An electronic publication of The Lamb Foundation
August 2007 - Vol 1, Issue 4
In This Issue
Our World War II Purple Heart Veteran
Tickets on Sale for Sept. 29 Anniversary Celebration
Postcard from Lamb Getaways
Six Future Positions at Lamb
Quick Links
Things We Need


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The time has come to purchase tickets for the Lamb Foundation's 20th Anniversary celebration! Details will follow in this issue of Lamb eNews. Read on to find a Lamb Getaways postcard from those who attended Nature and Science Camp, a war veteran's story, and more.

Our World War II Purple Heart Veteran
Veterans Richard C and Jim SmithLamb is proud to be home to at least 20 veterans, including World War II veteran Richard C.
Richard C. now 88, was drafted into the Army from his hometown Willow Grove in 1942 at age 22. He says he wasn't too upset about serving, because his friends were doing the same thing.  But his mother was apprehensive. "Mothers always feel bad when you go," he says. "But the worst part is when the officers come and knock on your door at midnight."
That knock on the door came shortly after D-Day in 1944, when Corporal Richard C. was shot by a sniper while working through the Siegfried Line, Hitler's last stronghold protecting Germany.
A Purple HeartPurple Heart
As a rifleman armed with a semi-automatic M1 Garand, Richard said he turned to see a sniper behind a tree. "My bullet hit the tree, and his hit my shoulder," Richard explained. "That knocked me down and I played dead. But he came back and shot each leg." Half his company members (approximately 60 men) were killed in this battle, and Richard's injuries earned him a Purple Heart.
This story continues on our website.
Tickets Now on Sale for September 29 Anniversary Celebration

You may now purchase tickets for Lamb Foundation's 20th Anniversary celebration at the Family Worship Center in Towamencin on Sept. 29, featuring guest speaker Commissioner Robert A. Watson, retired National Commander of the Salvation Army.

Tickets for the 5:30 p.m. dinner are $25 per person. Admission to the 7 p.m. program with guest speaker Commissioner Watson is free. A free-will offering will be received for future Lamb Foundation programs. To purchase tickets for the dinner, or to reserve a seat for the program, please call or email Annette Rolón at Lamb Foundation, 215-699-5600 or
"Lamb aspires to the success of The Salvation Army," says Lamb Founder and Director Donna Mengel. "We look forward to inspiration for our next 20 years from Commissioner Watson's visit."



Dear Family & Friends,

They say you are never too old to love animals! Last week at camp, the Elmwood Park Zoo came to us, bringing the "Outrageous Reptiles" program.  Before they arrived, we created fabric art frogs and lizards. Later, Leigh from the Elmwood Park Zoo showed us a live Bearded Dragon, Wood Turtle, and Ball Python. We were even able to touch their scaly skin, learn about how they live, and see skeletons and skins of past reptiles.

Another favorite day was when What Knott Farm visited Camp Oaks and set up pens, creating a large petting zoo of 30 various animals. Goats, sheep, turkey, baby chicks, geese, a miniature horse, and more offered their fur for our petting pleasure. We couldn't get enough of being so close to the animals, and didn't want the day to end.

Unfortunately, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary trip was rained out and will be rescheduled, but the other days had plenty of sun and fun. The day at New Jersey State Aquarium was exciting as we watched the sea creatures great and small, and still managed to stay dry. At the Amish Working Farm and House in Lancaster, we toured the old farmhouse and saw their schoolroom.  We saw a lot of the clothing that the Amish make and wear, and guessed which of the Amish were married and unmarried, which was not hard to do! Overall, we 14 day-trippers and 14 overnighters had a blast at Nature and Science Camp. We look forward to the next camp - Sport and Spectator Camp coming August 20 - 24.
Job Openings

Lamb Foundation is looking forward to expanding its operation to include future positions in the following areas:

  • Full-time Therapeutic Recreation Director
  • Full-time Food Service Director
  • Part-time Chaplain
  • Full-time Housekeeper
  • Full-time Thrift Shop Inventory Processor
  • Full-time eBay Lister

Applications may be downloaded from our website. Please mail the completed application to 114 North Main Street, North Wales, PA, or you may fax it to 215-661-8825.


Donna Mengel's Signature

Donna Mengel
Lamb Foundation