Peace Pole going in at Kelsey Scott Park

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 16, 2011

The Covenant Community Connection will plant the fifth peace pole in Rowan County Saturday during Let’s Get Connected Day at Kelsey Scott Park.
With the theme “Just Imagine…A World at Peace,” the festival of faith will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performances will include the Community Choir under the direction of Dr. Phillip Burgess and the Drum and Dance team from Salisbury High School under the direction of Sakinah Riley.
A sub-group of the Salisbury Rowan Human Relations Council, the Covenant Community Connection is sponsoring the eight annual Let’s Get Connected Day.
The event will feature presentations of art and essay contest winners, as well as free hot dogs and hamburgers. The highlight of the celebration is the Circle of Prayer at noon.
Kelsey Scott Park is located at 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Everyone is welcome.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

Peace poles

Each pole displays “May peace prevail on Earth” in eight different languages

2007 City Park
English, Chinese, Spanish, Cherokee, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Swahili

2008 Bell Tower Park
English, German, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Hmong, Croatian, Bosnian, Zulu

2009 Dan Nicholas Park
English, Spanish, Greek, Korean, Japanese, French, Italian, Wolof

2010 Sloan Park
English, Gaelic, Dari, Russian, Creole, Catawba, Philipino, Swahili

2011 Kelsey Scott Park
English, Spanish, Hawaiian, Thai, Laotian, Arabic, Fanti, Sinhala