At PPL Electric Utilities, serving our communities means more than safely and reliably delivering power. It means helping where we can throughout the year. Our employees volunteer in their communities in many capacities — coaches, board members, tutors and more.

And when it comes to the December holiday season, we’re there too. In some communities, we have long traditions of helping local organizations put up festive decorations.

In Allentown, Chris Bellis and Dave Busser, both journeymen linemen, recently put up lights for the East Allentown Rittersville Neighborhood Association in a city park near Dieruff High School. The association has been decorating there since 1994 and we’ve been there along the way. Bellis and Busser have been recognized for their efforts by a local senator and state representative, as well as the city’s block watch group.

In Auburn, Schuylkill County, a group of linemen and retirees has a similar tradition. If you drive through the borough, the decorations you’ll see hanging from poles were put up safely by PPL volunteers Bill Simmendinger, Tim Moyer, Andy Rhody and Jason Wolfe, with help from retirees Dennis Hartman, Jack Hartman, Mel Barnes and Stanley Webb. (That’s one of them doing the job in the photo above.)

If you follow our social media feeds, you might recently have seen one of our trucks helping the city of Lancaster put up its giant tree. We’re also putting up a community tree in Ashland, Schuylkill County.

We appreciate the time our employee and retiree volunteers spend supporting their communities. And we hope their work makes this time of year brighter for everyone.

Lights waiting to be hung by our employee volunteers in the Rittersville neighborhood of Allentown.