Saturday, August 13, 2011

Saturday, August 13th will be a day to remember...."Speak Peace Rally & NWWNA Annual Picnic"

Saturday, August 13th at the West Willow Park on Tyler Road, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office - Street Outreach Team, along with the New West Willow Neighborhood Association with host a "Speak Peace Rally" and our 9th annual Neighborhood Picnic.

The event will take place from 10AM-4PM, with engaging activities occurring throughout the day, including:

  • A 45-minute "Peace Walk" throughout our beautiful West Willow Neighborhood beginning at 10:30AM, with a meet up at the West Willow Park.

  • Returning back to the park to listen to a number of guest speakers at 11:30 AM, including community leaders, officials and members of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office "Street Outreach Team", our NWWNA President Angela Barbash and more.

  • Memorial balloon release following the speakers, to celebrate life and honor those who are no longer with us around 12:15 PM.

  • Local non-profit and other organizations including St. Joseph Hospital - Free Mammograms and University of Michigan Hospitals - Free health clinic, Ozone House- Mentoring/crisis management program for teens, Girls on the Run-Tutoring program and Ann Arbor Dispute Resolution Center and Art in the Park-Arts Engagement Program, with booths to visit starting around 12:30 PM.

  • A picnic hosted by the New West Willow Neighborhood Association starting at 1:00 PM, along with the "Ballin' in the Willow" 3-on-3 basketball finals and awards ceremony, during the afternoon. 

  • An interactive graffiti art demonstration, comedy & step show beginning around 3:00 PM

  • A wrap of to the days events with a Neighborhood pledge to end violence and plaque ceremony around 4:00PM.

Ann's writer Tom Perkins wrote a nice piece in the local newspaper about Saturday's "Speak Peace Rally". Feel free to read his piece at the following link.

We're looking forward to seeing our great neighbors out at the park!

NWWNA Executive and Advisory Board Members

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