A Historic Speech: 23rd Annual Gettysburg Address Contest

WHO: Chester County Community Foundation and the West Chester
Historical and Architectural Review Board

WHAT: Amongst friends, family and community members, seven middle school students or “Little Lincolns” will put on their best Lincoln attire and proudly recite the Gettysburg Address. “Each student works extremely hard on their period costumes and presentation skills to deliver such a poignant speech,” comments and Joe Martino, event organizer.

WHERE: On the steps of the Chester County Historic Courthouse (2 N High Street, West Chester, PA)

WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

WHY: The Little Lincoln Gettysburg Address Contest encourages youth, their families, and their friends to become more involved with their community and more deeply appreciate local history.

This year’s participants include Grace Matulewicz from Saint Agnes School, Dylan Olano-Gil from Saints Peter and Paul School, Anna Thompson from Peirce Middle School, and Hailey Bauer, Axel Kolasinski, Conrad Kowalski, Olivia Teague from Fugett Middle School. The 2022 event is generously sponsored by Delphi Wealth Management Group. Stick around after the contest is over to enjoy some holiday music by local carolers, as part of the Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester.

About the Chester County Community Foundation
Headquartered in West Chester’s Lincoln Building, the Chester County Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter so their legacy philanthropy makes a difference now and forever. The Community Foundation holds nearly $100 million in trust and annually awards $6+ million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit www.chescocf.org.