On June 10, 2020

Student and pastor lead Woodstock in March of Cars for Black Lives Matter

Staff report

WOODSTOCK—“We have lost something that we have loved. We have lost someone precious and we are grieving. We will either allow our souls to grow from this or we won’t. And at this point, one question remains: What will be our loving choice?” said the Reverend Dr. Leon Dunkley, minister of the North Universalist Chapel Society of Woodstock, in advance of the March of Cars for Black Lives Matter event held Tuesday, June 9.

The March of Cars for Black Lives Matter procession started at 2:30 p.m. with staging along the east curb of South Road (Route 106 facing The Woodstock Green and alongside The Woodstock Inn).

Jane Curtis led the procession in her car as police stopped traffic at 3 p.m. for the caravan, which ended at Woodstock Middle School/High School.

Participants made signs and put them on their cars for the procession. Some read “Black Lives Matter,” “No Justice, No Peace” and “What the World Needs Now is Love.”

Tripp Overbay, a 3rd grade student at  Woodstock Elementary School opened the formal remarks portion of the program in the high school parking lot after the procession. He was followed by Woodstock Police Dept. Chief Robbie Blish, and then by the Reverend Dr. Leon Dunkley.



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