By Robert Noles
Apostle Carolyn Morton lead the annual ‘Community Nonviolence Peace Walk’ Saturday in the Samford Community. The Christian Care Ministries’ annual event is held to promote peace and an end to violence within the Samford community and Opelika.
The event started with a prayer, then the group assembled and marched throughout the Samford community advocating peace instead of violence using a bullhorn for announcements as they marched. The group also carried banners and homemade signs promoting their mission to take a stand against violence.
During the walk participants were greeted by others holding signs advocating putting an end to violence
Alabama Rep. Jeremy Gray, Opelika Councilwoman Tiffany Gibson-Pitts, Opelika Housing Authority Executive Director Matthew McClammey, the Opelika Fire Department and several first responders all attended the event.
Following the walk, lunch was served and the fire department was presented with awards for their support of the community.
Children in attendence were given information on how to deal with violence, bullying and more.