American Heritage hosts tree-lighting

More than 11,000 people attended American Heritage Credit Union’s annual grand illumination tree-lighting ceremony and fireworks display on Red Lion Road on Nov. 25.

Guests enjoyed a free concert performed by the Philadelphia Boys Choir before Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross counted down the lighting of the credit union’s 40-foot Christmas tree, which features more than 35,000 LED lights. The tree lighting triggered the evening’s grand finale, a fireworks show set to the music of the HBO series John Adams.

The event included a check presentation of $170,000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. To date, the credit union’s Kids-N-Hope Foundation has raised more than $1.6 million.

Guests brought donations of canned and dry foods as admission to the event to support Philabundance. The credit union also raised more than $2,300 for CHOP through on-site donations.

Throughout December, members of the community are invited to stroll the American Heritage campus, 2060 Red Lion Road, to enjoy the lights and tree. ••


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here