Fundraiser aims to support Non-Violence Week

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A spaghetti-dinner fundraiser on Sunday aimed to raise money for Non-Violence Week coming up in October.

The community came out to the United Methodist Church in Youngstown to show their support.

The Non-Violence Parade Committee is trying to raise funds to put up a billboard on Market Street to get the word out about Non-Violence Week, the one week in the year when people are asked to focus on the principles of non-violence.

This year, it will run Oct. 6 through 12.

“The billboard would simply display the fact that this week, the first week in October, is Non-Violence Week and that the parade will be downtown at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6,” said Penny Wells of the Non-Violence Parade Committee.

This year is really significant. In July, Gov. John Kasich signed a bill into law recognizing Non-Violence Week across the state.


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