PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2014 — State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams will be joined by Anton Moore, local public officials and youth members of the Juvenile Justice Services Center and St. Gabriel’s Hall at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, for the dedication of the Smith Playground mural, called “Tolerance.”

The ceremony will be a part of Sen. Williams’ next “Summer of Peace 2014” event.

“Summer of Peace” is designed to teach children about alternatives to violence. It incorporates fun activities and consistent messaging to educate participants as they dance, play, and compete in “Summer of Peace” events.

The new Smith Playground mural will be part of the city’s Mural Arts Program.

State Rep. Jordan Harris and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson will join Sen. Williams for the dedication ceremony, as will Anton Moore from Unity in the Community in South Philadelphia.

Before the dedication ceremony begins, exhibition basketball games will tip off at 10 a.m. and children will be able to enjoy the playground’s recreational water sprinkler, plus face painting, arts & crafts, performances by local talent, music, and moonbounces.

Food service will begin at noon, and include grilled hot dogs, chips, popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and water.

Media coverage is encouraged.

WHO:           Sen. Anthony H. Williams, Rep. Jordan Harris, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Anton Moore, Mural Arts program, Juvenile Justice Service Center, St. Gabriel’s Hall to dedicate Smith Playground mural, continue “Summer of Peace 2014”

WHEN:         10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, with the mural dedication at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:       Smith Playground, 2100 S. 24th St., Philadelphia


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