Celebration of Peace Block Party to be held September 24th
September 15, 2022, Midland, MI. – Creative 360 and Nonviolent Peaceforce Midland Chapter (NPMC) are partnering to host A Midland Celebration of Peace at the Creative 360 Bayliss Street location on Saturday, September 24th. The block party style event will take place from 2-5 pm and admission is free.
“We wanted to bring our community together to recognize Midland being named an International City of Peace as well as to celebrate International Peace Day, which happens on September 21st,” said Judy Timmons, one of the event organizers. “This will be a fun-filled family oriented party where we can celebrate all of the wonderful qualities that led to Midland being named an International City of Peace.”
City Council person Diana Wilhelm Brown will be at the event to read the City of Peace Day in Midland Resolution and members of NPMC will share information about how Midlanders can work to create peace in our community. There will be music, dancing, food trucks, games, crafts, and face painting as well as prizes for the most impactful peace-making ideas. Leopard Print Books will be onsite with a specially curated collection of books recommended by NPMC.
The event also kicks off Midland Neighboring Week. Representatives from the Midland County Cultural Awareness Coalition, The Breaking Bread Village, and other local non-profits will be on site to share information about how their organizations are contributing to peace making in the community.
“Creative 360 was very happy to provide the venue for this important celebration,” remarked director Laura Vosejpka. “Our core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect, and community are important components of building a nonviolent and peace-centered community. And it is such a perfect kickoff to Neighboring Week – neighboring is the first step in creating an inclusive City of Peace!”
The event is sponsored by NPMC, Midland Rotary, and Creative 360. All activities are free and the venue is fully accessible. Contact Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 if you need more information.