COOL Liberty Breakfast in Lancaster County

For Immediate Release

Contact: 717-228-7524


(Lebanon, PA) – The Constitutional Organization Of Liberty (COOL), a conservative,non-partisan educational organization, has announced it will be hosting a "Liberty Breakfast" in Manheim on Saturday, May 14.

Mark Thomas of Cornwall, Chairman of COOL, said that the five-year old organization has arranged for the morning function at the Manheim Grill, beginning at 8:00 AM.

"We’re very excited about bringing our breakfast to Lancaster County," Thomas said. "We have hosted courses and functions throughout central Pennsylvania but this is the first one we have held in Lancaster County."

Thomas said that the "Liberty Breakfasts are new for 2011 as they found a number of individuals were interested in gaining additional knowledge about the Constitution but were not able to commit to long term coursework.

"After the successful classes we had last year, COOL’s Board went ahead and approved the use of the breakfast model in order to broaden our access and appeal to the different locations we think would be receptive to our courses and educational approach," he said.

Robert Courtright, of Manheim and a member of COOL’s Board, said he personally made arrangements for the breakfast in Manheim and is looking for a strong turnout.

"Lancaster County has a large number of deeply convicted individuals when it comes to the Constitution and how the law should be applied," Courtright said. "I really felt the time had come to start combining COOL’s strong educational expertise with the conservative activists in the area."

State Senator Mike Folmer, who attended the first Liberty Breakfast in Palmyra, said he was very pleased with the function.

"I enjoyed the fact that the breakfast allows participants to gain additional
knowledge about the Constitution and our Founding documents without feeling
pressured to stick to a long term schedule," Folmer said. "And for an elected
official like myself it is a great time to just catch up with local constituents
without having to worry about being the center of attention."

"Anyone who attends these breakfasts comes out learning something," he said.

The topic for the Liberty Breakfast scheduled for May 14 will be "The First
Amendment" and will feature both a review of the Amendment as well as an open
discussion of the critical aspects of it.

The meeting room at the Manheim Grill has been reserved and breakfast will be served ala carte whereby participants will be able to order and pay for whatever meal they would like from the restaurant menu. After the meal, the forum will begin, and there is no charge to participate, although donations will be solicited.

Attendance confirmation is requested to ensure sufficient seating in the meeting
room, and may be made by contacting 717-228-7524, or by e-mailing COOL directly at [email protected].