PRESS PHOTOS BY DONALD WENNERChildren listen intently as Stephanie Burke, manager of the Liberty Bell Museum, and Pip the Mouse get ready to ring a replica of the Liberty Bell.
Olivia Weiss, a Cetronia Elementary School student, gives Pip the Mouse a hug.
Pip the Mouse and Santa’s elves are ready to assist children making purchases in the Little Shoppers’ Village on Dec. 8, 2018.
Pip the Mouse performs for children and their families Dec. 8, 2018, at Zion’s “Liberty Bell” Church. Created by Dr. George Creegan, Pip premiered in 1962 at the former Hess’s department store, Allentown.
Tom Lipko, formerly of Allentown, brought his friends (front) Lucas Wooten of Upper Darby and Nathan Van Wooten to the Pip: the Mouse Before Christmas Show. They are in front of a Pennsylvania German Christmas tree, circa 1850, decorated by Ann Wertman of Lowhill Township.