Prayer March, Rally strives for all to have unity, togetherness, peace

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

A group of about 20 people gathered together at the City town square Saturday evening (June 13).

Their goal? To pray for peace, unity and togetherness during a time the nation fights for racial justice, COVID-19 and other hardships.

Charlie D. Haynes Jr., Commissioner Ward IV and co-organizer of the event, said he was happy to see the turnout. “I think (God’s) will’s being done today. When we started out (this evening), there was nobody here but three or four of us. All of the sudden we get more people,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if we have two or 25, it don’t matter to me. We can still give God glory and ask for peace and togetherness. This message will not only transition through Slaton itself, but even somebody in Lubbock might hear our

message and realize that yeah, we need peace.”

The group did a march around the square, quietly praying as they walked.

Each participant carried posters, all designed by Haynes, consisting of a circle of interlocked hands of people of all races, the event’s name, and then key words “Joining for Unity – Love – Peace – Prayer.”

Only the posters that Haynes designed were allowed at the Peach March and Rally to promote the positive points of the event.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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