Parade For Peace

Parade For Peace (North Philly Aztecs) 2004 Pop Warner Super Bowl Champions For Immediate Release:Updated Info The “Save Our Children” Campaign in conjunction with P.A.P.A. (People Achieving Positive Attitudes, Inc.) invite you to the 1st Annual Family Fun Day & Bike Fest, which will be held at South Philadelphia H.S. (parking lot) on Saturday, August 6, 2005. The day’s events will be kicked off by the “Parade For Peace” honoring the North Philly Aztecs (www.northphilaaztecs.com). It will be led by 16 year-old Michael Yancy and 12 year-old Ebony Smith. The caravan will leave Broad & Tioga Street at 10:00a.m. SHARP and head south on Broad Street. Once it arrives at City Hall, there will be a Peace Rally from 12:00-12:30pm honoring the lives of 21 year-old Asia Adams (West Chester University student murdered in her Germantown home in November 2004); Deanna Wright-McIntosh (15 year-old Penn Wood High School student whose body was found burned in a 50 gallon drum in West Philly in December 2004); San-Dee King (24 year-old who was murdered in her Frankford apartment in January 2005); Javon Connor (18 year-old Southern High School student found murdered in North Philly row house in February 2005) and Kayla Peters (15 year-old killed by hit-and-run driver on Ridge Avenue in June 2005). At 1:00pm, the procession will continue south on Broad Street & end at Broad & Snyder Ave. You may drive in the procession if desired. Drill teams and marching bands will join the parade at different points throughout the march; we do not encourage participants to walk this entire route. If you are on public transportation, please join us at City Hall. The Cookout & Bike Fest will be from 2:00-6:00pm. It includes a fashion show by Philly Native Clothing Company (www.phillynative.com), a community dialogue forum, youth Rap Session and topped off by the “Stop the Violence” concert, featuring The Chestnut Brothers with UGO (Urban Guerilla Orchestra), 2 Hot 2 Handle, along with special surprise guests. There will be free food available, but we want everyone to bring your grilles, blankets and volleyballs, so we can turn this thing into one BIG Family Affair. So, come on out to this FREE event and help celebrate the accomplishments of our “Little Heroes.” They fought through adversity to bring our city its first championship in 21 years!!!! We are asking ALL citywide drill and step teams to participate in this parade. If you are an organization or individual that would like to participate in this monumental event, please feel free to contact Abdul Chestnut (event coordinator) at 267.974.3388 or (www.chestnutbrothers.com). If you would like to make a donation or volunteer, contact Darlene Chatman-Cummings at 267.253.3862 or (www.u24papa.org.

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