Sunday, January 20, 2013

Events Planned in Chester for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 21, 2013

  • Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., YWCA, 4 E. 7th Street in Chester: A range of free activities will be available for people of all ages, including:
    • Creation of personalized T-shirts.
    • Stuffing of bags filled with personal care items for area needy.
    • Collaborative art project: Led by representatives from the Community Arts Center of Wallingford, children and adults will color individual quilt squares that we will assemble on the wall in a collaborative design celebrating King’s connection to Chester.
    • Presentations about safe medication use, financial management and gun violence prevention.
    • Quilting, bib-making and dress-making for people in Haiti (sewing experience needed).
    • Collection and sorting of books to benefit incarcerated veterans (co-sponsored by Widener University and
    • Live musical performances.
    • Zumba workouts.

  • Jan. 21, 1 to 4 p.m.., YWCA, 4 E. 7th Street in Chester: Children can enjoy a special “King’s camp” filled with a variety of fun activities, including a virtual tour of Chester, a movie, crafts, museum tour, snacks and more. Cost is $2.

  • Jan. 21, 1:30 p.m., Old Main Building at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, One Medical Center Boulevard, Upland: A wreath will be laid in front of the site of the former Crozer Theological Seminary, where King earned his Bachelor of Divinity in 1951. Rev. Dr. Bayard Taylor, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church (where Dr. King worshipped while he was a student), will deliver brief remarks.

  • Jan. 21, 2 to 2:45 p.m., Clark Auditorium at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, One Medical Center Boulevard, Upland: The public is invited to a celebration that will include speeches and musical performances.

  • 6:30 p.m., Alumni Auditorium, Widener University, 14th and Walnut Streets: Widener’s annual commemoration of Dr. King’s life, sponsored by the University’s Black Student Union. The program will include reflections from members of the Widener community about the significance of  King's life and work.

For more information about events at the YWCA, call (610) 876-2222.

For more information about Widener’s participation and the evening event at the University, contact Marcine Pickron-Davis at (610) 499-4566.

For more information about the event at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, contact Grant Gegwich at (610) 447-6316.

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