Many of us can’t imagine what it must be like to loose a child. I know I would want to just crawl and hide myself away from the world. But that is not what the Susko family has done. Instead, they choose to honor their daughters “bad ass” spirit and raise money to help those charities and organizations that helped Ana and her family during her battle with childhood brain cancer. And so, on her birthday, her parents threw the ultimate birthday party that did just that.
I have always liked old things. They fascinate me. It’s as if they give off a special energy that couldn’t be matched by any new piece of furniture or building can. And it’s why I love the Ballroom. You walk in and you feel the history. You may even feel a few ghosts (harmless , mind you) wandering the space. I’ve also always been fascinated with “the other side” and how some of us can tap into it and communicate with it. Yes, I’m a believer. I have been blessed to know many people, some practicing some not, that have had that gift on many levels. So, when I was called about possibly renting the space out for a medium gallery, I was very excited at the prospect.
On April 20th, local certified evidential medium Roseann Turek will be hosting, along side her mentor Gloria Weichand, a medium gallery in the Ballroom space. Gloria J. Weichand is an International Spiritual Medium, Spiritual Teacher, Lecturer and Usui Reiki Master. Her education is extensive spanning many years working under and now works with some of the finest teachers in both the U.S. and the U.K. Gloria also taught Religious Education for over twenty-five years in the diocese of Paterson,New Jersey. She is a member of The Journey Within Spiritualist Church, located in Pompton Lakes,New Jersey. Roseann has been doing card readings for over twenty years and has studied extensively under the teachings of Doreen Virtue. She continues to educate herself in the spiritual arts by taking advanced mediumship courses mostly by Certified Mediums from the Lily Dale Assembly. Gloria Weichand tested and certified her as a Medium in May, 2012 at the Spirit Education Center and Sanctuary located in Effort, Pa. Roseann is a professional with a strong background as a lecturer and corporate trainer.
I’ve always been fascinated with medium galleries. I’ve watched them on TV and have participated in a few in person. I think this special event will be an exciting one. I’m happy that they choose to run this event out of our space.
The gallery will take place on Saturday April 20th from 6:30 – 9:30pm and is being run and hosted by Roseann. If you are interested in purchasing tickets and reserving your seat in the gallery, please contact her directly at 570-926-0630
So, we are one week away from the Third Annual Jim Thorpe Wedding Expo. Once again this year, I have some amazing vendors that will be showcasing their talents at our expo.
The Jim Thorpe area offers such a unique flavor and ambiance for weddings. As soon as I dreamt up my wedding and event planning business, I knew the first thing I needed to create was this expo to draw Brides from both near and far to our beautiful town and show them not only what the beauty of the towns architecture and nature offers , but the talented vendors that operate their businesses right here in the Jim Thorpe and Lehigh Valley
I’m so proud of each and every one of the people that I have the pleasure of working with and so excited to have them displaying their talents to potential brides this year. Once again, locally owned and operated Bridal Shop , VK Bridal Couture, will be putting on a fashion show showcasing the latest trends in wedding dresses, bridesmaid’s dresses, flower girl attire and mother-of-the bride. The Mauch Chunk Ballroom , a hidden gem, is once again playing host to our event.
This year I’m happy to announce the addition of Omnivent Productions to our expo, who is now the official provider of specialty lighting at the Mauch Chunk Ballroom. The room itself is gorgeous, but wait till you see what Douglas Mackie, owner of Omnivent, does with lights to turn and already spectacular room into something beyond expectations. I know I’m excited!
The expo doors open promptly at 10am with the Bridal Fashion show starting at 1pm. We look forward to seeing all of you there and bring your friends with you!
For more information about the expo, please visit www.jtweddingexpo.com. Tune in to the Daily Bump & Grind with the Doc as Tara Banninger, producer of the Expo, will be the special guest in the studio on Thursday morning at 9am.
Admission is FREE, but you must be pre-registered to win a prize package worth $900!