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Claysburg Man Organizes Pro-Life Rally, Draws 250 To Courthouse


August 4, 2022

Rick Boston

An estimated crowd of 250 people gathered in front of the Blair County Courthouse on Sunday, July 31, for a pro-life rally.

A steady rain fell for most of the day on Sunday, July 31, but Ethan Potter of Claysburg wasn't worried that the event he had organized would be washed out. Potter, 19, had lined up a stable of speakers including local legislators and clergy for a pro-life rally outside the Blair County Courthouse.

"As a devout Catholic, there is a folktale that if you put a statue of the Virgin Mary in your window the rain will hold off. We went from 100 percent rain to no rain," he said.

The folktale seemed to work in Potter's favor because just before 5 p.m. when the rally was scheduled to begin, the rai...

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