Friday, October 18, 2013
Mayor Bill Collins has proclaimed Sunday, October 20, as Stop the Violence Day.
“Whereas The Community Resource Center and many civic organizations are sponsoring a rally/family fun day dedicated to victims of murder...working with citizens to establish a safer community, increase public awareness of violence and promote unity...crime and violence negatively impact the economic and social welfare of citizens...citizens deserve to live in a safer community free of fear...” the mayor in recognition of the partnerships between advocates, organizations and officials made the day official.
The proclamation urges all citizens to participate in the day’s activities.
Dorchester District Two has agreed to ask principals at Alston Middle and Summerville Elementary to post information about the rally on the marquees outside the respective schools.
Further, the district has let all its staff and PTA presidents know about the rally should they want to take part as individuals.
The district will also give the Community Resource Center brochures about bullying and Red Ribbon Drug and Alcohol Awareness information to hand out.
The rally begins at 2 p.m. with a march leaving from Club NV 1010 West 5th North Street (Hwy 78) and culminates at Wassamassaw Park where the rally will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. The route takes the march through Robynwyn where the young men lived.
Sponsors of the event include Summerville Fire Department, Lowcountry Black Historical Society, Club NV, Rock of Faith Baptist Church, Aaron Robinson, Tri-County Bikers, Dark Riders Motocycle Club, Gospel DJ Leroy Jones, L & M Convenience Store, Matt’s Barbershop, B & H Banquet Hall, Robynwyn Palmetto Civic Association, Community Resource Center, People to People Plus, McMichael’s Groceries and Greater New Bethel Sounds of Praise.