Chester County Briefly: Old Glory Tour, Lincoln University, Swiss Farms, Desmond Hotel, and Hobby Lobby

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"Old Glory" makes a visit to an elementary school in Atsugi, Japan. The flag will be making a stop at the historic courthouse in West Chester this morning.--photo via Stars and Stripes.

Today’s rundown of the shorter stories happening around Chester County.

Old Glory Tour to Honor Local Law Enforcement for National Police Week

Century Link America’s world flag tour, Old Glory Travels America’s Freedom Road, will salute local law enforcement departments in recognition of National Police Week, honoring their service to the community. The recognition salute will take place today at 9:15 a.m. this morning on the steps of the Chester County Historic Courthouse at High and Market streets in West Chester. Don’t miss the only flag that his been raised over Iowa Jima, Pearl Harbor, Oklahoma City, and Valley Forge.

Reduced Funding for State Universities Puts Lincoln University in Perilous Position

The funding of state universities has gone down by 33% over the last eight years, with the recent budget impasse only exacerbating the already dire situation in public higher education. This has prompted Lincoln University President, Richard Green, to join other state university leaders in writing an op-ed on PennLive.com warning legislators that unless the situation is resolved quickly, students, employees, and entire communities will be the ones who pay the price.     

Swiss Farms Announces Store to Shore Summer Promotion

Swiss Farms, the drive-through market, is going to offer its customers a chance to stock up on snacks on their way to the beach through its Store to Shore promotion.  As part of the promotion which will run from May 23rd to June 5th, Swiss Farms is offering coolers filled with a freshly prepared artisan hoagie by John’s Village Market, ice and a variety of six Swiss Premium Teas or Lemonade, all for $22.

The Desmond Hotel Announces Annual Deck Opening Party

The Desmond Hotel is holding its Annual Deck Opening Party on May 25th starting at 6 p.m. The fun filled evening will feature grill specials prepared by Chef Chris, specially priced cocktails, and live entertainment from the Mike Caroto Band, Hake & Jarema and Ben Singleton, and The People’s Choice.

Exton Region Chamber of Commerce Announces Grand Opening of Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby and the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce are inviting shoppers to enjoy some light refreshments and shopping during the ribbon cutting ceremony and official opening of the new Hobby Lobby store at 111 W. Lincoln Hwy. in Exton. The event is on June 6th, starting with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00 a.m.  

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