Peace Shindig set for Sept. 19 in Bristol

A Peace Shindig featuring a free concert with the Still a Dream Band is set for Saturday, Sept. 19 at Hansen Park in Bristol, in the large shelter.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. with food, available for purchase.  There will be brats, sloppy Joes, hot dogs, chips and drinks as well as a bake sale. Free activities including face painting will also be featured.

At 6 p.m. the Still a Dream Band will play a free concert. Osvaldo Vena, who leads the band, was touched when he read a book of poems by Arab and Israeli children expressing their dreams of peace.  Over the years, he crafted these poems into songs.  Later, he connected with children from a shantytown in his native Argentina and put to music their hopes for better lives.  The Still a Dream Band gives life to these songs with their Latin-tinged sound.

Throughout the evening there will also be a silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction, CD sales, and any donations will go to benefit the Hope Secondary School in Beit Jala, West Bank and Sueñitos, a daycare center working with underprivileged children of Ciudad Oculta, the Hidden City, one of the shanty towns of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Hope Secondary School provides quality education for disadvantaged children in the Palestinian Territories based on Christian values of love, peace, tolerance, human dignity and justice. More can be learned at http://www.hopeschoolbeitjala. com.

Sueñitos, a day care and early learning center provides a midday meal, a safe environment and a ray of hope in La Ciudad Oculta. Since it was walled off from the rest of Buenos Aires in 1978, “The Hidden City” has become one of the world’s worst slums.

Proceeds from the food sales will support Living Waters Ministries, an outreach collaboration of several Kenosha County United Methodist churches.  It is the goal of Living Waters to promote physical, social, and spiritual wellbeing throughout Kenosha County.

Hansen Park is located in Bristol, on Highway 45, about a mile south of Highway 50.

For more information contact Pamela Garside-Meyers, 262-358-5102,


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