Sometimes it’s best not to listen to the weather forecast. About a thousand of us were on the Southside of Bethlehem on Saturday sitting in the sun eating chili, petting dogs, drinking $2 margaritas, checking out the sidewalk sales at local businesses and busy supporting the Bethlehem Skateplaza at Spring on 4th.
The only chili i had the chance to taste out of the 40 that were there. From Easy Weenies but no hot dogs were used, just filet mignon. (Notice the subtle promotion for THIS WEDNESDAY’s Dine & Donate?)
No chili was served at Homebase. Instead, we set up out in front of Eskandalo with The LVAC, ABEmpire and Cap Cee to raise funds for the Bethlehem Skateplaza. Not to brag, but i think we had the livest block. Just saying . . .
We collaborated on a benefit t-shirt that was printed live that day by Reject of the LVAC. The ABEmpire Street Team HUSTLED HARD to sell almost 100 shirts that afternoon. You might have been someone they convinced to buy the $20 tee. If so, thanks for your support.
Live music was a highlight throughout the festival from small acoustic acts, DJ’s and live performances by some of our personal favorites: The Great White Caps & Trouble City Allstars. (photo by @Caleighemma)
It’s not just about chili, art is a huge part of what makes Spring on 4th a great community event. Holly Scott, a did an amazing 3-D painting at the Steel Worker’s Memorial. Switch crooks? No biggie.
Thanks to all the hard work of ABEmpire, The LVAC, the Homebase Crew and of course all the people who actually bought the collaboration t-shirt, we were able to raise $1073.00 for the Bethlehem Skateplaza at Spring on 4th.