06/17/08 — Group announces prayer walk

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Group announces prayer walk

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on June 17, 2008 1:46 PM

Members of the STOP the Funeral Initiative appeared before the Goldsboro City Council Monday night and the Wayne County Board of Commissioners today to drum up support for a prayer walk to be held July 12 at Fairview Park.

The second annual walk is intended to draw attention to the need for the community to come together to stop the violence that has taken the lives of too many people.

The Rev. Dr. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, presented the program to both elected bodies as well as at a press conference at city hall prior to the council's meeting.

The walk will start at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to wear STOP the Funeral T-shirts that can be bought ahead of time for $12 and on the day of the walk for $15. To order a shirt, visit the STOP the Funeral Office at 2105 N. William St.

Walkers will gather at 7:30 a.m. for a time of praise, music and a slide show, with the walk immediately following. People with disabilities or other special needs should contact the STOP office.

Volunteers from area churches are urged to call 581-9178 or 735-9059 to find out how they can help. More than 40 churches are expected to be involved.