Stop the Violence parade happening in Macon this weekend
The annual Stop the Violence parade will happen Saturday after being canceled last year.
MACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — The annual Stop the Violence parade will happen Saturday after being canceled last year.
According to organizers, the goal is to promote anti-violence, peace and unity.
Pastor Robert W. Hunnicutt and Queen N. Hayes from Covenant Life Cathedral say they just want everyone to take part in the event.
Local churches, organizations, businesses, individuals, law enforcement and other government officials will all be present. They will be praying for the city and everyone who lives in the area.
“We reached out not just to our city or to our community, but to let everybody know, how do we stop the violence, let’s give them hope, we must have hope to be able to do something with the conflict of the violence,” Pastor Hunnicutt said.
Hayes says the parade came to her from a vision, and she just wants the whole community to take part.
If you are looking to attend, everyone will be meeting at the Burlington parking lot on Bloomfield Road at 8 a.m.. The parade will start at 9 a.m., traveling down Bloomfield Road and ending at Covenant Life Cathedral.
This year’s grand marshal is Bibb County Sheriff David Davis.