UPDATE: Drawing Date and Parade Date Announced
On September 12th, the Budweiser Clydesdale team will be parading on streets in both north and south Bethlehem while making beverage deliveries at local businesses as a part of their community events while they are in the Lehigh Valley. The parade route will be made public once finalized. During the parade, members of the public are encouraged to come out along the route and view the Clydesdale team as they make their deliveries. Further public events, in addition to the parade, will be announced once details are established. The additional events will including public viewing sessions where members of the public can come and meet a Clydesdale.
Home Delivery Drawing:
The drawing for the individual home delivery will take place on September 7th. Keeping buying those horse shoes for chances to win! Thanks for the support.
Keep checking back for additional details when we have them.
After several inquiries, here are the locations that are selling the paper horseshoes for the Budweiser Clydesdale fundraiser which is going to benefit Raven, Pharaoh, and George. Thanks for your support!
The public may purchase horseshoes and register for the contest at the following locations:
Moravian Book Store
The Keystone Pub
Old Brewery Tavern
Your Welcome Inn
Molly’s Irish Grille
JP MacGrady’s Pub
The Wooden Match
The Beef Baron
Jack Callahan’s Ale House
Brick House Tavern
Pints and Pies
College Hill Tavern
The Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit would like to thank Moravian College, and the Moravian College Alumni Office staff, for arraigning a quiet place to stay for our colleagues from the Lancaster City Police Mounted Unit during Musikfest the last three years. The Lancaster City Police Mounted Unit assists us during the festival providing additional horse mounted patrol as a high visibility presence. During their time here, Moravian College generously donates a quiet place for the Lancaster officers while their horses spend their off time at our barn.
Lancaster and Bethlehem’s Mounted Patrols at Musikfest: [from left] Officer Scott McDonald and Ozzie; Officer Wayne McVey and Charlie; Officer Eric Lukacs and Liam; Officer Michael Leaser and George; Officer Timothy Brooks and Raven; Officer Jon Buskirk and Pharaoh.
The Mounted Patrol Unit would like to ask all of our friends and family to join us in thanking the Perno Family this Saturday during the Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation. The Pernos will be making a very generous donation in honor of their late daughter, Allison, after the 1 o’clock sensory demonstration. Please stop by and help us give the Pernos a heartfelt “thank you.”
To view the original article from the Express-Times click here.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Its approaching that sweet time of year again! Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation runs from 11 am to 7 pm both Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st. The Mounted Patrol Unit will be giving two sensory demonstrations during the day on both Saturday and Sunday. In between demonstrations we will be available to answer questions, give barn tours, and introduce you to our four legged partners. We will also be selling merchandise, hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts. All the proceeds from the sale of our merchandise go to the care and equipment for Raven, Pharaoh, and George. For more information please check the Blueberry Festival website, please click here.
See you there!
For Immediate Release
July 10, 2013
Contact: Ofc. Jon R. Buskirk #353
Phone – (610)360-2344
WORLD RENOWNED BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES TO
LEND A HELPING HOOF
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – Horses helping horses. The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit, along with the City of Bethlehem Police Department, is pleased to announce a new fundraising initiative to take place in conjunction with the scheduled appearances of the Budweiser Clydesdales in the Lehigh Valley during September 2013. Allentown Beverage is responsible for bringing the Budweiser Clydesdales to the Valley. Paper horseshoes will be sold at various locations throughout the Lehigh Valley at a cost of one dollar; all proceeds of the sales of paper horseshoes will be donated to the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit. Patrons who purchase horseshoes will be entered into a drawing to be selected for a home delivery by the Clydesdales. “We look forward to welcoming the Budweiser Clydesdales during their stay in Bethlehem this September. It will be nice having more horsepower in the Lehigh Valley. Especially when the Clydesdales are here to help boost fundraising for our unit”, said Officer Jon Buskirk, a member of the Mounted Patrol Unit.
Reformed in 2009 after a 63 year hiatus, the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit consists of three horses, three full time mounted officers, and one field rider. They provide high visibility horse mounted patrol, search and rescue functionality, parade participation, and event attendance to Bethlehem and the surrounding area when requested. The proceeds of the sales of the horseshoes will be accepted by the newly recognized non-profit corporation, Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police, which was established to assist in fundraising to cover operational costs of the unit along with the Unit’s already established Adopt-A-Horse and Giving Club programs. “We are always looking for ways to help defray the costs of the horses from the taxpayers. We would like to thank Allentown Beverage and the Budweiser Clydesdales for helping further that goal”, said Officer Michael Leaser. Further information about the Adopt-A-Horse and Giving Club programs can be viewed at www.bethlehemmountedpolice.com. Be sure to follow the Mounted Patrol Unit on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bethlehemmountedpolice).
Caption: “Bethlehem Police Department Mounted Officers Leaser, Buskirk, and Brooks, with their respective partners George, Pharaoh, and Raven.”
It is with tremendous gratitude that the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit announces George’s sponsorship through our Adopt-A-Horse program for 2013. Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen will adopt George! We appreciate Maria Rodale’s adoption of George this year through her blog and look forward to the continued partnership in the future. Ms. Rodale’s generosity allows us to minimize the impact of the cost of the horses on the tax payers.
If you, or your company, are interested in donating to support the police horses please check out our “Community Patrons” page for details about our Giving Club program or click on the “donate” button on the side of the page to make a donation through PayPal.
Thanks again Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen and Ms. Rodale! George appreciates your support.