The first Aubs’ Lucky Fin event will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Melhorn Manor and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Profits made from vendor fees, raffles, and vendor donations will be given to the Lucky Fin Project at the close of the event.
The Lucky Fin Project is a nonprofit organization that strives to raise awareness for children born with symbrachydactyly, or other limb difference. The project has created a support network for parents of children with limb difference while providing connections to medical information and other resources. In addition to the extensive support network, Lucky Fin hosts events and gives financial assistance for children to receive prosthetics and attend specialized camps.
Jocelyn Hoffman, author of the children’s book “Emmy’s Amazing Hand”
and fellow LFP mom, will be present to represent the Lucky Fin Project on the day of the event.
Event host Amber Petersheim became part of the Lucky Fin community after her daughter, Aubs, was born with symbrachydactyly.
“I want to raise awareness about symbrachydactyly in the area and to help spread the idea that ‘It is OK to be different,’” Petersheim said. “I am also hoping to connect with families in the area and possibly some other Lucky Fin moms!”
There will be princesses and superheroes attending the event courtesy of the Central PA Heroes Coalition as well as moonbounces courtesy of East Coast Coin-Op & Amusements. Fire Department Mount Joy will be bringing a fire truck for kids to explore as well.
More than 25 vendors and crafters will be spread across the main level and the downstairs stables of Melhorn Manor’s main barn at 977 W. Main St., Mount Joy. There will be free parking on site. Lancaster Cupcake, Tri County BBQ, and Sweet Dawgs food trucks will be donating their time to vend food and beverages on site.