The Feasterville Business Association is holding their 18th annual Project Blue Light Holiday Tree Lighting Monday evening at 6 p.m. at the Lower Southampton Library. Located at 1983 Bridgetown Pike, the event will be a tribute to fallen police officers during the holiday season.
This year, the FBA holiday tree lighting is introducing new “green” lights, which will be safer for the environment and are new LED lights on the trees. They will be lit throughout the entire holiday season.
Among the attendees will be many people including township representatives to priests in the area as this event invites people from all walks of life to join in the festivities honoring these great men and women, and their families. There will be refreshments courtesy and sponsored by the Lower Southampton Library.
Dolly Craig started the Project Blue Light in 1989, when her late son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Gleason, had lost his life during his service to Philadelphia as an officer. He was killed in 1986. Craig has since passed away since starting this tradition, and continuing this tree lighting continues her legacy in a way that brings the community closer together.
Since its start in 1989, Project Blue Light has grown to help more than 10,000 surviving families of officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their citizens rebuild their lives and aid in helping them recover.
The Feasterville Business Association in its 69th year, is designed to aid in the betterment and progress for people of the community.
WBCB’s Keith Noonan contributed to this post.