Tuesday, September 20, 2011

There’s a New, Younger and Wittier Ben Franklin in Philadelphia Available for Special Events and Shows


Philadelphia, PA – September 20, 2011 – In a city deeply rooted in history and tradition, there lives among us today, a young, witty and cosmopolitan man of genius, the young and witty Benjamin Franklin. He’s returned to his favorite American city, Philadelphia, to reconnect with his friends and fellow patriots’ through events, parties, and special occasions.

Actor, advertising executive, and entrepreneur Rob DeVitis was singled out by a friend not too long ago for his uncanny resemblance to “the younger, wittier Ben Franklin.” Testing out the notion in the spring of 2011, DeVitis – Franklin – realized that his resemblance to one of our country’s founding fathers was embraced by many at the events he attended.

Now is the time for all of Philadelphia to meet the young and witty Ben Franklin. Not a staid and stuffy historical figure dusted off for bored schoolchildren to pass along the way, more than the face on a $100 bill, Franklin is an engaging and thoughtful figure who was not only a statesman but an inventor, a musician, a writer, a printer, founder of the post office and the library. Franklin was a multi-talented sensation of Philadelphia in the 18th Century who has come back to live in the 21st Century to share his experiences as one of the sensations of the age.

The young and witty Ben Franklin can be found online, at http://www.BenFranklinToday.com, where he can be invited (for a modest fee) to attend your special events, either in the City of Philadelphia, or in areas surrounding William Penn’s Green Country Towne. The young and witty Ben Franklin is a gifted raconteur who can speak to any and all groups on topics including American history, Philadelphia history, and the life that earned him the title “The First American.”

According to one teacher in the Downingtown School District, “He was very knowledgeable about Ben Franklin. The students loved asking him questions.” He recently appeared at a special event on “The Spirit of Philadelphia” where a local banking executive declared him “a hit at our function.” NBC10’s “Education Nation” Week utilized Ben Franklin for informational spots. Jenny Sager, who was in attendance at a business function in Downingtown, noted that “I watched him as he approached my guests. He always got a laugh."

For additional information about the young and witty Ben Franklin, including rates and availability, visit http://www.BenFranklinToday.com.

To book the young and witty Ben Franklin for your event, contact Jim DeLorenzo at Jim DeLorenzo Public Relations by e-mail at jim@jhdenterprises.com or by phone at 215-564-1122.

Media Contact: Jim DeLorenzo, Jim DeLorenzo Public Relations, 215-564-1122, jim@jhdenterprises.com