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The Learning Lamp Celebrates 20th Anniversary with FREE Family Event Featuring The Little Mermen – The Ultimate Disney Cover Band

Posted on August 31, 2023

Johnstown, PA (August 31, 2023) – The Learning Lamp invites YOU to be their guest at a community celebration marking the nonprofit organization’s 20 years of service to children and families in our region. The Be Our Guest event is Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a day of FREE family fun and entertainment at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns Street in Johnstown.

For two decades, The Learning Lamp has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families, and communities through innovative, high-quality educational programs, services, and support. This milestone anniversary marks a significant achievement for the organization, which has positively impacted the lives of countless children and families.

Gates open at 11 a.m. with food, vendor, and activities for families. At 1 p.m., The Little Mermen, the ultimate Disney cover band, takes the stage. Audiences of all ages can relive their favorite Disney classics in a whole new way, as The Little Mermen bring their unique musical twist to the stage for a nostalgia-fueled day of fun!

In addition, families can enjoy the Rock N Roll Pet Store Kids Show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This engaging and educational experience introduces children to a variety of adorable and exotic animals through interactive performances.

The celebration promises an array of family-friendly activities, including food trucks offering delectable treats, a bounce house for endless fun, arts and crafts to spark creativity, Imagination Playground to encourage child-directed free play, giant LEGOs® for building adventures and engaging games that will entertain both young and old. The Cambria County Library will also be offering a children’s story walk.

“We are thrilled to celebrate two decades of serving our community with this free-to-the-public event,” said Leah Spangler, president and CEO of The Learning Lamp. “Our 20th anniversary celebration is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented team and the unwavering support of the families we’ve had the privilege to serve.”

Mark your calendars and join The Learning Lamp on Sunday, September 10, 2023 to celebrate with a day of music and family fun. Admission is FREE. A Be Our Guest schedule of events is available via The Learning Lamp’s Facebook event at facebook.com/events/912171999848075. For more information on The Learning Lamp, visit thelearninglamp.org.


The Learning Lamp is a nonprofit organization with a mission to engage all children in the support they need to succeed. We deliver high-quality programs that are affordable and accessible to families of all income levels. In 2022, The Learning Lamp served 34,813 youth/adults from 61 public school districts and 70 other schools and organizations in 22 Pennsylvania counties. 

Our programs include: child care and preschool, after-school programs, tutoring, SAT prep, school staffing, alternative education programs for at-risk students, online learning, credit recovery, drug and alcohol prevention programs, and grant writing and project consulting for schools.

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