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Strengthening ideals Zelienople Rotary holds World Peace Day event

September 21, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

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1,000 paper cranes that were created by the community as part of a memorial for rotary members Tom and Marie Grant, who died in 2020. Julia Maruca/Butler Eagle

ZELIENOPLE — The Zelienople Rotary held a World Peace Day ceremony at the park gazebo in the Community Park on West Beaver Street on Tuesday afternoon.

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on Sept. 21. The holiday was declared by the United Nations General Assembly to be devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

“We are excited to add this observance as an annual event in Zelienople,” John Avolio, club president, said in a statement. “Rotary Clubs throughout the world are committed to a focus of fostering peace and creating awareness of the need for conflict prevention and resolution.”

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