Affiliate News

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Philadelphia Chapter Presents Award

The Philadelphia chapter of the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind recently presented the Mae Davidow Community Service Award to the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  This award was given “in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the quality of life of blind and visually impaired citizens of the Delaware Valley.”

Pennsylvania State Convention in the State Capital

The Pennsylvania Council of the Blind (PCB) will hold its 80th annual convention Oct. 15-18 at the Harrisburg-Hershey Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harrisburg.  The theme of the conference is “Independence: A Collaborative Approach.”  The convention will feature individual presentations and panel discussions.  There will also be an audio darts tournament, a “whodunit” dinner theater-style banquet, and a tour to a brewery.  All are welcome to join us! 
Rates at the Harrisburg-Hershey Crowne Plaza Hotel are $89 per night plus tax. Harrisburg is easily accessible by plane, bus or train.  To reserve a room, call (717) 234-5021.  For information, or to register, call or write the PCB office at (717) 920-9999, toll-free 1-877-617-7407, e-mail Our goal is to empower, educate and entertain.  Set your sights for Harrisburg in October for a great convention!
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