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Fayette County Commissioners issued multiple proclamations honoring various causes during their monthly meeting Thursday.
Fayette County Commissioners on Thursday issued a proclamation officially declaring April 23, 2021, William Penn Day in Fayette County, in honor of what would have been British Admiral William Penn’s 400th Birthday.
Born April 23, 1621, Penn was the eventual namesake for Pennsylvania, and his legacy thereby led to the eventual creation of Fayette County. The commissioners urged all #FayetteCoPA citizens to celebrate his memory by researching Pennsylvania’s storied history.
Also on Thursday, the commissioners issued proclamations officially declaring:
April 2021 as Pennsylvania 811 Safe Digging Month;
April 2021 as Sexual Assault Awareness Month;
April 18 to 24, 2021, as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week;
May 2021 as Mental Health Month;
And May 2021 as National Foster Care and Foster Parent Appreciation Month.
Last month, the commissioners issued proclamations officially declaring:
April 2021 as Child Abuse Prevention Month;
And April 4 to 10, 2021, as National Library Week.