Mary-Alice Nutter to be honored with “Celebrate Living the Dream” Award

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

These words, stated by Martin Luther King, Jr., still challenge us to be the best we can be almost 60 years after he first spoke them.  As a leader in the Civil Rights movement, King dedicated his life to racial justice and equality, constantly striving to make the world a better place.

Every year, the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County co-sponsors the Living the Dream award with the United Way of Adams County to honor a local resident who lives out King’s ideals.  Whether through a career choice or volunteer efforts, there are local men, women, and youth working to ensure that everyone is treated equally in our community and society.  These efforts allow the dream of which Dr. King spoke to become more tangible every day.

This year the winner is Mary-Alice Nutter.

The award will be presented at the 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Monday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m. in Gettysburg College’s Christ Chapel.

As always, the program is free and open to the public; a free will offering will be collected to support the Adams County Career Aid Project. ACCAP provides need-based scholarships for local students to pursue higher education or technical training.

This annual event is a wonderful partnership between Gettysburg College which funds many of the costs associated with the celebration as well as providing the space for the event; South Central Community Action Programs, which oversees the celebration committee and ACCAP; the YWCA and United Way of Adams County which co-sponsor the Living the Dream Award; and a group of dedicated committee members who plan each year’s event and evaluate the ACCAP scholarship applications year round.

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Valerie Oakley (Sprigg)
Valerie Oakley (Sprigg)
1 year ago

Is this the Miss Nutter who taught school in Gettysburg at Meade School?

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