brewworks at 812-816 Hamilton Street, open 7 days a week.
See more about Civic Theatre and The Allentown Brewworks in the “Theaters” and “Restaurants” sections in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

8. Two Organic Pure Grow Wool Pillows - Value $75 each - Total $150. Graciously donated by The Organic Mattress Store.
100% certified organic mattresses and bedding hand made with quality. Comfort never felt so natural. All members of the GLBT community & their partners will feel comfortable shopping for their organic mattress & bedroom furnishings here. We will help you choose the most comfortable, chemical free mattress. Come visit us at our new "greened-out" toxin-free, all natural showroom 1075 Main Street, Hellertown
See more about The Organic Mattress Store in the “Mattress Store” section in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

9. 1 Kneading Hands Massage Sixty Minute Massage, - Value $60 - Graciously donated by Tom Florio of Kneading Hands Massage.
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. Offering Therapeutic Massage services. Insurance billing available. 227 W Broad Street, Bethlehem
See more about Kneading Hands Massage in the “Massage Therapy” section in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

10. Two tickets to Muhlenberg Theatre’s Zanna Don’t, Tim Acito’s 2002 Off-Broadway hit Value $30 and a Diamonz Gift Certificate, Value $25 - Total value $55.

. Graciously donated by Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance and Lenore Johnson of Diamonz. Total value $55.
Zanna Don’t, at Muhlenberg Theatre from April 2-6, is a musical comedy about the love and relationships of eight high school students, that explores what life would be like if gay were the norm and straight teenagers had to struggle for acceptance. In the Studio Theatre in Trexler Pavilion at Muhlenberg College.
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Besides sporting three bars, a restaurant, pool tables, a dance club and a variety of entertainment events, Diamonz nightclub, “The Jewel of the Valley,” at 1913 West Broad Street Bethlehem has worked with area not-for-profits for over 12 years to raise over a million dollars for GLBT and other charities.
See more about Muhlenberg Theatre and Diamonz in the “Theaters” and “Restaurants” sections in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

11. Pair of Dark Glasses Value $75 and a complete Eye Exam, Total Value $150. graciously donated by Binae Karpo, Optometrist. Dr. Karpo’s office is located at 2821 Tilghman Street in Allentown.
One pair of Guess Dark Glasses by Marciano, case included. Examination includes one complete evaluation including refraction, glaucoma evaluation and general eye health evaluation.
Dr. Karpo’s office is located at 2821 Tilghman Street in Allentown.
See more about Dr. Binae Karpo, Optometrist under eye care in Resources at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

12. Sculptural Vessel, “El General. 2007,” thrown and coil-built stoneware, graciously donated by artist Rafael Canizares, value $450.
Nationally known artist Rafael Canizares, Bachelors of Fine Arts Bloomsburg, Master of Fine Arts Cranbrook Academy, has exhibited and sold his work in many prestigious venues throughout the United States including a solo show of his sculpture at the Allentown Art Museum. His studio is located in the Silkwerks Building, 930 N. 4th Street in Allentown.
See more about Rafael Canizares at the PA Diversity Network Web Site at www.padiversity.org.

13. The beautiful center piece floral arrangement by Elysian Fields florist on Broad Street in Bethlehem was also donated as an auction item.

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If your business or organization would like to donate an item for a PA Diversity Network Fundraiser (Bingo Prizes Needed) please contact PDN Executive Director Liz Bradbury: 610-432-5449 lbradbury@padiversity.org