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5th annual Peace Day in the Park set for Sept. 23

By Staff | Jul 25, 2012

The fifth annual Peace Day in the Park will be held at Jaycee Park Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“‘Peace Day in the Park 2008′” kicked off the annual celebration as a grass roots project with a simple goal, to spread the awareness that a single day of Peace does in fact exist – September 21st, the International Day of Peace!” organizers said in a prepared statement.

Since then, Cape Coral Mayor John Sullivan has publicly acknowledged in 2010 Peace Day in the Park with an official proclamation. “Southwest Florida is the first area in U.S history to issue such a groundbreaking proclamation, which recognizes this important calendar fixed date,” organizers added.

In addition, contributions to local charities and organizations have doubled each year. Organizers add they could always use the public’s help.

The event coordinator is Zachar VanDyne.

Admission is free and there will be something for everyone.

Again on hand will be the Cape Coral Fire Department with a truck for the children to enjoy. The Big Red Bus will also be onsite collecting blood for local hospitals with two buses this year so no one is turned away. Other highlights will include raffles with prizes like a Peace Quilt hand stitched by local artisan Mary Hansen, a one-of-a kind slice of Americana. Each year, Hansen designs a single quilt specifically for the event, and only one is produced. Food, fun, prizes, family andof courseice cream!

The Calendar Girls will perform along with other exciting local entertainers, artisan and musicians like Mike Rogers, face painting, another doggy fashion show, mediations, Intuitives, massages, information, education, crafts, workshops, classes, and many local vendors.

The public is invited to bring drums, shakers, flutes, and other instruments, Hoops, and join organizers in “conjuring and sending out the energy of Peace unto the Universe as we close with a community Drum and dance Circle.”

Bring your love and most peaceful intentions.

For more information or to make a donation call 239-560-5224.

Source: SWFL In Support of Peace One Day