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Mayor Purzycki Arranges for 34 Young People from Wilmington to Attend Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” Book Tour in Philadelphia

Post Date:11/30/2018 9:30 AM

The Former First Lady appeared last night at the Wells Fargo Center

Mayor Mike Purzycki sent 34 young people from Wilmington to Philadelphia last night to see former First Lady Michelle Obama at the Wells Fargo Center. The Mayor used free tickets he received from Mrs. Obama’s office and arranged the transportation for the young people and their chaperones. Mrs. Obama has begun a nationwide tour to promote her book entitled “Becoming.”

Michelle Obama’s book is autobiographical and described by her as a deeply personal telling of her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a wife and mother.

“When the former First Lady’s office contacted me earlier this month offering free tickets, I knew we had to make this a special night for some of Wilmington’s youngest fans of Mrs. Obama,” said Mayor Purzycki. “This was a wonderful opportunity for them to hear about the life of a living historical figure that they knew about and admired.”

The 34 young people who attended last night’s event were from the State’s Youth Rehabilitative Services Program, the Achiever’s ProgramYouth Advocate Programs, and the Bethel AME Church Young People’s Department. The Mayor said he is most appreciative of the former First Lady for making the tickets available to the youth from Wilmington.

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     On the way to Philadelphia, November 29, 2018.

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     Michelle Obama book tour visits Philadelphia, November 29, 2018.

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     Michelle Obama at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, November 29, 2018.


News and information from the Office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki 

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928

Paul Ford Jr. 
Communications Specialist
Mobile: (302) 530-2171

Brooke Chase
Digital & Social Media Manager
Mobile: (302) 605-0026


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