Smiths Station Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland and members of the Smiths Station City Council, along with a contingent of local African American figures and leaders, will participate in a Peace Walk on Thursday, June 4 beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
The walk will begin at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (784 Lee Road 298) and end in front of the flagpoles at the Smiths Station Government Center (2336 Lee Road 430). Once all walkers have assembled, there will be thoughts and prayers offered for peace and unity in our city, county, and country.
“Our community came together last year after the March 3 tornadoes, and we need to come together now as a city and community to take a stand against racism and division, because the recent acts of violence that have occurred in our country are not reflective of the beliefs and values that we hold here in Smiths Station,” Copeland said. “We want to show that we are a united front, regardless of our gender, race, or sexual orientation.”
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, walkers are encouraged to wear a mask, but they are not mandatory. There will be masks available for those who wish to wear them during the walk.
Following the event, transportation back to Mount Olive will be available for walkers.