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Zachary Community Peace Gathering

Posted by zachary on July 22, 2016

Zachary Community Peace Gathering

“Let Zachary be that city upon a hill whose beacon will shine through good times and bad.”

The City of Zachary has partnered with the Zachary Rotary Club in a new community initiative to promote peace, love and unity within the community.  The “Let Peace Begin With ME” gathering will be held on Thursday, August 4th at 6 p.m. at the Zachary Youth Park High School Baseball Field, located at 1650 Mt. Pleasant Road.  Area pastors and clergy are invited to speak at this event in an effort to spread their message and ideas on how we can prevent violence and cultivate peace in our fragile world. 

This community initiative is the brainchild of City of Zachary employee, Chris Davezac, who felt the need to take a stand after the Baton Rouge shooting tragedy on Sunday, July 17.  Mayor David Amrhein said, “This peace gathering is being held to make sure that we are doing positive things in our community, and if we can save just one child by coming together in an effort to prevent violence and promote change, then my job as the leader of this city will be fulfilled.”  When called upon, Brandon Noel, President of the Zachary Rotary Club felt it was a perfect fit for the Rotarians to sponsor this event, since an integral part of the Rotary motto is to promote peace and offer conflict prevention and resolution.  “If we strive to work together for peace, and help one another in our community, I think we can continue to make this a great place to live and raise our families,” says Brandon Noel.

We encourage all citizens to attend this gathering as we come together as a community focusing on positive ways to promote peace, making a personal commitment to nonviolence.  “Let Peace Begin With ME” wristbands will be available for purchase at this event.  All proceeds from the wristbands will go directly to the children of the slain Baton Rouge Police officers. 

As a pastor or clergy, if you are interested in speaking to the community, please email Sharon Phillips at