American Heritage Credit Union kicked off its 15th Annual Grand Illumination on Saturday. More than 22,000 people enjoyed the illumination of American Heritage’s main campus at 2060 Red Lion Road. There were holiday performances, fireworks, food donations, a contribution to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the awarding of $25,000 in sweepstakes prizes to American Heritage members.
There were performances by the Ukrainian Children’s Choir Soloveiky, the Philadelphia Boys Choir and the New Jersey Fifes and Drums. Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross were in attendance.
“Grand Illumination has been a longstanding tradition for our credit union and surrounding area, and we see our kickoff event as our holiday gift to the community,” said Bruce K. Foulke, president and CEO of American Heritage Credit Union and chairman of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. “We hope this event brings holiday cheer and excitement to our community and members all season long. Additionally, we are honored to present $500,000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Kids-N-Hope Foundation has now contributed over $2.8 million since its founding to our partners at CHOP and have pledged to donate at least an additional $1.9 million over the next five years.”
Each year, the American Heritage campus buildings and trees are illuminated, and multiple light displays are featured throughout the campus grounds. Anyone can visit the American Heritage campus until New Year’s Day to enjoy the decorations and take photos.