Pottstown Schedules King Day Observance Sunday

Pottstown Schedules King Day Observance Sunday

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown’s 14th annual community observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be held Sunday (Jan. 19) beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the alumni chapel of The Hill School, 860 Beech St. The Rev. Brandon B. Harris, Protestant chaplain of Georgetown University, will be its featured preacher, and the event will include other speakers and musical performances.

The observance is sponsored by Pottstown’s religious communities, is open to the public, and is free to attend. Free parking is available nearby.

During the past three decades, the third Monday of every January has been dedicated in the United States to the memory and legacy of the civil rights icon. This year Martin Luther King Day falls on Jan. 20 (2020) … the same date the holiday was first observed in 1986. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and would have turned 91 this year.

Public schools, borough and township municipal buildings, state and federal offices, and many banks across western Montgomery County will be closed Monday for the occasion. Many stores and restaurants are expected to remain open for business.

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Graphic from the office of Rep. Joe Ciresi