Several community members recently travelled across state lines to support a cause close to their hearts.
A group of indivuals at St. Columbkill Church of Boyertown attended March for Life in D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
There was fear that the even would be cancelled due to inclimate weather. Holzman reached out to all who had signed up, and all were still willing and excited to go as long as the bus was still running. Event coordinator Candee Holzman stated there were 39 people who took part in the trip, ranging in age from 4 to 84 years old.
“I always describe the event as a ‘pep rally for Life’ and so, it wasn’t surprising that even the weather wasn’t going to discourage the enthusiastic pilgrims,” said Holzman. “We prepared ourselves for the frigid temps and snow by layering our clothing and wearing boots, gloves, hats, scarves and even hand and foot warmers.”
This trip has become an annual event for the church according to Holzman who has organized the trip each year for nearly a decade. “The enthusiasm of the hundreds of thousands there is just an amazing thing! I find it very inspirational to be surrounded by so many people standing up for the sanctity of life,” she said.