Call for art, poetry about peace to celebrate Let’s Get Connected Day

  • Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:08 a.m.

SALISBURY — The Covenant Community Connection will host the 10th Annual Let’s Get Connected Day — “One Planet. One Human Family. One Community” — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at the Frank B. Tadlock South Rowan Library in China Grove.

The event will mark the dedication of the seventh peace pole in Rowan County.

Let’s Get Connected Day invites middle- and high-school students in Rowan County to submit art and poetry entries inspired by this year’s theme. Entries should include name and contact information and may be dropped off at the South Rowan Library or emailed to by May 6.

Winners will receive a cash prize and be on display at the event.

The public is invited to join Covenant Community Connection on Let’s Get Connected Day for a multicultural prayer circle, dedication of the peace pole, liturgical dance and music, activities and lunch.

Performances include “Praise in Motion” Liturgical Dancers from Sandy Ridge A.M.E.Z. Church in Landis and students from Jesse Carson High School.

The event is sponsored by Food Lion, Cheerwine and Salisbury PFLAG.

This year, the pole’s message, “May peace prevail on Earth,” is inscribed in Braille, Cherokee, English, Malay-Indonesian, Punjabi, Romanian, Scottish and Tibetan. Six peace poles have been dedicated in Rowan County since 2007, including poles at City Park, Bell Tower Park, Dan Nicholas Park, Sloan Park, Kelsey Scott Park and Ellis Park.

The peace pole project was started by the World Peace Society in 1955 in Japan. More than 200,000 peace poles have been dedicated in over 190 countries around the world.

Covenant Community Connection is a subgroup of the Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council whose mission is to create an environment of hospitality, inclusiveness, acceptance and appreciation of the diversity of all people.

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