The programming at Manor of Hope gives members of the community the opportunity to explore new interests and remember how to enjoy life without abusing substances.

The Manor is blessed to be located close to the three of Pennsylvania’s largest convention centers which bring in a steady stream of events for our guys to attend.  Recently the group traveled to two such events; the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show and the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention.
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A goat at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

 

Who doesn’t like a milkshake?

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is an annual event with vendors, exhibits, exotic foods and over 6,000 live animals.
The baby goats and bunnies stole the show with milkshakes and chocolate covered bacon not far behind.
Honorable mention definitely goes to the full size butter sculpture of the Flyers own mascot Gritty (as seen below)
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Matthew poses in front of a buttered-up Gritty!

The guys were inspired for the upcoming gardening season where the manor will utilize its raised bed vegetable garden to grow healthy, locally sourced food.

 

At the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention the guys celebrated art and self expression.  Attending the convention is an annual tradition for the Manor.  It is the largest tattoo convention in the United States and it draws over 1500 tattoo artists from all over the world.  Even those who will never take the tattoo plunge can enjoy the sites and sounds of the gathering.

 

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The guys are now getting excited for upcoming conventions including the PA Auto Show and the East Coast Super Reptile Expo!