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Monday, October 15, 2018
PRESS PHOTO courtesy phoebe ministriesThis photograph shows patrons and residents entering the Phoebe Deaconess and Old Folks Home in 1930. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTO courtesy phoebe ministriesThis photograph shows patrons and residents entering the Phoebe Deaconess and Old Folks Home in 1930. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDPhoebe Ministries, Allentown, celebrates its 115th anniversary recently on the grounds of the Turner Street complex. Mary Kay McMahan portrays an early deaconess. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDPhoebe Ministries, Allentown, celebrates its 115th anniversary recently on the grounds of the Turner Street complex. Mary Kay McMahan portrays an early deaconess. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Scott Brooks-Cope, director of pastoral services at Phoebe Ministries, shares the history of Phoebe Home with guests and residents attending the celebration. The land was donated in 1903 by the Griesemer family. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Scott Brooks-Cope, director of pastoral services at Phoebe Ministries, shares the history of Phoebe Home with guests and residents attending the celebration. The land was donated in 1903 by the Griesemer family. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Descendants of the Griesemer family attend to celebrate the 115th anniversary of Phoebe Ministries. Descendants included Ruth Griesemer Search, Orrien Griesemer, Scott Brooks-Cope, master of ceremonies, David Schell and Scott Stevenson, president, Phoebe Services. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Descendants of the Griesemer family attend to celebrate the 115th anniversary of Phoebe Ministries. Descendants included Ruth Griesemer Search, Orrien Griesemer, Scott Brooks-Cope, master of ceremonies, David Schell and Scott Stevenson, president, Phoebe Services. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Miriam (Knauss) Perkinson shows a certificate of appreciation for her family’s contribution to Phoebe history. Her great-aunt, Emma Hauser, was the third housemother and superintendent of Phoebe Deaconess and Old Folks Home. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Miriam (Knauss) Perkinson shows a certificate of appreciation for her family’s contribution to Phoebe history. Her great-aunt, Emma Hauser, was the third housemother and superintendent of Phoebe Deaconess and Old Folks Home. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
A 2018 replica of the 1930 photograph of the Phoebe Deaconess and Old Folks Home is on display during the celebration. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography A 2018 replica of the 1930 photograph of the Phoebe Deaconess and Old Folks Home is on display during the celebration. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Phoebe celebrates 115th anniversary

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in Local News