SAUCON VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER INCSAUCON VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER INC
Mission Statement: The Saucon Valley Community Center is a not for profit organization whose mission is to identify the needs of the community and to service those needs through social and educational programs. Read more
Mission Statement: The Saucon Valley Community Center is a not for profit organization whose mission is to identify the needs of the community and to service those needs through social and educational programs.
In December 1970, a group of citizens began working toward providing a meeting place for the purpose of recreation, leisure, character building, and planned programming for the residents of the Saucon Valley area. By 1971, the group was incorporated as a non-profit.
An offer by the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church to use their old church building located at Saucon and Northampton Streets in Hellertown, gave the program a home. The building was cleaned, painted and repaired. Funds were raised to cover costs. By-laws rules were written and committees were formed. Furniture, equipment and games were contributed by residents of the community. Early in the 1970′s, the community center received a gift of $25,000 from the Hellertown Borough Centennial Committee and their project was underway.
On April 9, 1973, the formal dedication of the Community Center was held. Since then the center has offered programs that are of interest to everyone in the community.Thirty- five years later, the center is most assuredly a presence in the community. It's still identifying the needs of the community and servicing those needs.