June 28th, 2015
Dance for Lupus Stoneybrook Block Party, Stratford, Connecticut captured the essence of the universal peace message, May Peace Prevail On Earth.
It started with the purest intentions of a lovely young woman, by the name of Lauren Recine. She gathered her neighbors, friends and family to help raise awareness and funds for the Lupus Foundation, by organizing a community block party!
The street closed and the festivities began! People came to show their support from Stratford and its surrounding areas, to include: Brookfield, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Trumbull and Milford, Connecticut.
The World Peace Prayer Society was invited to provide an information table under a tent, along with other vendors, and the folks from the Lupus Foundation.
Ann Marie Robustelli and Patricia McGrath from The World Peace Sanctuary were honored to participate.
True spirit and meaning of volunteerism was expressed on this day from artists who gifted their time and talent!
A $10.00 contribution per adult (100% of the proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation), bought a pass to dance to great DJ music & live band, and a show from the Stratford hip-hop group. There was face painting, bouncy house for kids and “all the homemade food you can eat!”
The authenticity and love from everyone we met was astounding.
People wholeheartedly embraced the peace message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth. “ Many expressed a strong desire to plant a Peace Pole in their neighborhood. So we’ll work together on making that happen.
May Peace Prevail in Our Communities! May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Ann Marie Robustelli, The World Peace Prayer Society