Prayer Walk Against Violence Planned Downtown on Friday

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

CORRECTION: This article had Brenda Sawyer's last name wrong. I apologize for the error. -JT

Members of the McKeesport unit of the NAACP will hold a prayer walk through Downtown on Friday evening to highlight the need for peace and an end to violence.

Brenda Sawyer, unit president, said all faiths and races are welcome to participate in the walk, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the McKees Point Marina and continue up Fifth Avenue to McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, then return.

"I'm emphasizing this is a prayer walk and not a protest of any kind," Sawyer said. It's the first prayer walk organized by the McKeesport NAACP in recent memory, she said.

People who are unable for health reasons to participate in the walk are invited to follow in their cars, she said.

McKeesport police will provide an escort for marchers, Sawyer said.

Originally published July 05, 2018.

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