Peace Day Celebration at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in Rockville This Saturday, July 15

Peace Day Celebration will take place from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. The free event will offer: Entertainment (music & comedy), Moon Bounce & Face Painting, Cupcakes & Conversation, Community Mosaic Project, the ability to explore Mattie’s peace messages with fun “Peace Stations” and activities for folks of all ages.
Matthew “Mattie” Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek was born on July 17, 1990 with a rare neuromuscular disease. Despite disability, Mattie grew to be a well-respected poet and peace ambassador, and he inspired millions of people around the world with his messages of hope and peace. Mattie died on June 22, 2004, just three weeks before his 14th birthday. To honor Mattie’s birthday and peace legacy, the Peace Day Celebration will take place from  10 a.m.-12 p.m. July 15 at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. The event will feature dedications from city, county, and state leaders, and will allow you celebrate peace with the community mosaic, activities, cupcakes, and a special closing ceremony. Included in the celebration:

Jimmy Alexander – emcee extraordinaire
The Blarney Bench – folk music
Stephanie Goldklang – comedy
Ed Heck – Random Acts of Art
David Godoy – music/saxophone
Timothy Bellevia – WAATSI & Sage Dolls
Sylver Logan Sharp – closing song
Mascots, moon bounce, and face painting

All are welcome!

Per the City of Rockville.



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