Our first day in South Carolina started at the Indian Land Rotary Club
The rotarians welcomed us, and shared with us their wishes for peace
President Garrett Strader recieves our Certificate of Appreciation
Thank you Indian Land Rotary
Our next stop was Children's School at Sylvia Circle. Here the school's running club joins the girls' team for the run into the school
our team had to sprint to keep up with them
We were welcomed by the whole school cheering for us!
The school's running team with the torch
The school children read out their poems about peace.
"What is peace to you? Is peace when people are quiet? Or is it when people get along? Whatever peace is to you, you need to spread it. You can spread it by smiling or even just complementing someone. Its as easy as that. If more people are nice to each other the world would be a better place." (read by Catherine Oliver)
and sang the song "Count on me" for us
Russian girls performing "Kalinka Malinka" as part of the country guessing game
Arpan playing the harmonica for kids
Winnsboro Rotary Club warmly invited us to their afternoon meeting.
The team introduces themselves and shares the stories of their experiences of the run
The rotarians made their wishes for peace
Thank you to President Vernon Kennedy
We were presented with t-shirts from the weekend 5 km run
Thank you to Winnsboro Rotary
The men's team start their afternoon running towards Columbia, SC. South Carolina state motto: "While I breathe, I hope".
We experienced high humidity (89%) and kept our water bottles filled.
Our mens team were delighted to be accomodated for the evening at the beautiful Marriot Coutyard in Columbia. Sadly we mislaid our photo of the team at the hotel, so instead we are showing how nice their room was!
Torch carried by Abhejali Bernardová(CZ),
The torch has travelled
from Charlotte, NC to Columbia, SC.