EHC Peace Pilgrim celebration
A statue of Peace Pilgrim is situated in Peace Pilgrim Park in Egg Harbor City. Originally an Egg Harbor City resident, Peace Pilgrim walked more than 25,000 miles for peace and was formerly known as Mildred Lisette Norman.
- If You Go
Friday, 7 p.m.: Yoga 100 and screening of film, "Peace Pilgrim: An American Sage," at Egg Harbor City Community School, 730 Havana Ave.
Saturday, 9 a.m.: 2-Mile Meditative Walk for Peace starting at Peace Pilgrim Park behind City Hall, 500 London Ave. (come early to register); film screening 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Potluck Picnic for Peace, noon to 4 p.m., with children's activities, drum circle, and more.
Sunday, 1 p.m.: Interfaith Spiritual Service, St. John's United Church of Christ, 307 London Ave.
Donate a gently-loved pair of shoes to help the needy at any of the events. Contact email@example.com or 609-965-5681.
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:20 pm
Nanette Galloway first heard about Egg Harbor City's Peace Pilgrim several years ago, when a statue of her was dedicated at the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica.
Now Galloway, of Egg Harbor City, volunteers with Peace Pilgrim 100, a local group of fans of the late peace advocate who are running the sixth annual Peace Pilgrim Celebration in Egg Harbor City, starting today and continuing through the weekend.
The events coincide with the United Nations International Day of Peace on Sept. 21.
Peace Pilgrim was born born Mildred Lisette Norman in Egg Harbor City in 1908. She spent 28 years walking back and forth across the country spreading her message of peace, and died in a car accident in 1981 while being driven to a speaking engagement.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:20 pm.