The Zonta Club of Lebanon was pleased to host the 2017 Area 4 Zonta Says NO Advocacy Walk in Lebanon’s beautiful Memorial Park and plans to host the 2018 Advocacy Walk in Indianapolis in October.
The third annual walk was held in October and allowed clubs and concerned individuals to gather to advocate against domestic violence. The walk was held in Memorial Park in Lebanon. Zontians and Z-Club students from all over Area 4 were present to walk to raise awareness of the dangers of domestic violence.
A representative from the mayor’s office spoke and welcomed participants and then Pascal Fettig from Mental Health America Boone County spoke on things being done in Boone County to address violence against women.
After a brief warmup, the walkers carried signs and posters along a state highway and around the park. Cars were honking their horns and people were waving encouragingly.
At the main corner of the park, the Zonta clubs from Indiana had their Zonta Says NO posters posted next to orange pinwheels. Each pinwheel represents a life that was lost due to domestic violence.
The group advertises the walk at an event earlier in the fall. At the event, Lebanon’s Lincoln and Civil War Reenactment, the club pairs with the Boone County Historial Society to sell food at the event.
This provides the members, as well as the Z Club students, an opportunity to fundraise and advertise their upcoming advocacy event.