Monday, September 21, 2015

[UPDATE] Peace Pole Dedication at Lake Worth City Hall TODAY (Sunday, September 20)

UPDATE: Below is a picture of the very well-attended event. Check back later for videos and more pictures of this wonderful event here in Lake Worth.
Below is the original blog post promoting the event:

A press release from the City of Lake Worth CRA:

     "The City of Lake Worth and the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) have partnered with the Rotary Club of Lake Worth in support of the Lake Worth Rotary Peace Initiative by providing a place for a Peace Pole to be installed in front of the Lake Worth City Hall. With the installation of the Peace Pole, Lake Worth will be designated as a World Peace Community.
     We will be celebrating this designation with an event at City Hall on World Peace Day, Sunday September 20, 2015. During this event, the Peace Pole will be dedicated, leaders will make inspiring speeches, sponsoring business partners will be recognized and student peace awards will be presented.
     The Lake Worth Rotary Club is proud of our City and committed to continuing to serve it as we have for the past 87 years."

Here is more from the City's website:  
     The Peace Pole dedication will take place in front of City Hall on Sunday, September 20 at 4:00 pm. During the ceremony, State Senator Jeff Clemens will present a Peace Proclamation to Mayor Pam Triolo stating that Lake Worth is a World Peace City. Students from Lake Worth High School Chorus will perform the Peace Song, and Lake Worth ROTC Color Guard will offer the Presentation of the Colors.
You can read about the origin of peace poles here in Wikipedia. An excerpt from the article:
     Perhaps the world's largest Peace Pole, at 52 feet (16 m), is located in Janesville, Wisconsin at the site of a KKK rally. The initial inspiration for planting Peace Poles often is as a response to a local issue like a KKK rally. Another of the largest Peace Poles in the world, as measured in tons, is the granite Peace Pole in Beech Acres Park near Cincinnati, Ohio. The original inspiration for it was hate literature left in the driveways of Jewish residents.
Lake Worth City Hall is located at 7 North Dixie Hwy. Hope to see you there.