Penn State to join Bells Across Pennsylvania to honor essential workers

April 30, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- For three minutes starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, the Old Main bell tower will ring out in support of health care workers, first responders, grocery workers and all those working through the coronavirus pandemic.

Penn State is participating in Bells Across Pennsylvania, an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Mayor’s Association. As a sign of solidarity for workers during the pandemic churches and other institutions with bell towers will sound their chimes in unison all across Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania residents and Penn State community members are encouraged to join in with bells of their own while maintaining social distance at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Bells Across Pennsylvania aims to honor first responders, health care professionals and essential employees, as well as to show solidarity across Pennsylvanian communities and demonstrate a collective resolve that Pennsylvanians will prevail over these collective challenges.

Last Updated May 01, 2020