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Sep 15, 2013

Teens cross Augusta’s Memorial Bridge for Seeds of Peace | KENNEBEC JOURNAL

AUGUSTA | The 100 or so golden-shirted teens striding across Memorial Bridge Sunday morning proclaimed their support of Seeds of Peace, an organization aiming to inspire leadership and cross-cultural understanding among youngsters.

It was the second year a group marched across a bridge in the state for that cause. Last year, teens crossed a small wooden bridge in Otisfield, at a Seeds of Peace camp. Next year, it’s a bridge in Bangor.

The Bridges to Peace Global march Saturday was designed to “raise funds to support Maine’s Seeds of Peace nonprofit and its network of young peacemakers in conflict regions,” according to a press release from the organization. Bridge marches are set later this month in New York City and London, among other cities.

“We’re all walking together,” said Heather Lindkvist of Lewiston, who serves on the Maine Seeds of Peace Steering Committee.

Read the rest of Betty Adams’ article in The Kennebec Journal ››



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