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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Peace Peace Peace Pete Seeger Peace

Folk legend Pete Seeger will be awarded the Woodstock Council for World Peace
Noble Peace Prize and the World Peace Prayer Society's Culture of Peace award, the Woodstock Council for World Peace announced just now.

The Woodstock International Walk for World Peace will take place in Woodstock on Sunday. The World Peace Prayer Society is contributing the flags of all nations for the walk, which culminates at the Comeau property on Comeau Drive.

Victorio Roland Mousaa and Princess WOW!, founder of the Smile Revoulution, will be performing at 11:00 a.m., and will introduce Seeger to the crowd. The council will be presenting Seeger with a "Noble Peace Prize," and The World Peace Prayer Society will also be presenting Seeger with their Culture of Peace award.

The event is free and open to all.

The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Arts is sponsoring the walk, which will be led by children carrying smaller flags.

“We are walking for peace, and are not protesting”, said the Rev. John Nelson, founder of Woodstock International Walk for World Peace.

The walkers are to meet on Sunday at 8 a.m., with participants meeting at the intersection of Routes 375 and 212. At 9:30 the walk will commence with the parade of flags through the town, past the village green and continuing along Route 212 to Comeau Drive, then on to Comeau Field, where the World Peace Prayer Ceremony will be held at 10:15 a.m., followed by guest artists and speakers, Seeger and other performances.

A “Paint Out”, will also once again take place; participation in the Paint Out is open to all, and brushes and acrylic paints will be provided. There will also be a Native American blessing ceremony.

After the conclusion of events at Comeau Field, Seeger will be appearing and performing at the Bearsville Theater at 1 p.m., including a book signing of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone".

Sundance Award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman will be filming the event for inclusion in his upcoming film, "Rooted In Peace," a documentary on the ways people around the world are taking to create peace and a culture of sustainability.

There, that's "peace,"14 times. So don't be fighting.

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