MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The members of Unity Baptist Tabernacle will take to the streets of Mount Vernon, N.Y., on June 27 for its annual march and rally.
“We March and Rally for Mount Vernon” will begin with a rally at 10 a.m. on June 27 at Mount Vernon City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Sq., before a march to Unity Baptist Tabernacle, 101 S. 2nd Ave, Mount Vernon, for a block party.
Elected officials, members of the clergy and residents will take part in the event that annually seeks to raise consciousness regarding issues that impact the community. The rally focuses on social justice, economic empowerment and community service and what positive solutions can be taken to improve them in Mount Vernon.
“We are marching for Mount Vernon not against anyone. This is an opportunity for us to come together in a public way to face up to our problems and find solutions," said Westchester County Legislator Lyndon Williams in a statement. “There are challenges that need to be addressed. As a community, we should deal with challenges so that we make Mount Vernon better for the future.”
Among the honorees in attendance will include Henry Wilson of Mount Vernon’s Youth Community Outreach Program and Rev. Hugh Farris of Bowen Memorial Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, as well as, Heather Mumphrey, Director of All-Star Cheerleaders, and the Mount Vernon Fire Department.
After the rally, the group will march through the streets of Mount Vernon to Unity Baptist Tabernacle for a block party. There will be voter registration opportunities, a job fair and comedians and choirs for entertainment. Food, children’s games and a host of community vendors will also be part of the afternoon.
For more information, contact Unity Baptist Tabernacle at (914) 664-1097.
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