The KLS Diamonds and Denim Gala 2015 is on!


You Are Cordially Invited!

The spectacular Second Annual Karen’s Lyme Story (KLS) New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration is on!

THEME: Diamonds and Denim

DATE: December 31, 2014

TIME: 8 p.m.

PLACE: Avon Lea Farm — the exquisite National and Philadelphia Historic Register Landmark

ADDRESS: 1779 Pickering Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Why Diamonds and Denim?

The perfect blend of glitz, glam, chic and casual, with Diamonds and Denim, the choice is yours! Dress up or down or do a combination of both.

Women, wear your most ostentatious jewels and party dress or mix it with some form of denim. We encourage you to have fun and be creative.

Men, wear denim only or feel free to combine your best blazer with your favorite pair of jeans. Be bold and don them with a pair of rhinestone cuff links!

NO CORNERS HAVE BEEN CUT to provide you with an unforgettable night of celebration – all inside the massive, magnificent, Avon Lea Farm!

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Ready to join the party? Purchase tickets here.

Want to ask questions? Click here.

We look forward to seeing you at Avon Lea Farm for the KLS “Diamonds and Denim” New Year’s Eve Gala 2015!

Summer Extravaganza 2014

Don’t Miss Summer Extravaganza 2014!

Saturday, August 16
2 pm til dark
Avon Lea Farm
Home of Robert Berry
1779 Pickering Rd
Phoenixville, Pa 19460


The entrance into the estate.


Come join us at Avon Lea Farm, the Oskar Stonorov House and Farm and national register historic landmark, for our next fundraiser, Summer Extravaganza 2014.

This exquisite estate was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s predecessor and internationally recognized architect, Oskar Stonorov. With over 100 acres of sprawling land, Avon Lea Farm offers lots of room for adults to relax and children to run around, along with a tennis court to keep the calories down and a salt-water pool to cool off in.

Salt water pool.

Salt water pool.

Guests will be able to enjoy many other activities, including volleyball competitions, croquet, bocce ball, wiffle ball, and horse shoes. Or take along your softball glove for a catch or possible softball game. Be part of the water balloon and ladder toss contests and pack your frisbee.The possibilities are endless.

The 100 acres includes a tennis court for all enthusiasts

The 100 acres includes a tennis court for all enthusiasts.


Enjoy live entertainment, the likes of James Taylor, Van Morrison, and Jimmy Buffet. And don’t forget about the raffles and silent auction items.

The food will be inspired by Franklin Miller, Chef de Cuisine of the iconic Old Guardhouse Inn in Gladwyne, PA.

The Old Guard House Inn

Executive Chef Miller is well-known for his Dover Sole, Dijon-crusted rack of lamb, jumbo lump crab cakes and seared filet at the historic Guardhouse Inn. Rest assured, Chef Miller is sure to be presenting some of his finest barbecue recipes and salads.

Miller will host a cooking Q&A at 4:30 pm so we can learn some of the secrets to preparing food that leaves the taste buds clamoring for more.

Dinner will then start to be served at 5:00 pm. Chairs and tables will be provided for dining. BYOB.

Chef Miller, who is famous for his bread-pudding with caramel sauce, will be one of the judges of the taste-tester dessert contest that will take place at 6 pm. So bring along your family favorite cakes, pies or cookies if you’d like to enter the baking competition.

Enjoy Chef Miller’s specially crafted concoctions at 6:15 pm as well as our contestants’ fine desserts.

A view of the lawn

For event-related questions, contact Leif Zetterberg at or 267-253-8692.

If you are willing to donate a silent auction, contact Joanne Zglinicki at or 610-937-0395.

For direction-related questions, contact Robert Berry on his mobile phone at 484-356-8680 or at his residence 610-933-3298.

The cost of the event is $30 in advance or $40 at the door or anytime Saturday. Children 13 and under are $10. To attend this event, please click on the donation button below and include the words Summer Extravaganza in the Purpose Menu.

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Thank you and looking forward to seeing you!!

Karen Franks and
The Steering Committee
Leif Zetterberg, Chairman
Joanne Zglinicki, Marketing and Community Relations
Brian Donohoe, Volunteer Coordinator
Wayne Dixon, Photographer, Wayne Dixon Photography

Karaoke: Music Makes Me Want To Sing


“Music Makes Me Want To Sing”

Saturday, July 26
6 pm – 11 pm
The Bellesfield Estate
133 Trotters Drive
Phoenixville, PA 19460

– Are You Looking to Socialize, Connect, Have Fun, and Watch People Sing Karaoke?

