There is a lot going on in the city of Philadelphia. There were many festivals, dinners and charity walks.

Dr. Frank Coleman’s “Teak” Lunch is the largest fundraiser for Lincoln University Alumni Association (AALU), a branch of Philadelphia. Each year, the proceeds from the event go to fund Archie Goodwin Jr.’s scholarship. Archie Goodwin Jr.’s grant supports the financial needs of eligible freshmen / undergraduate students from the Philadelphia area. The funds received by the students will be used to assist in the purchase of books and potential technological needs. Each year the AALU Philadelphia Division holds an awards ceremony to honor the memory and dedication of the esteemed LU Gala and Philadelphia-born Dr. Frank Coleman. Dr. Coleman, affectionately known as the “Mite,” was a graduate of Lincoln University in 1935.

Over the weekend there was a walk of best friends, hundreds of people supported the branch in Philadelphia, which is the country’s leading support for inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (also known as IDD). The day started with a light breakfast and check-in. The Eagles Swoop mascot then led the walkers one mile, leading them to 30th Street Station and back to Shopping Square, where they enjoyed a dinner at Pagano’s and a dance party before parting during the day.

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