Boone celebrates Day of Peace
by Anna Oakes
Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson
has proclaimed Friday, Sept. 21, as International Day of Peace, and several activities are taking
place to commemorate the worldwide observance.
the United Nations proclaimed the International Day of Peace be ‘devoted to commemorating
and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples,’”
reads the mayor’s proclamation. “There is growing support within our city for the
observance of the International Day of Peace, which affirms a vision of our world at
The Mountain Peacemakers will hold several events
in conjunction with the Day of Peace, beginning with yoga at the Watauga Public Library lawn at 11
a.m. Friday. At noon, Robert Roskind will host a moment of silence on the library lawn.
From 1 to 3 p.m., Green Mother Goods on King Street will host Peace Talks.
Topics include abolition of modern day slavery, peaceful purchasing and sustainable food for a
From 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Elkland Art Center
invites you to participate in the Peace Flag Community Art Project in the Watauga Public Library
The annual Peace Day Parade departs the library at 4 p.m. Gather for assembly at 3:45 p.m.
African drumming and dance with
Sherone Price takes place at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts from 6 to 7 p.m.
Our Daily Bread and Hob Knob Farm Café will host “Beers for Peace,” where patrons can donate toward this year’s parade.