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Girl Scouts to host second annual Unity Day in Columbia County on October 9 at Lake City Mall

October is National Bullying Awareness Month.

The second annual Unity Day in Columbia County, hosted by Girl Scouts of Columbia Service Unit, will be in the Lake City Mall on Wednesday, October 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., with pre event activities beginning at 3:30 p.m.

"This event will hit home for many parents, students and teachers on the subject of bullying.  You may not think that this issue relates to you, but everyone should be concerned and prepared to deal with situations regarding this subject," said Unity Day organizer Crystal Curran. 

"Bullying affects so many of our community's children, parents and teachers as well."

This event encourages adults and children to get involved to help make a difference and spread the word to help other kids stand up for each other!

The event begins at 3:30 p.m. with a bounce house, face painting, balloons, and more.

Speakers, musicians and performers will take the stage from 5 to 7 p.m.

"We are partnering with Columbia County School Board to include an art show by inviting students and faculty to submit artwork with Unity Day related themes, such as anti-bullying, friendship, community and peace-building," Curran said.

Artwork will be displayed in the Lake City Mall October 9th through October 18th.  All artwork will be returned to the schools after the close of the exhibition to be returned to the artists.  For more details contact Crystal Curran: (386) 853-5013

They are still looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event.  For more information please contact Crystal Curran: (386) 853-5013 or