The cupola atop the grandstand at the Allentown Fairgrounds will be illuminated.
The Great Allentown Fair Foundation received a contribution from The Neffs National Bank toward the “Light Up The Fair” capital campaign to illuminate the cupola atop the landmark grandstand of the Allentown Fairgrounds which was recently renamed the Leon S. Peters Cupola.
The campaign serves the Foundation’s mission to preserve the Allentown Fairgrounds, and compliments Allentown’s 19th Street improvement zone efforts, according to a foundation press release.
The donation completes the capital campaign for the cupola lighting project that brings a functional and aesthetic revival to the benefit of the city, neighborhood residents, merchants and patrons by creating a visual beacon reminiscent of Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, the foundation said.
“In memory of Leon Peters, The Neffs National Bank is honored to make this donation to the Great Allentown Fair Foundation for the completion of the cupola project,” said Kevin Schmidt, president and CEO of the Neffs National Bank.
“We appreciate the efforts of the Great Allentown Fair Foundation and value our ongoing relationship with the Foundation and the Lehigh County Agricultural Society. Their commitment to the community is well-noted and truly appreciated,” Schmidt said.