Celebrate literacy at the Southampton Free Library

Founded in 1921 by the women’s Club of Southampton, the Southampton Free Library moved to its current location at 947 Street Road, Southampton, in 1971.

The vision for the future of the Library is to house a growing collection of books, periodicals, digital information, and other relevant resources, becoming the community’s gateway by which people of all ages and from all walks of life may access information, gather to exchange ideas, and celebrate literacy and culture in a comfortable and inviting space.

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Southampton Chamber Music Society provides a unique musical experience

The Southampton Chamber Music Society, headquartered at 757 Cybus Way, Southampton, was founded in 1992 with the dual mission of creating performance opportunities for local professional musicians and of enabling area audiences to hear infrequently performed masterworks of the chamber music repertoire.

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Veterans Advisory Council is single-point resource for info and advice

The Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) is a single-point Veteran information and advice resource for Lower Southampton residents and Veterans, municipal agencies, and the Board of Supervisors. The VAC either has the information or access to information needed by these entities.

The VAC tracks and distributes information about local, county, state and federal Veteran resources and events and works closely with other Veteran organizations to provide information. It offers a number of events in which they honor and provide information to the Veterans of Lower Southampton and beyond.

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Sunshine Foundation

Sunshine Foundation, located in Feasterville, is the original wish- granting organization, answering the dreams of chronically ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to 18, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.

Founded in 1976 by then Philadelphia police officer Bill Sample, Sunshine Foundation has answered the dreams of over 39,000 deserving children. Sunshine Foundation receives a wide variety of dream requests, the most popular being a family vacation to the Orlando theme parks, followed by requests of personal computers or meeting a favorite celebrity or sports figure.

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Impact Thrift Stores efforts being felt in the community

Impact Thrift Stores is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to positively impact local communities through their thrift store operations. They financially support and/or work cooperatively with a variety of locally based charities. Their support of these local non-profits enables their staff to spend more time doing what they do best – feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and supporting children and families in need.

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Feasterville Business Association

Now marking its 67th anniversary year, the Feasterville Business Association is comprised of more than 100 top business owners, executives and government officials. The professional organization offers monthly networking and general membership meetings with dinner and a featured speaker. The mission of the FBA is to foster and encourage growth and progress for the betterment of the community.

What makes the FBA truly unique and special is its strong community service component. Among the major aspects of its community participation is the FBA’s annual golf outing, now just completing its 25th tournament. With proceeds raised from this event, the FBA contributes thousands of dollars to charitable and communal endeavors.

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FBA awards community golf grants

The Feasterville Business Association presented $10,000 in grants to 10 Bucks County community and service organizations prior to a recent Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisor’s meeting at the township administration building in Feasterville. The money was raised from the proceeds from the 25th annual FBA Golf Outing held last summer.

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A major pledge

Dr. Norman Bailey (third from left) and Dr. Ken Barber (right) present an oversize check marking a $30,000 pledge from the Rotary Club of Huntingdon Valley/Churchville to Gregory W. Crompton, (second from left) Chairperson of the Southampton Free Library’s Access The World Capital and Endowment Campaign. Also sharing the in the presentation are Ray Greenberg (left) Financial Oversight Chairperson and Kim Ingram (second from right), Librarian.

The goal of the Capital and Endowment Campaign is to raise $575,000 for the modernization and refurbishing of the library and enhancement and expansion of programs for children and adults. To make a donation or pledge, contact Kim at 215-322-1415 or e-mail ingramk@buckslib.org.

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Feasterville Rotary helps local kids stay warm

Another cold winter is coming. Kids wait for the bus, walk to school, play on the playground. Some of those children are shivering because they don’t have a winter coat.

Feastervillle Rotary supplies winter coats for children in need in Lower Southampton Township. Every year Rotary holds a spaghetti dinner on Columbus Day to raise money to purchase the coats. This year many firefighters attended the dinner and contributed to this wonderful cause.

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Blue Light Holiday Tree Lighting

Members of the Feasterville Business Association joined with government officials in the 15th Annual Project Blue Light Holiday Tree Lighting at the Lower Southampton Free Library in Feasterville, PA. The event pays tribute to fallen police officers during the holiday season. Sharing a memorial moment following the lighting of the blue lights (from left) are Ed Shannon, Lower Southampton Township Supervisor, Michael J. Hughes, FBA event chairperson, PA State Representative Scott Petri (R-178) Township Supervisor Joseph McFadden and Lower Southampton Chief of Police William Wiegman, Jr.

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