Annual Blue Light Ceremony

EVENT: FEASTERVILLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION’S 21st ANNUAL PROJECT BLUE
LIGHT HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING WILL HONOR FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS
PLACE: Lower Southampton Township Library (1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville,
PA)
DATE: Wednesday, December 8
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
DETAILS:
Officers and members of the Feasterville Business Association will join with
community leaders, government officials and clergy in the FBA’s 21st annual
Project Blue Light Holiday Tree Lighting. The event will pay tribute to the memory
of fallen police officers during the holiday period. The public is invited but must
wear a face mask and comply with social distancing guidelines.
Project Blue Light was started in 1989 by Dolly Craig to honor the memory
of her late son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Gleason, killed in the line
of duty in 1986. Several years ago Craig sent her holiday blue light message to
Concerns Of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS) saying she was placing two blue lights in
her window during the holiday season, one in memory of Gleason and one
remembering his wife, Pam who was killed in an automobile accident in 1988.

Craig is now deceased but her idea is her legacy. Project Blue Light has grown into
a national program and burns bright in the hearts of 10,000 surviving families of
officers killed in the line of duty as they rebuild their lives. This year’s FBA tree
lighting is going “green” using energy efficient LED blue lights. Once lighted, the
tree will remain lit every night during the holiday season.
Rev. Michael J. Davis, pastor of the Assumption BVM Catholic Church in
Feasterville, PA will offer a special memorial invocation and blessings. The
ceremony will conclude with the singing of holiday songs. Other participants will
include Ted Krimmel, Lower Southampton Township chief of police, Fran
Mishinkash, president of the FBA, Michael J. Hughes, event chairperson and
program emcee, PA State Representative Frank A. Farry, Lower Southampton
Township Supervisors Ray Weldie, Ed Shannon and Deborah Kaplan, William F.
Wiegman, Jr., retired Lower Southampton chief of police, Joseph Galdo, Lower
Southampton township manager, Karen Madotto, vice president of the FBA and a
group of first responders. The Lower Southampton police honor guard also will
participate.
Celebrating its 72 nd anniversary year, the mission of the Feasterville
Business Association is to foster growth and progress for the betterment of the
community.
COVERAGE CORDIALLY INVITED.
For Further Media Information: Stu Coren, ROSEN COREN AGENCY, 215-741-2003

2021 Blue Light Ceremony

December 8, 2021 at 6PM at the Library on Bridgetown Pike

Project Blue Light is a nationwide recognition of those Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. By displaying your blue light(s) you send a message that you support America’s Peacekeepers.

The idea for “Project Blue Light” began in 1988 when Mrs. Dolly Craig wrote to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) that she would be putting two blue candles in her living room window: one for her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who had been killed in the line of duty while serving the Philadelphia (PA) Police Department on June 5, 1986, and one for her daughter and Danny’s wife, Pam, who had been killed in an automobile accident in August 1988. Danny and Pam had 6 children. Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but her idea is her legacy. “Project Blue Light” now burns bright in the hearts of the nearly 15,000 surviving families of America’s fallen law enforcement officers.

2020 Blue Light Ceremony

EVENT: FEASTERVILLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION’S 20th ANNUAL PROJECT BLUE LIGHT HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING WILL HONOR FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS

PLACE: Lower Southampton Township Library (1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA)

DATE: Thursday, December 3

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

DETAILS:

            Officers and members of the Feasterville Business Association will join with community leaders, government officials and clergy in the FBA’s 20th annual Project Blue Light Holiday Tree Lighting. The event will pay tribute to the memory of fallen police officers during the holiday period. The public is invited but must wear a face mask and comply with social distancing guidelines.

            Project Blue Light was started in 1989 by Dolly Craig to honor the memory of her late son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Gleason, killed in the line of duty in 1986. Several years ago Craig sent her holiday blue light message to Concerns Of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS) saying she was placing two blue lights in her window during the holiday season, one in memory of Gleason and one remembering his wife, Pam who was killed in an automobile accident in 1988. Craig is now deceased but her idea is her legacy. Project Blue Light has grown into a national program and burns bright in the hearts of 10,000 surviving families of officers killed in the line of duty as they rebuild their lives. This year’s FBA tree lighting is going “green” using energy efficient LED blue lights. Once lighted, the tree will remain lit every night during the holiday season.

            Rev. Michael J. Davis, pastor of the Assumption BVM Catholic Church in Feasterville, PA will offer a special memorial invocation and blessings. The ceremony will conclude with the singing of holiday songs. Other participants will include Ted Krimmel, Lower Southampton Township chief of police, Fran Mishinkash, president of the FBA, Michael J. Hughes, event chairperson and program emcee, PA State Representative Frank A. Farry, Lower Southampton Township Supervisors Ray Weldie, Ed Shannon and Deborah Kaplan, William F. Wiegman, Jr., retired Lower Southampton chief of police, Joseph Galdo, Lower Southampton township manager, Karen Madotto, vice president of the FBA and a group of first responders. The Lower Southampton police honor guard also will participate.

            Celebrating its 72nd anniversary year, the mission of the Feasterville Business Association is to foster growth and progress for the betterment of the community.

                                               COVERAGE CORDIALLY INVITED.

For Further Media Information: Stu Coren, ROSEN COREN AGENCY, 215-741-2003