More MLK Day Events Today in Four Local Venues
POTTSTOWN PA – Two events are scheduled tonight (Monday, Jan. 20, 2020), at 7 p.m. in both Pottstown and Gilbertsville, to honor the life, memory, and civil rights advocacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Two additional related events are scheduled at mid-day today in Douglassville and Schwenksville.
A pair of King Day of Community Service events will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, 1 Skippack Pike. Volunteers have an opportunity to work from 10 a.m. to noon at the conservancy to prepare educational materials and goodie bags for an upcoming event; or from 1-3 p.m. in the greenhouse at Montgomery County’s historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester to help organize, clean supplies and equipment, and creating plant tags for upcoming conservation projects. For more information call 610-287-9383.
Mount Olive Baptist Church, 240 Mintzer St., will host an inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration sponsored by Pottstown community churches. The Lincoln University Concert Choir will perform during the program, titled “Achieve Our Dreams Through Peace.” Its keynote speaker will be the Rev. Justin Valentine, pastor of Pottstown’s Kingdom Life Church.
Also during the evening, a Martin Luther King Community Award will be announced and presented by 24th District state Sen. Bob Mensch, congressional 4th District Rep. Madeline Dean, and borough Mayor Stephanie Henrick.
The Boyertown Area Ministerium will conduct its annual Martin Luther King Community Service at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike. As in previous years, the event will feature students from local high schools, including performances by the Pine Forge Academy Choir and Boyertown High School chorus.
A volunteer fair that acknowledges the King Day of Community Service will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Route 662. The event, which is free to attend and open to the public, hopes to match local volunteers’ interests with more than 30 local organizations that hope to benefit from their time, talents, and skills. For more information call 610-385-6616.
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