|There is no shortage of public interest in preserving this farm.|
In February, the Friends of Johnston, kicked off a $2 million campaign to complete the purchase of what the Sierra Club's Bob Adams has called "a breath of life that will come to Bethlehem." Northampton County has already contributed $657,000, and a matching grant is expected from the state.
At the farm, there was music, farm animals and food, along with an opportunity to walk the grounds.
One of those visitors was Gene Smith, a former Easton High School coach and phys ed teacher who spent 17 years on Bethlehem Township's Recreation Board. "It's nice, but it could be combined with Housenick Park," he suggested. "Make it the way it was."
A calf, sitting close to Smith, declined comment.
For more information about this historic are, visit http://www.friendsofjohnston.org/.