When Paradise Falls Lutheran Association was begun in 1922, the 425 acres in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania with its woodlands, trout streams, lake and wildlife were a dream come true for many Lutheran pastors and lay people.
Over the years the summer religious center hosted conferences and Sunday worship. Summer vacations were enjoyed, a girls' camp organized and cottages built.
Today 87 cottages make up "P.F.," as it's affectionately called. Thirty-four cottages house year-round residents.
A week of festivities in late summer celebrated P.F.'s 75th anniversary with worship services at the base of the falls, an old-fashioned community day and 40-piece band, a hayride, water olympics and banquet.
Each summer season begins with a covered-dish picnic so friends can get reacquainted. A similar picnic ends each season, including a candlelight service at Lake Crawford for prayer and thanksgiving.
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