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Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is set for January 16

“From The Mountaintop,” the 41st annual Adams County Celebration of the life and work of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will take place at 7 p.m. at Christ Chapel, Gettysburg College, at 325 N. Washington Street. The event will feature two keynote speakers.

Mayor Rita Frealing made history in 2021 when she became Gettysburg’s first African American and woman to sit as Mayor. With over 20 years of professional experience, Mayor Frealing has been a key figure in Pennsylvania state and local government, campaigns, and fundraisers. She also served on the Board of the Greater Harrisburg NAACP and was on the Board of the Gettysburg YWCA. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier School and Gettysburg High School, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and her Law Degree from Dickinson Law School. 

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Attorney Taurean Moses is the first African American member of the Adams County Bar Association, where he is its Vice President. After graduating
from Gettysburg Area High School, Shippensburg University, and Widener Commonwealth Law School, he is currently an Associate Attorney at Law with Entwistle & Roberts, PC, specializing in Criminal Law and Family Law. He is Vice President of the Adams County Human Relations Commission, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for Adams County Bar Foundation. 

Also featured will be music by the Biglerville High School Jazz Band, Brownsville Church of God Worship Team, Gettysburg Children’s Choir & Chamber Chorale.

In addition, the annual “Living The Dream” award in recognition of a community member or group who is living out the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism will be presented, co-sponsored by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the United Way of Adams County, is awarded to the winner.

Additional sponsors of From The Mountaintop The 41st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration are the South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) and Gettysburg College.

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