– Would you like to add some selections to your Musical Collection and Exchange your CD’s for some New Tunes?

Join Us On Saturday, July 26 for a Mid-Summer Social Evening of Music and Karaoke coordinated by a Local Karaoke Professional. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to support Karen’s Long-Term Lyme IV Treatment Costs, which are not covered by insurance.

Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door, which includes Food, Beverages, and Live Entertainment. Purchase Tickets In Advance via the DONATE ICON Button below & Type KARAOKE in the Subject (Purpose) Box.

A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to support Karen’s Long-Term Lyme IV Treatment Costs.

Food – Hors d’oeuvres, Finger Sandwiches, Snacks, & Desserts

Beverages – Adult Beverages, Soft Drinks, Ice Tea

Music Exchange – Participate in the Music Store, one night only, to Exchange your new or pre-owned musical recordings (Compact Disc – CD’s) for pre-owned or new musical recordings.

Bring CD’s, Take Home CD’s. Bring CD’s from artists like Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Rush, U2, Maroon 5, New Order, REM, Bastille, Coldplay, Casting Crowns, Third Day, etc.

Bring as many CD’s as you would like. Only Original CD’s will be accepted for the exchange. No Copied CD’s can be accepted. Also, all CD’s should have a Jewel Case (Plastic Case) and be in good working condition.

There will also be an opportunity to take home CD’s for a nominal donation per CD. It will be a fun time! Come join us!

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Bowl a Strike against Lyme Disease for Karen Franks

Come Out and Bowl A Strike Against Lyme Disease
For Our Friend Karen Franks

Karen SmilingThe evening of May 17, 2014
Arnold’s Family Fun Center
2200 West Drive
Oaks, Pa 19456
Using a GPS? Try 2200 West Drive, Phoenixville PA 19460 or
100 Station Avenue, Phoenixville PA 19460
(610) 666-0600

Lace up your bowling shoes and join us for a fun night as we raise money for Karen’s Lyme disease treatment.

This is a fun fundraising event for all — adults, children, bowlers, and non-bowlers. Come even if you are not a bowler as there will be room for mixing and mingling, cheering bowlers on, bidding on various auction items, riding go-carts or playing many of the games Arnold’s has to offer.

Bowling, Shoes, Pizza, and Soda between 6-8 pm. Socializing continues long after this.

Arnold's Logo

$15 donation per person when purchased in advance or make a $20 donation per person the night of the event. The donation price includes the bowling, shoes, pizza and soda between 6-8 pm. And the donation amount goes towards Karen’s medical fund to help her be able to continue her IV antibiotic treatment. Read her story here.

Please click on the donation button below to reserve your spot and include the word Bowling along with your name in the Purpose menu.

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For questions, contact Leif Zetterberg at 267-253-8692 or email him at

Ring in the New Year and Support Karen’s Pathway to Health

2013 New Years Eve Benefit Gala

2013 New Years Eve Benefit Gala

Tuesday, December 31
8 pm til half past midnight
Guest limit of 75 people
Festive Attire

The event includes something for everyone: hors d’ oeuvres, dinner, mingling and jingling, fireside chats, music, games, a time for prayer as well as movie and ball drop viewing on an 108″ projection screen TV.  There will also be raffles and silent auction items along with a short media clip produced by Wayne Dixon Photography. For any questions, please email Leif Zetterberg at or call 610-676-1697.


Avon Lea Farm Home of Bob Berry 1779 Pickering Rd Phoenixville, Pa 19460

Avon Lea Farm is not registered with google maps or GPS. If you type it in as listed above, it will take you to the wrong location. Please use the intersection of Lincoln and Pickering RDs or use the directions that will be emailed after your RSVP is registered.

To attend this event, please click on the donation button below to reserve your spot. The cost for the evening is $35 per person. Please include the word NYE along with your name in the Purpose menu.

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You may also pay by check sending it c/o Leif Zetterberg, 791 Darby Paoli Rd, Bryn Mawr, Pa 19010. Write NYE on the bottom lefthand side of the front of the envelope. In addition, send him an email alerting him that it is arriving. Thank you.

The New Year is upon us and all we need is you!
Together let’s toast to a great New Year!
Behold, I make all things new!!” Revelation 21:5