Colorful Entertainment, Unique Cuisine and Interesting Crafts Highlight The First Asian Festival, a New Addition to the 2004 PECO Energy Multicultural Series, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

PHILADELPHIA, June 11, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- There's a new addition to the PECO Energy Multicultural Series family, the Asian Festival. This FREE event will take place on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street on June 19, 2004 from Noon - 8:00 p.m. Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2004 Summer Season.

The Asian Festival will celebrate Pan Asian culture with a day packed with authentic entertainment, activities and cuisine. Entertainment will include traditional dancing, Aikido Swordsman, and Pan Asian opera. For those seeking adventure, Extreme Science from the Franklin Institute will wow the audience. For those looking to calm, a Tai Chi demonstration will teach them how to center themselves.

There will be a number of demonstrations to interest all in attendance. Something will be offered for everyone in the family from kite-flying to dance lessons to culinary demonstrations. All activities celebrate the culture and diversity of the Asian community and span countries such as Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Vendors will feature a wide selection of authentic Asian arts and crafts as well as clothing and jewelry. Food vendors will offer a variety of dishes such as Vietnamese Hoagies, Bubble Tea, egg roll, Asian pastries, dim sum, and much more.

Admission is free for all PECO Energy Multicultural Series events. PECO Energy presents a series of free Multicultural festivals throughout the summer season at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

Supporting the region's diverse communities has been a longstanding goal for PECO, who has sponsored the multicultural festivals at Penn's Landing for the past ten years. "All of us at PECO Energy are thrilled to return again to the waterfront to support the multicultural festivals," said PECO president Denis O'Brien. "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."

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.

Based in Philadelphia, PECO Energy is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC). PECO serves 1.5 million electric and 456,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2003, its sales exceeded 36,753 gigawatt hours (gWh) of electricity and 88.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas to residential, business and institutional customers. PECO's energy delivery services generated $4.38 billion in revenue for Exelon. PECO is one of the largest employers and most active corporate citizens in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Penn's Landing is Philadelphia's Waterfront district, running along Columbus Boulevard from Washington Avenue to Spring Garden Street. The two main sites for the more than 75 festivals, concerts, and events at Penn's Landing are the Great Plaza, located along the Delaware River at Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street, and Festival Pier, on Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street. For more information on event locations and event details, call (215) 922-2FUN or visit Independence Blue Cross is the presenting sponsor of the 2004 Summer Season at Penn's Landing.

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