Participants, about 114 in all, hold up their arms as they form the peace sign Friday afternoon at the W.E. Harris Community Center Field in Hastings. The event, part of the International Day of Peace, is the second year Hastings has celebrated with a human peace sign. The Hastings branch of the St. Johns County Library System, Unity of St. Augustine and Pie in the Sky in Hastings put together the event. Keeping participants cooled off with free water and a misting fan were members of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Palatka. Local singer Amy Hendrickson again provided music for the event. “Apparently the idea is catching on. They were also celebrating International Peace Day up at Palencia Elementary,” said Malea Guiriba, one of the organizers.
Thank you to Unity & Peace St. Augustine, Amy Hendrickson, Walter Coker, The Hastings Branch Library, The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palatka and all of the folks who participated in the Human Peace Sign. It was a great success and we look forward to making it bigger and better next year.