HR557: Commending Peace in Da Paint.


Offered August 21, 2020
Commending Peace in Da Paint.
Patron-- Cole, J.G.

WHEREAS, Peace in Da Paint, a basketball competition and community event, started as a vision of a brighter future for the younger generation in Frederickburg’s Mayfield community; and

WHEREAS, Kentrale Washington established Peace in Da Paint in 2012 to support the young people of Mayfield and demonstrate that differences and disagreements could be settled without violence; and

WHEREAS, with ongoing support from local residents, businesses, and members of the community, Peace in Da Paint grew into an annual event held in July; and

WHEREAS, Kentrale Washington and Kisha BeautyEnt Turner, along with the band, Major League Band, have annually hosted the Peace in Da Paint event and invested their time and leadership to serve the young people of the Mayfield community for eight years; and

WHEREAS, Peace in Da Paint has donated school supplies, haircuts, and clothes to help the community’s young people prepare for the school year; and

WHEREAS, Peace in Da Paint gives the youth of the Mayfield area and surrounding communities a chance to enjoy themselves in a safe, supportive environment; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Peace in Da Paint hereby be commended for its work to inspire the youth of Mayfield and support the local community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Peace in Da Paint as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for the organization’s contributions to the residents of Mayfield, Fredericksburg, and the region.