May 18, 2022 Live from the road

Bellevue - Edmonds

Reported by Rupasi Young 2.0 mi

City of Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson join's the team at Ardmore Park in Bellevue for the run to Ardmore Elementary School. Mayor Robinson spoke about the cultural and ethnic diversity of the city she represents. A bit like a global village.

Just before leaving Ardmore Park...

Welcome Peace Runners and Mayor Robinson!

A few words from Mayor Robinson to the students of Ardmore Elementary School... Thank you Mayor Robinson for joining us!

In spite of the misty weather, the students are eager to play games and learn songs...

The World Harmony Run song, including actions...

The teachers have a chance to run too, cheered on by the students!

Principal Brenda Arroyo says a few last words to the students before the program finishes up,

Thank you Ardmore Elementary School!

And thank you Kai for giving us a good send off!

The next stop is the Joel Smilow Rainier Boys and Girls Club in Seattle.

A moment of silence...

This boy chooses the correct country of our teammate Olivia from Mexico.

We are the oneness and fulness of tomorrows sun! Actions of the song by a young and enthusiastic person.

Sigrid Batara receives the Torch-Bearer Award. For over 30 years, she had dedicated her life to the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County. Countless lives have been changed for the better because of her life and selfless work. There is no more worthy Torch-Bearer recipient than Sigrid.

Sigrid shares her hearftfelt thanks. We are so grateful to her for the opportunity to know her and to appreciate her selfless life.

Next stop is Edmonds. Running along the waterfront is a blustery thrill. Windy and sunny beautiful.

Hello! from the Edmonds Boys and Girls Club.

This girl correctly guesses teammate Stutisheel's country from the clues he gives, Ukraine.

Goodbye until next time Boys and Girls Club.

The team arrives at the Centennial Plaza in Edmonds, just outside of City Hall for our final event of the day.

We are pleased to share the Torch-Bearer Award to with Donnie Griffin, founder of the Lift Every Voice Legacy.

Donnie encouraged more peace lovers to 'come to the table'.

Mike Rosen also received the Torch-Bearer Award for his dedicated service to Edmonds and the Peace Run.

The team celebrates Edmonds City Council President Vivian Olson on her birthday. Of Donnie, Vivian remarked, "I know of no one else who better personifies peace and justice, gives hope and sets a high path".

Birthday cake and friendship.

Thank you Edmonds!

And thank you Aparagita, our local coordinator for your excellence.

A perfect ending to a perfect day

Torch carried by
Aparajita Fishman (United States), Bishwas Polissar (United States), Dhavala Stott (Great Britain), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Oliveria Lopez (France), Rupasi Young (United States), Samahita Bender (Germany), Stutisheel Lebedev (Ukraine).  
Aparajita Fishman
The torch has travelled 2.0 mi from Bellevue to Edmonds.

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