Plans for a stop the violence rally will be finalized at a community meeting Monday night.
Lisa Fambro of the Fairmont Community said the rally entitled One Community, One Sound, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Aug., 22. The final planning will be Monday, starting at 5:30 p.m., at 223 Kentucky Ave.
The rally will start with a march through Fairmont, Queen Hill and back to Kentucky Avenue, Fambro said. She explained “One Community, One Sound,” saying, “we’re all in Spalding County, and it will take all of us get it together, to make it happen.”
The rally is a program to take the streets back from gang violence. Denise Sierra proposed the peace walk and rally to take the neighborhood back from the gang violence. Her son was killed in 2013, shot in the head after walking away from a fight.
Tentative plans which will be finalized at Monday’s meeting, include the march, as well as information tents on various services available from GED, jobs training, community organizations, Scouts, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, neighborhood watch, law enforcement, as well as a DJ with live music and food, most likely hot dogs, water and shaved ice.
After the first event, the goal is to have similar events in other parts of the city, going from community to community.
Anyone with ideas or suggestions for the event is asked to call Lisa Fambro at 770-880-8681, Denise Sierra at 678-914-6169 or David Dodd at 770-364-7880.
Griffin Daily News