Three hundred (300) people participated in the Shout Out! March & Celebration that was staged in Media, Delaware County, on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland joined Beverly Wright, President of Women of Strength United for Change and the mother of a son lost to gun homicide, and Terry Rumsey and Robin Lasersohn, Co-Chairs of Delco United, as speakers at the Kickoff Rally held at the Media Friends Meeting House. Singer-songwriters Jean Lenke and Dani Ocean provided a musical send off.
A throng of chanting, drumming, and whistling marchers carried a festive array of American flags, banners, and signs through Media on a one mile march that was viewed by thousands of motorists on Baltimore Pike and pedestrians shopping on State Street. A steady blare of honking horns signaled mass support for the messages displayed by marchers.
After the march, participants returned to the Meeting House to enjoy cake and coffee, warm fellowship, and more music from Jean Lenke and Dani Ocean.
The event received media coverage from the Chester Spirit, theDelaware County Daily Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC 10television.
Here are some photos and a video of our own! Click to enlarge.
Delco United thanks the members of the Media Friends Meeting for opening their Meeting House for the Kickoff Rally and Celebration. We also want to acknowledge the following people and businesses for their contributions: Nick and Denise Yocco of Seven Stones Café for donating coffee and baked goods; Maria’s Prime Time Bakery for the beautiful cake; George Tate, photographer; Gary Chilutti of Films-4-Good, videographer; and Jean Lenke and Dani Ocean, musicians.
Lastly, we want to lift up the hundreds of people who volunteered before, during, and after the Shout Out! You are the life blood of this strong and growing gun sense movement.