As the momentum grew to join his effort and activism, a rally has been scheduled to start at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 5, on Parkamo Avenue to show solidarity against drug activity in the neighborhood and across Butler County.
2. Unity Picnic
The sixth annual city-wide faith based alliance unity fellowship gathering will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Booker T. Washington Center, 1140 S. Front St.
One of the event organizers Alonzo Wells said the event has served as an excellent way to “help build peace and unity in the city.”
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“This is a great event for the city and everybody is working together to keep it going,” Wells said. “We have been working to make sure this is a special event.”
The event was cancelled earlier in the summer due to a scheduling conflict.
Mayor Pat Moeller said it “is an important event,” and organizers have done a good job of keeping it going.
3. Drive-thru prayer
A group of residents will be holding a “drive-thru prayer” event starting beginning at noon at Bailey Square. One of the organizers, Shunquela Thomas, said the prayer group is open to everybody.
“I know there are different things going on Saturday, so stop by on your way to an event and let us pray for you too,” Thomas said.