For a generation of kids back in the 1960s a band from Liverpool came into our hearts and never left. Here we are 52 years later and our grandchildren are Beatles fans. February 7, 1964 is a date we all remember, the day those four mop tops walked off a Pan Am plane at Kennedy Airport and joyous American Beatlemania began.
Another date, a very sad date, came 16 years later: December 8, 1980, when John Lennon was gunned down outside his apartment house in New York City. I was 32 years old that day, but I felt like 132.
This December 8, I’ve decided to do more than call friends, play John’s music, and remember his life. I’m going to remember how he told us to “Imagine” and “Give Peace a Chance.”
The Historic Burrough-Dover House, 9201 Burrough-Dover Lane, holds its second annual Holiday Illumination event on Friday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Over 140 luminaries will provide a holiday glow on the lawn of the 306-year-old house. The house’s halls will be decked in holiday décor, and Santa will be waiting at the lit hearth to welcome visitors. Hot cocoa and candy canes will be served. For more information, visit the Pennsauken Historical Society on Facebook.
“It’s a great time of year to provide some seasonal programming to Channel 19,” explains Ryan Wachter, township director of Pennsauken Television. “The movies we plan on showing range from holiday classics to true guilty pleasures.”
Whether you’re headed to Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie, or have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, you can’t have the holidays without the sweets. There are some local establishments that can provide some serious help in the dessert department.
Pennsauken Township is just a few months away from a very big birthday.
On February 18, 2017, our town will turn 125 years old. The Township, in conjunction with the Pennsauken Events Committee, is looking to plan a variety of events next year to mark this special occasion. And the help of residents and businesses are needed to make it happen.
Pennsauken residents and businesses are pitching in to help children in the community during the holiday season through the Angel Tree program, which collects new, unwrapped toys for families in need.
With the success of this year’s Interactive Trick or Treat Map, All Around Pennsauken is doing something similar for the holiday season.
Do you love to drive around at night to see all the local houses with all those great holiday decorations? Do you give Clark W. Griswold a run for his money in the light department? Well we’ve got a great way for folks to enjoy local holiday light displays.