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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and DAY ON

The YWCA is a member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, which plans Gettysburg’s annual event to honor Dr. King’s legacy. The 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held Monday, January 23 at the Gettysburg College Christ Chapel from 7-8:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend!

Troy DatcherThis year’s event will feature keynote speaker, Troy Datcher, a Gettysburg College Alumnus ’90, and the Vice-President of Sales and Sports Marketing for the Clorox Company, based in Oakland, California. The evening will also include performances by the Morgan State University Choir, the Chamber Chorale of the Gettysburg Children’s Choir, and a prelude by the Biglerville High School Jazz Band at 6:30.

The celebration also features a presentation of the Living the Dream Award, sponsored by the YWCA and United Way of Adams County. The 2016 Living the Dream Award was presented to Rukhsana Rahman and Athar Rafiq (pictured below, photo courtesy of Gettysburg College) for their efforts to share their faith with the community and promote cultural 24186094210_19586242f7_zunderstanding, and their work to provide educational opportunities and support to local high school and college students. Click here for more photos of the event.

The YWCA is also the host site for the United Way of Adams County’s annual DAY ON of service, held each January on King’s birthday. Call Vickie Corbett at 717-334-5809 for more information on how you can get involved.