We ran to the Dedham Community House where we gave a presentation to a summer camp of a few dozen kids, which will expand to over 200 next week when the schools are out. For this gathering, there were almost more camp counselors than kids!
Feeling peace in your heart.
Can you guess which country Suhasini is from?
The movements to the World Harmony Run song.
Our first skit was met with mixed reactions, but got lots of laughs!
Our second skit made it quite clear what a peaceful way to live one's life can be.
Making a wish for Peace.
Arpan started the "Peace Train" with his mouth harp train whistle. The first lap was very slow and controlled, complete with bridges.
The kids still had energy and eagerness to keep running, so we recruited a spry camp counsellor to outrun the kids and wear them out.
Many of the cousellors are college students who spend their summer with the younger kids at the day camp.
Part of our team was welcomed in Walpole MA by School Superintendent Dr. Bridget Gough, as well as town administrator Jim Johnson along with other school and city officials. This group really impressed us with their enthusiasm about meeting the Peace Run and their love and dedication to Walpole. They are all wholeheartedly dedicated to serving their community and proud of their town.
Oliveria on the road.
Peace Torch, Peace Ice Cream.
Thank you to Orelia (Mananya's mom) for hosting part of our team!
Piper took a liking to our runner while her owner Sarah held the torch.
Pavaka kept trying to jump the double lines in the middle of the street. Once he was successful we were able to get him to commit to one side and continue running.
Big thanks to Kabob and Curry restaurant for dinner in Providence! It was delicious!!
Thank you, officer!
Torch carried by Arpan DeAngelo(United States),
Devendra Cheatham(United States),
Harita Davies(New Zealand),
Natabara Rollosson(United States),
Santiva Morrison(United States),
Virangini Afzal(United States).
The torch has travelled
from Boston to Providence.