The Heritage Society of Penndel was formed in 1999 during the Centennial Celebration year of the establishment of the borough. Its mandate was to work at enhancing the image of Penndel, as well as provide support to other organizations that provide activities for community participation.
The present Chairperson of the Society is Barbara Heffelfinger; the Vice Chair is Michael Nigra; the Secretary is Ward McMasters; and the Treasurer is Ted Kristiniak. Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month, except July, August and December, at 7:30pm at Borough Hall. New members are always welcome.
There are a number of projects including maintaining the planters, purchasing and installing banners, and sending packages to local servicemen and women serving overseas.
The Society also lends support to the Penndel Activities Committee, which continues to sponsor the Halloween Party, the Tree Lighting, the holiday decoration contests, the Easter Egg Hunt, and the Seniors Party in September.
Major fundraising events include the Saturday Souper Supper at the Coffee Cup Café on Saturday, February 22nd from 3:30 to 7:00pm, the Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 1st on the lawn at Borough Hall, 4:30 to 6:30pm, and the bake sales at the primary and general elections.
The Heritage Society also maintains a 501(c)3 community corporation that is capable of accepting tax deductible donations that help provide grants to benefit the community. For further information contact Borough Hall and leave a message and your call will be returned.