Pine Forge Academy Students Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., Day

Pine Forge Academy Students Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., Day

The Pine Forge Academy choir sings in a mass choir at the Hanover United Methodist church during a Martin Luther King, Jr., Day service.

The Pine Forge Academy choir sings in a mass choir at the Hanover United Methodist church during a Martin Luther King, Jr., Day service.

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., Day, students from Pine Forge Academy (PFA) in Pine Forge, Pa., participated in several community service day activities.

Story by Allegheny East Conference Staff

The Pine Forge Academy choir, under the directorship of Andrew Marshall, sang the negro spiritual We Shall Walk through the Valley in Peace during a special service at the Second Baptist church in Pottstown, Pa. The choir also performed at the 31st annual National Bell Ringing Ceremony, an event at the Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia that was organized by the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr., Association for Nonviolence.

Another group of PFA students, faculty, and church members distributed shoes and socks to residents of the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center of Montgomery County. They distributed more than 100 pairs of shoes and socks to 60 facility residents.

To culminate the weekend, PFA’s choir and creative arts group performed at the New Hanover United Methodist church in Gilbertsville, Pa. The Boyertown (Pa.) Area Ministerial Association sponsored the annual community-wide event.

Feature photo: Pine Forge Academy students and church members volunteer at the Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center of Montgomery County.