Peace Dove soars in Nevada City |

Peace Dove soars in Nevada City

Forest Charter School students, their parents and “Roots and Shoots” adult volunteers launched the giant Peace Dove on Washington Street in Nevada City on Saturday morning.

Students in Forest Charter’s PACE program – which stands for Peace, Arts, Creativity and Environment – marched down Main Street to the Peace Center of Nevada County.

With the Peace Dove flying high, they paraded through the Nevada City Farmer’s Market. Shoppers at the market booths waved, clapped, and cheered for these young people who reminded them that the International Day of Peace was Tuesday, Sept. 21.

When the students returned to the Peace Center, they watched a YouTube message from Jane Goodall about other “Roots and Shoots” groups flying peace doves. As a special “thank you,” Peace Center volunteers gave the children dove-shaped cookies and peace pins.

The PACE Roots and Shoots group is planning other events throughout the year to promote peace and environmental conservation.

Nevada County resident and author Carol Malnor helped with Forest Charter School’s peace dove project.

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