Philadelphia Wedding Bands & Party Bands
Usually our blog entries focus on the work we do as a band, the weddings and private parties we play, and the work we do with various venues in the greater Philadelphia region. However, I wanted to take an opportunity to herald the great work our guitar player, Jerry “Rooster” Corrado and his wife Joan did this year around the holidays.
Every year, Jerry puts up a huge display of Christmas lights on his lawn in East Bradford (near West Chester). He really gets into it, and his lawn show is second to none. The local television news stations frequently come to get shots of his lawn, as do the local papers. Jerry spends untold hours setting up the lights, the inflatable figures, etc., and then he’s out there maintaining them just about every day from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. He even had extra electrical power installed in his house just to support the Christmas lights he puts up each year.
The lights attract people from all over … they come and park out in front of Jerry’s house with their kids and just stare at the incredible lights. Every night, you’ll see as many as 10 or 20 cars lined up at different times of the night to look at the lights.
This year, Jerry and his wife Joan had the idea to ask those people to bring along a toy to donate to the pediatric unit of Chester County Hospital. It was a wonderful idea, and a huge success; they collected almost 200 toys for the kids, and delivered them throughout December to the hospital.
The Daily Local News of Chester County ran a story about Jerry and his wife Joan in December that tells a little more about their great contributions … here’s a link to that story:
So, the next time you see our guitar player, give Rooster a much deserved pat on the back for doing something special this year to bring cheer to some sick children during the holidays. Way to go, Rooster and Joan!