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The lights are shining at American Heritage

The Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale performed a variety of seasonal music.
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation presented Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with $500,000 as its end-of-year contribution to continue supporting the hospital’s Music Therapy Program.

American Heritage Credit Union kicked off its 16th annual Grand Illumination on Nov. 25. More than 25,000 people enjoyed the illumination of American Heritage’s main campus along with free holiday performances, a firework display and a grand prize drawing for a 2024 Chevy Trax awarded to an American Heritage member.

At the kickoff event, families enjoyed a concert featuring the Ukrainian Children’s Choir Soloveiky, the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale and the New Jersey Fifes and Drums. Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross lent a colonial flavor to the evening’s events as well. American Heritage’s 2023 Give Back Sweepstakes’ grand prize winner was selected from the six finalists and awarded a 2024 Chevy Trax, with runners-up awarded $1,000 each. 

Attendees also donated about 2,000 pounds in nonperishable food as a part of the 10th annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive. The Kids-N-Hope Foundation also presented Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with a check for $500,000 to continue supporting its Music Therapy Program through the upcoming year.

“We look forward to welcoming thousands of community members to our campus each year at our Grand Illumination event to kick off the holiday season,” 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. Our Kids-N-Hope Foundation was also honored to present $500,000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to continue the wonderful work achieved through its Music Therapy Program.”

Each year, the American Heritage campus buildings and trees are illuminated, and multiple light displays are featured throughout the campus grounds. The community is welcome to visit the American Heritage campus through New Year’s Day to stroll the campus for free, enjoy the decorations and take family photos. Entrances to the campus are on Red Lion Road or Jamison Avenue and free parking is available on site. Lights will shine daily beginning at dusk each night.

For more information about Grand Illumination, visit AmericanHeritageCU.org/Lights. ••

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