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Anti-bullying rally set for noon Thursday

Lunch, demonstration will be on courthouse lawn

August 27, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

Taking a stand against bullying will be as easy as making your way to the Marshall County Courthouse lawn this Thursday.

The local Not In Our Town anti-bullying committee is sponsoring a rally at noon Thursday on the lawn to come together against bullying.

There will be a free JBS pork burger lunch for the first 500 in attendance.

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"It's a lunch, but it's also demonstration from our community to show our support for bullying prevention," said Abigail Pelzer, managing editor of the Times-Republican and a local NIOT committee member.

Participants are asked to wear their orange Not in Our Town T-shirts and a limited number will be on sale at the event, or just wear orange - the color of anti-bullying efforts.

There will also be pledge cards for visitors to sign to take a stance against bullying.

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If you go ...

WHAT: Community anti-bullying rally and lunch

WHEN: Thursday, noon

WHERE: Marshall County Courthouse lawn

The national organization of NIOT will also be here filming events and Director Patrice O'Neal will have brief comments at the noon event, as will Mayor Pro Tem Bethany Wirin.

Also on Thursday, staff with the Rachel's Challenge organization will be in town, speaking to student groups during the day. The organization was formed after Rachel Scott died in the Columbine massacre and the staff will tell her story. The community is invited to a presentation by Rachel's Challenge at 7 p.m. Thursday at the MHS/Community Auditorium.



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