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Climate awareness march staged in Kilmarnock

KILMARNOCK—For a few hours last Saturday, more than 160 concerned citizens participated in a climate awareness March in Kilmarnock. They marched enthusiastically for a mile along Main Street from the Peebles parking lot at 463 North Main Street to Grace Episcopal Church at 303 South Main Street.

They were waving at supportive horn-honkers and carrying signs. The signs, all homemade, were varied and imaginative, reported Cathie Ward, who had made several to share, using foam core board and magic markers. Virtually all that she saw were positive, in good humor and not partisan, she said.

“It’s probably unfair to name a standout,” she said, but she felt the large blow-up globe carried by Bob and Susan Wayland of White Stone made quite an impression. It was affixed with a sign that read: “Earth to Mankind, Keep Me Cool.”

Even the pets were fair game—with one carrying a sign with a picture of Earth that read “I dig it.”

Arrangements had been made so that marchers could join in at the midpoint at the library.

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Rappahannock Record Staff
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