There is a Peace Parade planed by a few in the community who see a need during these desperate unprecedented times. We will begin lining up at the Civic Center Saturday (Jun 6) at 10:30, and the vehicle parade will start at 11:00. We are accepting donations of cases of water, Gatorade, non-perishable food items, and cash to be donated to the Mt Pleasant Police Department, and the money is for non-perishables donated to Titus County Cares.
There will be a trailer at the Civic Center for donations Saturday, and a table at the Bell Tower donations. We have chosen the color blue as our theme as it represents Peace and Unity. We ask that everyone in attendance remain in their vehicles throughout the event to maintain social distancing rules to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Once the parade reaches the Bell Tower, we ask that everyone disburse as there will be no gathering.
The City and the Mt Pleasant Police Department is aware of the event.
City of Mt. Pleasant Statement Regarding Peace Parade Saturday
On behalf of the City of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, I can say that we join communities across the nation and around the world in our outrage at the killing of George Floyd.
We are aware of the Peace Parade planned for this morning, beginning at the Mt. Pleasant Civic Center and ending at the Bell Tower downtown. We commend our citizens for taking this opportunity to show the world what a peaceful protest looks like. Because communication promotes understanding, and understanding promotes positive change.
We welcome and appreciate the open dialogue that has occurred leading up to this Peace Parade, and we are fully committed to continuing that dialogue to make our community one that is safe, inclusive, and caring of everyone: a true community of equality.
May God bless each of you and your family during these difficult times, and may his peace, protection and glory shine on our community this morning.
City Manager, Mt. Pleasant, TX