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Friends of P.E.A.C.E.

Dear Editor:

This year P.E.A.C.E. (People Encouraging A Community Effort), sponsored the second biannual “Friday Night Block Party” on Aug. 8. With your generous donation we provided free lunches, cotton candy, sno-cones, carnival games, prizes and activities for the citizens of Uniontown. Although rain visited our event, it did not dampen our spirits. More than 100 children and adults visited Bailey Park to participate in this year’s festivities.

Without the donations of corporate and community sponsors, this event would not have been possible. The following lists the friends of P.E.A.C.E. Thank you for your support:

U.S. Air Force Technical Sgt. Mel Poborsly; Fayette County Drug and Alcohol Commission; Bruderhof Communities; Crime Victims’ Center; Big Brothers and Big Sisters; Salvation Army; Fayette County Community Action; The Boulevard; Trade Secrets; Penn State, Fayette Campus; Upper Room Inc.; Uniontown Eat ‘n Park; Sun Porch; Adrian’s Market; The State Theatre Center for the Arts; Slavic Printing; Pennsylvania American Water Co.; Pechin Shopping Village; Family Health Council Inc.; One Hour Martinizing; Wayne Port; Ellis Music Store; Neubauer’s Flower Shop; Bread of Life Tabernacle Church; and special thanks to the NAACP for sponsoring the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and to the city of Uniontown for the use of Bailey Park.

A note of thanks to our major funding sponsors: Suzzie Jo’s Beauty Salon, Abundant Life Church, Cook and Higinbotham attorneys-at-law, Midtown Foodland, Joseph Hardy and 84 Lumber.

A special thank you to Colleen Watson, Harold Bell, Michael Jones and the Parks and Recreation Team. Thank you for your continued support and tireless efforts toward the betterment of this community for the children of Uniontown.

Following the party, community donations continue to reach the city of Uniontown. Volunteers delivered more than 200 free lunches and bottled water to the residents of the Brierwood Acres Housing Community. P.E.A.C.E. volunteers also participated in the Community Outreach at Albright Park on Aug. 16.

Again, thank you for your generous gift. Remember that it is very important that we continue to unite as a community. May God continue to bless you as you bless others. Support peace, promote love, end hatred. See you in two years!

Gina Jones,

founder of P.E.A.C.E.,


Cheryl Duncan,

founder of P.E.A.C.E.,


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