TROY ROTARIANS TO PARTICIPATE IN 2ND ANNUAL PEACE HEROES WALK
August 26, 2016
Members of the Troy Rotary Club will once again join with residents from across the Miami Valley to participate in the upcoming 2016 Dayton Peace Heroes™ Walk Around the World. The event will take place at 2 PM on Sunday, September 11, 2016, at the RiverScape MetroPark, 237 East Monument Street in Dayton. Troy club members will honor Rotary International founder, Paul Harris (1868-1947), and the Rotary Club of Dayton for all their work in promoting peace literacy (i.e., the art of living peacefully). The event this year will be followed by a performance offered in collaboration with WYSO’s Community Concert series at 3 PM in the adjacent RiverScape Pavilion. The performance is free and open to the public.
In its second year, the family-friendly walk is designed to promote peace literacy and commemorate area peace heroes. These heroes are everyday people who accept risk and succeed in making the world a less violent and more just place in which to live. For the inaugural walk in 2015, the Troy club nominated Shane Carter, Troy Rotarian and executive director of the Lincoln Community Center, as its peace hero. The excitement of the event continues to grow as other area Rotary clubs plan to participate this year. The Dayton walk offers three different distances for participants: 0.8 miles, 1.4 miles and 1.8 miles. To learn more about the Peace Heroes™ Walk Around the World or to sign up to participate, visit http://peaceheroeswalk.org/9-11-community-events-day-walk-2/. To make a tax deductible donation, visit https://ssl.charityweb.net/peaceheroeswalk/miamivalley/paulharristroyrotary.htm.
Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually. During the 2015-16 Rotary year, over $23,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, Rotary’s annual Shoe Project, academic and community service scholarships, and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club.
Tags: Troy, Rotary, Paul Harris Fellows, Jill Wilson, John Haller