|Danville, Centre and "Heart of Kentucky"
United Way commemorate 9-11
RELEASED: Sept. 5, 2002
DANVILLE, KYThe City of Danville is planning a full day of activities on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Photos.
Classes at Centre and public schools in Danville and Boyle County will be in session on Sept. 11, and students will observe two moments of silence during the school day. The first will be at 8:46 a.m., which is the time the first airplane crashed into New York's World Trade Center during last year's terrorist attacks. The second moment of silence will be at 10:30 a.m., the time when the second World Trade Center tower collapsed. New York City and many other cities throughout the nation will also observe moments of silence at these times.
Other events include:
* A United Way "Day of Caring" kickoff at Millennium Park. The kickoff, starting at 7:30 a.m., will be followed with volunteer activities coordinated by the United Way. More than 330 people have signed up to participate. From noon to 1:30 p.m. there will be a "Day of Caring" luncheon and patriotic program at the park. The Danville Children's Choir is slated to sing during the luncheon, and there will be a speaker. Community volunteers will also be recognized. Luncheon seating is limited, so call the United Way's Janie Pass at 238-6986 for more information.
* A panel discussion, "Reflections from New York," with thoughts from those who worked and volunteered in New York City following Sept. 11 will be held at 4 p.m. in Centre's Weisiger Theatre. Panelists will include Richard Stallings and Nancy Ross-Stallings. They are anthropologists with the United States Public Health Service who worked at the World Trade Center site following Sept. 11. Ann Hamlin, of Stith Funeral Home of Danville, will also be a panel member. She volunteered at the Medical Examiner's Office in New York City last year.
* The City of Danville will hold a Patriotic Commemoration at Weisiger Square in downtown Danville starting at 6 p.m. The event is coordinated by the Danville Police and Fire departments and will include patriotic songs performed by April Hunt and Barry Harmon. Speakers for the event will include Danville Mayor Alex Stevens, County Judge Executive Tony Wilder, Police Chief Jeff Peek and Ann Hamlin.
* A "Service of Remembrance and Hope," sponsored by the Ministerial Association, will take place at Centre's Newlin Hall at 7:15 p.m. This Christian worship service will feature the combined choirs of numerous Danville churches. Singers from the Centre community and the Danville Children's Choir will also be a part of this program.
* The day's activities conclude with the program "Interfaith Prayers for Peace" at Centre's Weisiger Theatre. This program, starting at 8:15 p.m., will emphasize understanding between faiths in a post-9-11 world. Rick Axtell, assistant professor of religion and Centre chaplain, is coordinating the event. There will be readers from Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Christian traditions. Speakers include Rev. Tom Farmer of the Presbyterian Church in Danville; Dr. Beth Glazier-McDonald, professor of religion at Centre; and Dr. Kunwar Bhatnagar of the Hindu Temple in Louisville.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend these events. For more information, contact Kyle Hite at 236-6692, Janie Pass at 238-6986 or Rick Axtell at 238-5245.
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