Otherwise know as the:
"Back-to-School Community Pep Rally"
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Don't miss this one! There will be marching bands, cheerleaders, live music at several different locations (steel drum band at Magoo's, Ty Curtis at Willamette Noodle Co.), Greek dancing at Macedonia Restaurant, Napolean's is serving crepes again, Gamberetti's has moved downtown, an Art Walk and culinary delights to sample at Travel Salem.
And while you're downtown join in on this event:
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS IN NEED OF FOOD!
There are 44,000 children in Marion and Polk counties going to school hungry, 7,000 more than last year. The members of Women Ending Hunger find this unacceptable. You should too.
Join FOOD FOR THOUGHT line of empty plates through downtown Salem to raise awareness of childhood hunger during the city-wide pep rally/First Wednesday event in September 7, 2011.
Starting at the State Capitol, at 5pm volunteers will line Court Street, ending at the Community Pep Rally at Court and Front Streets.
Volunteers wishing to join the Food For Thought line are asked to wear red or orange for Women Ending Hunger, or their school colors, and hold empty plates beginning at 5pm for twenty minutes to call attention to hunger in our two counties. We are trying to engage at least 3,700 community members to join us, each representing 100 hungry children. Paper plates will be provided or participants can bring their own plates.
We will assign groups to join the line on a specific block, dispatching them from either the Capitol steps or our info table near Liberty and Center.
Videographers and photographers will be filming the line for YouTube and area media. At 5:20, the line will disperse, allowing participants the opportunity to participate in First Wednesday activities downtown.
Volunteers wishing to join the LINE-UP can contact Kat Daniel at Marion-Polk Food Share, 503-581-3855 ext. 322.