Mount Dorans will come together this Saturday for a “Peace, Love and Unity Walk.” The public is invited to attend this peaceful grassroots event organized by a diverse group of local residents. City Councilmember Crissy Stile, downtown business owner Henry Ollendick, and Pastor Bobby Rowe of Saving Faith Baptist Church in Mount Dora collaborated on the effort.
“Instead of a protest demonstration, we chose to have a peaceful unity walk in support of equality for all,” said Stile.
Mount Dora Police Chief Robert Bell and other officers will be joining in the walk to show their support of equality.
“The goal of this walk is to start the healing process of us coming together in love, peace and unity,” said Rowe, who is active in the city's Northeast Community and attended Mount Dora Middle School and Mount Dora High School.
The walk will begin at 10 a.m. on June 6 at the intersection of Donnelly Street and Jackson Avenue across from the Pine Woods Cemetery. The short route will feature a brief stop for prayer and comments before the walk finishes back at its starting point. Participants can park in the Church of Christ parking lot at 1801 N. Donnelly Street or along the side streets.
Stile said she hopes that other City officials and downtown business owners will join residents in the walk. She advises participants to maintain appropriate social distancing due to COVID-19 concerns. For additional information, please contact Crissy Stile at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-735-1950.
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