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Heritage of Green Hills Celebrates Season with Public Underwater Tree Lighting

by The Heritage of Green Hills

Dec 20, 2019

Adaptive Diving Association, Keystone Water Rescue Team running Dec. 21 event

SHILLINGTON, Pa. — The Heritage of Green Hills, a healthy life plan community in Shillington, invites the public to attend an event that puts an unusual twist on the traditional tree lighting ceremony.

At 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, members of the Adaptive Diving Association will light up a decorated tree — underwater, in the community’s indoor pool. While the tree lighting is a favorite annual event at The Heritage of Green Hills, this year marks the first time that the public is invited to witness it.

To make the event even more festive and exciting, Santa will be making an entrance aboard a Fire Truck.

The Adaptive Diving Association ( serves the needs of the physically challenged community, ages of 10 and up, and veterans who have suffered physical injuries and emotional trauma (PTSD) which have negatively impacted the quality of their lives. ​Engaged in this active sport, adaptive divers can enjoy a spirit of camaraderie, and the immeasurable benefits of mental, emotional and physical well-being. Escaping physical confines and restrictions, these individuals are able to continue living life on their own terms; through their own talents; and through a drive fueled by personal determination and the encouragement of others.

The Keystone Water Rescue Team of Boyertown ( will provide in-pool safety and perimeter control for the underwater tree lighting ceremony.

The public is also invited to a free exhibition of its community’s model railroad room earlier in the day from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Visitors of any age are invited to tour the train room — which includes more than 400 feet of track and dozens of vintage trains, in G gauge, O gauge, HO gauge, N gauge and Z gauge. One of this year’s new editions is the Mt. Penn Fire Tower.

Light refreshments and music will be provided at the train exhibition, and young attendees can visit with Santa.

The Heritage is located at 200 Tranquility Lane in Shillington, just off Morgantown Road/Route 10.

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