Festival of India 2002, Part of the PECO Energy Multicultural Series, Celebrating Indian Culture at Penn's Landing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Celebrate Indian culture with food, music, dancing and crafts at the Festival of India, part of the PECO Energy Multicultural Series. This FREE Festival will take place on Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, on Columbus Boulevard at Spring Garden Street on Saturday August 17, 2002, from Noon - 8:00 p.m. Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2002 Summer Season at Penn's Landing.

This year, the Festival of India entertainment line up will feature an awards ceremony, both classical and folk dancing, live music and a fashion show. Vendors will be on hand selling traditional Indian arts and crafts including clothes, jewelry, music and other cultural items. There will be a variety of dishes from both North and South India for visitors to enjoy. The authentic Indian fare will include: paratha, chicken tikka masala, lassis and samosas.

"All of us at PECO Energy are thrilled to return to the waterfront with another season of support for the multicultural festivals," said PECO President Ken Lawrence. "Penn's Landing is a Philadelphia summertime tradition and the PECO Energy Multicultural Series is a fun way for us to celebrate the wide range of diversity represented in our service territory."

Admission is free for all PECO Energy Multicultural Series events.

PECO Energy is proud to be Philadelphia's hometown energy company and one of the region's most prominent civic supporters. PECO is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and celebrating diversity inside and outside the Company.

PECO, an Exelon Company, delivers electricity to 1.52 million customers and natural gas to 442,000 customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Based in Philadelphia, PECO and its sister utility, ComEd in the Chicago area, are subsidiaries of Exelon Energy Delivery. Its parent, Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), is one of the largest energy service companies in the U.S. with the largest retail utility customer base, one of the largest power generation fleets and a leading wholesale energy marketing operation in North America. In 2001, PECO delivered 35.1 million megawatt hours of electricity and 81.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas, generating $3.9 billion in revenue for Exelon.

Festival Pier at Penn's Landing is located on Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street. For more information on this and any other event at Penn's Landing, please call 215.922.2FUN or visit www.pennslandingcorp.com.


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