Residents and elected officials of the area concerned about the mini-casino project proposed for the vicinity of the Morgantown Turnpike Interchange are invited to “A Mini-Casino for Morgantown; the Other Side of the Story.”

The event will be held Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Elverson United Methodist Church, 32 E. Main Street, Elverson. Dianne Berlin, Coordinator for Casino Free will be the guest speaker.

“We in the church know how destructive gambling can be to people’s lives, and I think many of us in the community have a gut feeling that a mini-casino so close by will have a detrimental effect on the local economy. Our goal is to make sure the community has all the relevant information it needs before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board holds their hearing on March 4, and that residents who are concerned about the project know what they need to do to make their voices heard,” said the Rev. Coleen Brandt Painter, pastor of Elverson UMC.

There is no cost to attend this event, and registration is encouraged but not required. To register, contact the Elverson United Methodist Church office via e-mail at or by calling the church office at 610-286-9460. Parking is available behind the church via the driveway on the east side of the church building.

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