SIDEWALK CHALK FESTIVAL CELEBRATES PEACE
- Date: September 17, 2013 PIO Number: 13-9-20
The Broward Sheriff’s Office will encourage kids to draw out their feelings about peace and nonviolence in chalk during the Dare2Care/Chalk4Peace event.
2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2013
C.W. Thomas Park
800 N.W. 2 St., Dania Beach
BSO school resource deputies and community policing units have engaged students from Collins Middle School and Olsen Middle School in Dania Beach to participate in the Dare2Care/Chalk4Peace event.
The Chalk4Peace is a sidewalk chalk painting festival which happens worldwide every September. It is a way to spread messages of inspiration and visions for a more peaceful community. The idea is to express messages of peace, tolerance and anti-bullying with plain, old sidewalk chalk on sidewalks, driveways and parking lots.
The art project will take place on the C.W. Thomas Park’s basketball courts. Seventy-five children are expected to attend. This powerful and moving event will include several students reading essays about why they think peace is important. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue will be participating.
THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter/PIO 9/17/2013 11:00