The excitement that everyone at Acteon Networks feels as the Light up a Life season approaches each year is unexplainable. Selecting beneficiaries, working together to set up the lights, planning special events, seeing how many people come to the lights each night, visiting with Santa and Elsa, and being together during this time is electrifying.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2014 Light up a Life season was a record-breaker! We had more lights, events, and visitors than ever before, and we can’t thank you enough for your support throughout the season. Friends, family, neighbors, visitors, donors, Facebook likers and Twitter followers—you all made this Light up a Life season the most successful one yet!

With your help, we collected a total of $17,192 in donations to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Villa. This included both public donations from over 28,000 visitors, and from three private donors. For the fourth year in a row, Greg and Carol Frankenfield donated $1000; for the second year, Mark Palardy and John Luskin each donated $100. THANK YOU!

From left to right: Jack Yoast (president of Acteon Networks), Ursula Raczak (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County), Jamie Fenstermaker (The Villa), and Jay Rejniak (Acteon Networks technician and Light up a Life wizard)

Acteon Networks president Jack Yoast (far left) and technician/Light up a Life wizard Jay Rejniak (far right) present checks to Ursula Raczak of  BBBS of Bucks County (center left) and Jamie Fenstermaker of The Villa (center right).

Both The Villa and Big Brothers Big Sisters are dedicated to changing kids’ lives for the better.

The Villa is a specialized residential program in Ambler, PA for youths struggling with truancy, emotional trauma, family conflict, and difficulties in the community. The program addresses residents’ physical, cognitive, social, educational, and emotional needs so that they can return to their communities feeling more confident in themselves, their skills, and their relationships.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County is a private, non-profit organization affiliated with the national organization of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, with over 50 years of experience serving children in Bucks County. BBBS’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally-supported one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better. The program provides crucial academic, emotional, and social support for children who are in need of the individual time and attention.

THANK YOU again for making Light up a Life 2014 our most spectacular season yet! We are already planning big things for Light up a Life 2015, and we can’t wait to get started and #spreadthecheer!

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