By: Angela Semeta
Boy does time FLY when you’re having fun! Before you know it the kids will be back to school, but there is still time to get in some excitement for the family that won’t break the bank and won’t empty your gas tank! I’m keeping it local, as promised, and have some pretty amazing ways for you to get involved in the community.
I’ll begin with Brockton’s Second Annual Peace March & Unity Festival. Last year, my 6-year-old daughter and I were proud to march for peace here in our city. Hundreds of people showed up with signs in hand featuring photos of loved ones lost, peace signs, and balloons for a release. We chanted through the streets “We want peace on Brockton streets!” It was monumental! I tell you, I was proud to march with my community, but even more so to have my daughter march beside me. I could tell she was proud to hold her sign and march as well.
This year, the Second Annual Peace March & Unity Festival will be held on August 2nd. It will begin at noon at the Arnone School at 135 Belmont Street Brockton, MA. The event will feature music, poetry, community service awards and face painting, as well as a balloon release for loved ones lost. There will also be local vendors on hand and a chance to meet local law enforcement and members of your community.
Another fantastic and free way to entertain the family is to come check out Fuller Craft Museum located at 455 Oak Street Brockton, MA. Come celebrate Free Fun Friday’s on Friday August 8th, 2014 from 10am to 5pm as part of the 10-week summer program presented by the Highland Street Foundation. The event will feature crafts and activities for children and adults including wood turning, weaving, and storytelling.
Lastly, come check out Movies At The Mall. Every Tuesday for the remaining month of August/school vacation, Westgate Mall here in Brockton will feature a film at 11am in the children’s play area. Events will take place Tuesday, August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.