Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hundreds to Converge on Warren, MI., City Hall Thursday

When the saints go marching in. . .

Remember that tune by Louis Armstrong?

I do.

Trumpet and accordion will accompany those in procession with balloons, banners and international flags.

It will steer hundreds of families, among others, into the Warren City Hall June 19th at 4:45 pm when Mayor Jim Fouts welcomes the All-Faiths Festival, and more.

"The Star-Spangled Banner"  and "Ave Maria" will be sung by Maggie Rees-Baker.

"Amazing Grace" will be sung by Bob Gillenkirk, a blind man.

Felician Sister Mary Felicity, campus minister at Livonia Ladywood High School will say an opening prayer
after anniversary couples, and more, march into the atrium at the civic center of Michigan's second-largest city.

Jewish, Christian and Muslim Scriptures will be proclaimed.

Skits depicting humor, forgiveness, conflict resolving, and more will add to the festivities celebrating family at a time when its definition is enlarging.

It will be upbeat.

When the Saint Go Marching In.... will end the hour-long event after a benediction.

All are welcome.

I don't want to miss it.

Announcements will remind the crowd of a joint Belle Isle Picnic, Sunday, August 3rd from 12 noon, and, a Urban/Suburban Unity Walk, Thursday, Aug. 28th at 8 Mile/Van Dyke's Warren side into Detroit toward Outer Drive and Saint Lazarus Serbian Cathedral for a pot luck meal and program to bridge Detroit, and, step further into overcoming racism, lifting love.

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