Over 600 constituents attend McClinton’s 2017 Community Day

PHILADELPHIA, May 24 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, welcomed more than 600 constituents of the 191st Legislative District to her 2017 Community Day, where the whole family could enjoy a day of fun and entertainment.

“It was my honor to host the first ever Cobbs Creek Community Day in the school yard of one of our neighborhood elementary schools, Add B. Anderson,” McClinton said. “The purpose of the event was to celebrate community, promote peace in our streets and empower neighbors with resources. I love to hear first-hand what issues our constituents face in their daily lives, and my staff was able to provide on-the-spot assistance.”

The event began with a March for Peace that left from the schoolyard of Bryant Elementary School and included health screenings conducted by Penn Medicine and Sayre Health Center, children’s activities provided by Art(is) for Kids, food and refreshments donated by Fred’s Water Ice, HERR’S, WaWa, McDonalds, the Pretzel Factory and Sunshine Supermarket, and live stage entertainment.

Attendees also had the opportunity to gather information on a variety of state programs such as CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), Medicaid, and the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

Congressmen Bob Brady and Dwight Evans, state Rep. James Roebuck and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell participated in the event.

McClinton said she wanted to thank the Klutch Kings, Motivation High School, West Powelton Drill Team Royal Excellence Step Team, Anderson Elementary School, Bryant Elementary School, the Philadelphia Police Department, community partners and volunteers.

“I am thrilled that we had over 600 neighbors, truly a large turnout from the 191st District. I cannot thank the vendors, sponsors and staff enough. They went above and beyond to make this event an amazing success,” McClinton said.

The event was sponsored by Mercy Health System, West Philadelphia Real Estate, Comcast, PECO, Drexel University and United Health Care.

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