Noted Commentator John Fund will be the keynote speaker at the Independence Hall Foundation’s July 3 event at the Independence Visors Center Ballroom, 6th and Market streets, Philadelphia. It runs 4 to 5:30 p.m. and celebrates the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta and the 239th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Fund’s topics will be those documents along with Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato Si.
Also speaking will be Charlie Gerow, who is founder of Quantum Communications and was an advisor to President Ronald Reagan.
The event will also feature the presentations of this year’s Thomas Jefferson Defender of Liberty Award; the Franklin Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Betsy Ross Activist of the Year Award.
Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door; with a student rate of $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door.
There will be an after party at the Independence Beer Garden, 100 S. Independence Mall West.
To RSVP, mail checks to: Independence Hall Foundation, The Continental, 615 Chestnut St., Box 39725 Philadelphia, PA 19106.
The group is also sponsoring a lunch with Fund at 2 p.m. at City Tavern, 2nd and Walnut streets. Seating is limited. For cost and details, call 215-620-3055.