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Local MLK Day Events Scheduled for Today

Today is Martin Luther King Day. In order to honor the legacy of MLK, below are three events happening around the West Chester area today, January 21st.

Day of Service: On Monday Jan. 17, St. Paul’s Baptist Church will be holding its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of service.  Starting at 9 a.m. volunteers will begin collecting food from their communities and deliver it to the Charles Melton Center located at 501 E Market St.  Volunteers are needed to load the truck with donated food and unload the truck once it’s delivered to the Chester County Food Bank.

History and Celebration of MLK Day: The Chadds Ford Historical Society will be hosting a celebration of MLK’s life and legacy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Activities will include video of King’s speeches, refreshments, and kid’s crafts.  The John Chads house will also be open for tours.

West Chester University: West Chester University will honor Dr. King across two days starting Thursday and ending Friday.  Events include a traditional soul food dinner, a showing of the movie “The Great Debaters” and the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   For full details visit the complete schedule here.


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Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!

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Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated today, September 26th! John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, was a Massachusetts-born philosopher and philanthropist, who, beginning in 1802, wandered through northern and Midwestern states planting apple nurseries. His trees fed many settlers, and he was loved wherever he went.

Fall brings forth a time for harvest, and apple picking is a fun fall activity that family and friends can do together. Head right outside of town to Highland Orchards! They offer apple picking all fall. Not much for the outdoors? The West Chester Growers Market also offers farm fresh apples and other fruits.

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